Josephine E. Ricciardi
17 June, 1919 – 24 March, 2020
Josephine Ricciardi (Zigarelli), 100, of Whiting, New Jersey passed away March 24, 2020. Josephine was born on June 17, 1919 in Paterson, New Jersey to Pasqualina and Vincent Zigarelli. She married John Ricciardi on June 1, 1941, remaining together for 67 years until his passing in 2008. She was a resident of Paterson for 87 years before retiring to Whiting in 2006. Josephine returned to school at age 44 to study education, and graduated from Paterson State College in 1968 with Bachelor of Arts in Education and went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Reading. She taught in the Paterson School system for 37 years. Josephine was predeceased by her husband, John; two sisters, Mary Zampella and Emily Ricciardi; two sons-in-law, Eddie Roach and Ronnie Stanley; a grandson, Michael Stanley; and a great-grandson, Mikey Stanley. She is survived by her children Arlene Stanley (Richard) of Whiting, Gail Roach of Whiting, John Ricciardi (Fay) of Whiting, Mark Ricciardi (Pat) of Clifton, and Drew Ricciardi of Neptune; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. She will be missed by all who knew her. There will be a private service for family at Anderson & Campbell Funeral home with a celebration of life in the future.
- Gail Roach, Daughter
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Lisa Marino mastando
15 April 2020
To the ricciardi family I am so very to hear about your mother's passing 💔. May she rest peacefully 🙏much love, Lisa XO
6 April 2020
Life, Love and Laughter are three words I associate with Josephine. From the first time her and John came to my home in Manalapan for dessert to the last time I sat on the couch at Dad and R's home with her. Josephine had a zest and energy for LIFE, a deep LOVE for her family and them for her, and LAUGHTER that she brought to every conversation. You are all in my thoughts and prayers and may each day bring you comfort knowing she is Living, Loving and Laughing in Heaven!
1 April 2020
Josephine covered a few times at 14Avenue
Early Learning Center.She loved
children and was a joy to be around.
Her family was her life!
May she rest in peace!
31 March 2020
In memory of my dear friend, Josie. My sincerest sympathy to Gail, Arlene, John, Mark, Drew and their spouses and children. We have shared many good times with your Mom and Dad. Josie and John had a full life, well lived, and were well loved. Josie will will missed, but not forgotten.
Alfred and Carol Calvetti
30 March 2020
Josephine came into my life over 15 years ago. We have many fond memories of Josephine riding in my car going to play bingo and many day trips with Arlene, Ritchie and Gail. Josephine would always start singing her favorite songs and we would all join in and have a great time. She knew all the words and carried a great tune.
One other thing that we will always remember about Josephine is when you asked her a question and the response was a yes, she would always answer with a YAAAAAH!!!!
All our love,
Alfred and Carol
Bill & Glenda Lovel
28 March 2020
From the first time we met you in Florida to the last time we saw you we always said “ You look good Mom” and she always replied “I know!”
Quite the lady! Quite the daughters who loved and cared for her. She was lucky to have the two of you plus Richie to make her smile.
Now she can go be with Pop!
Bill & Glenda