Richard Guglielmo

Richard J Guglielmo

Wednesday, May 26th, 1926 - Friday, April 5th, 2019
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Richard Joseph Guglielmo Sr. passed peacefully on Friday April 5, 2019 survived by his loving
A man in full describes him best. Full of life, full of love, and compassion, full house, full of
Richard was born May 26, 1926 to Mary and Joseph Guglielmo. He is the great nephew (on his mother’s side), to the canonized Saint, “Santa Maria Mazzerello” a disciple of Saint John Bosco, of Turin / Mornese, Italy.
Born in Nyack, NY grew up in both Northvale, and Tenafly, NJ. He attended Saint Cecilia’s High School, Englewood NJ. He enrolled as a Pre-Med student at Tuft’s University, Boston Massachusetts at the young age of 16. Went on to serve in the US Navy, South Pacific, during WWII as a paramedic. On his return, he completed his Masters in Organic Chemistry, at Fordham University, New York, New York.
His love of Chemistry led him to a life of discovery, which included 22 (twenty-two) patents in
the Electromagnetic field and applications in the specialty industrial coatings.
His greatest love was his wife Anita Hay Guglielmo, who had predeceased him six years ago. They were an exceptional couple and he missed her so. May he rest in her arms in eternal peace, something he so longed for.
He leaves behind a legacy of 8 (eight) children, 11 (eleven) grandchildren and 1 (one) great
granddaughter. All of which he nurtured, and loved equally. A man with no judgment, no bias, his generosity was abounded in spirit, soul, and in mind.
His laughter filled the air and overflowed for those who heard it, knew the sound. We will miss
him so.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in memory of Richard to either Georgian Court University, 900 Lakewood Ave., Lakewood, NJ 08701-2697 or the Salesian Sisters Development office, 659 Belmont Ave, North Haledon, NJ 07508.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall Township.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 11th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, April 11th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Wall
    2028 NJ-35
    WALL, NJ 07719
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  • Service

    Friday, April 12th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Friday, April 12th, 2019 10:30am
    St. Catharine's Church
    215 Essex Avenue
    SPRING LAKE, NJ 07762
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    Father Martin Padovani SVD
  • Interment

    St. Anne's Cemetery
    1610 Allenwood Road
    WALL, NJ 07719
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Peter Hay

Posted at 12:24am
Dear Ricky, Anita, Tim, Gigi, Megan, Terrance,  Andy and Danny,  my dear cousins, I want to express my sincere sympathy to you all on your Dad's passing.   Its taken me a few days to process this and to think about how I could express all that he meant to me. I'm sorry I could not attend the funeral, I have some physical aliments currently that hamper me from taking long trips.
 Uncle Dick was one of the best men I've ever known in my 70 years.   When I was a very young boy, he was one of my first role models for what a good man was.   It was impossible not to  feel his laughter when you were in the same room.   The sound sent a message to me as a boy that our family world was a friendly, (sometimes silly) experience and a good place to be.
My first remembrance upon hearing of his passing was a time, as my godfather, during my Confirmation rehearsals.  There was a nun who was badgering and shaming me as I stumbled through the prayers. He witnessed what she was doing and saw how upset I was.  He put his hand on my shoulder and said it was going to be alright.   That was a simple but powerful bit of comforting that made a big difference... so much so that I think of it 57 years later.
Another great memory was one he would bring up to me every time I saw him.     He and your Mom and I "hung out" one night at the Lone Star Cafe here in NYC.   I just happened to be there when I ran into we sat together, drank a bit; Johnny Paycheck was on stage in the background as we laughed, and  told stories until it was very late (we closed the place actually)   That was one grand time.
I miss you folks, I wish we lived closer.   I always enjoy being with you and sharing memories.    We have a family full of "characters" and we were lucky enough to have great parents.      I will always remember my Uncle Dick fondly.

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