- Visitation Sunday, October 28, 2012
- Reflections-A Celebration of life Sunday, October 28, 2012
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November 5, 2012
I've been his patient for a few years and he was the best therapist ever. He was gentle, kind, nurturing,understanding, professional and funny! I always had the feeling he cared and he showed it to me in so many ways, especially when I got sick with cancer. One of the last times I saw him, I asked him not to "go" and he smiled at me and said "I'm not going anywhere", but he did.....
I miss you Rich.
October 30, 2012
Rich was an great godfather and I am lucky to have had him in my life. Although we may not have seen each other often, I always enjoyed the time we spent together. He was fun, generous, kind and just a good person. Even when we were talking on the phone he was positive, always asking about my life. I wish we had more time together. I will miss you Rich
October 30, 2012
Richard was a unique and special person. Although he worked for me for more than fifteen years, I always regarded him as a peer, rather than an employee. He was a gentle, but a forthright soul, an inspiration to me, both professionally and on a personal level. Although we had some differences here and there, we had a way of simultaneously apologizing the very next time we saw each other. He will always be remembered by me as one of the "real" people in this world. He is sorely missed and will always be.
Keay and Steve
October 29, 2012
We have not seen Rich for some time – we have been living in Australia. We did speak with him quite recently in a Skype conference and we are so glad now that we had that opportunity.
It does not seem right that he has been taken from us at this time. There is never a right time, but he was so young and had so much to do. We are not the sort of people to take solace from “beyond this world” explanations – we just feel very sad that he is gone.
We remember how Rich liked to work and revive old furniture.
We remember drinking sidecars over a meal with him on the beach at the Hamptons - and in other places.
We remember how he adopted Cody, a dog with significant needs and how influenced he was in knowing that if he did not take him, nobody would; and how he put so much effort into Cody so that he (Cody) could know that humans could be reasonable and kind.
We remember the generosity of his friendship with Barbara.
We remember how much he loved Phyllis and how they shared something that was really special.
And now we have to take care of her.
Susan Cori Colanero
October 28, 2012
Our deepest sympathy on your loss. My cousin Richard was a kind and generous man. I will remember him always. He was taken from us much too soon.
October 26, 2012
Great man to know. Thanks for the advice.
October 25, 2012
My friendship With Richard extends over 50 years. We met playing wiffle baseball at the beach in Rocky Point in 1957. We hung around with the same group of people and basically did the same things whether they be sports, TV watching, complaining about people or moaning about school chores. He was one of the funniest guys I ever met with a truly caustic sense of humor. He had a nickname for me that was unpublishable! But most of all he was a GOOD GUY! He is leaving us much too soon. His friend, Donald Cullinane
Joseph G. Duffy Funeral Home
October 25, 2012
Our thoughts are with the family and friends during this time.