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Brown-Wynne Funeral Home

200 Southeast Maynard Road, Cary, NC

OBITUARY

Robert Riccardi

July 12, 1967May 12, 2020
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Rob, my husband, my Bobby, my best friend. The gift that means the most to me is the one that no one else but you could have given - the time we spent making a beautiful life together.

On May 12th the world lost a beautiful soul. They say things will get better, but right now the pain is unbearable and I miss you so much already. My life is forever changed, my heart is forever broken.

You are the most unselfish, loving and giving man I know. I just can't imagine living my days without you, and waking up every morning without your smiling face and funny sense of humor (always a joker). I loved that quality about you, and you had a way of lighting up a room with laughter when you entered it. Everyone who knew you loved you.

Thank you for understanding me so well, for loving me as I am and letting me be my authentic self with you. I am so thankful to God for bringing you into my life, and I feel blessed to have shared these years with you; this life with you.

I pray you go in peace and know that you are forever loved and will be forever missed. 1010 my love, until we meet again.

Your loving wife, Marie💔

Robert Riccardi was a wonderful husband, son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He treasured the time he had with his family, and his grandchildren were the light of his days. He made each of them feel extra special and “Papa” was his favorite name. Watching him with our children was a joy of our lives too. The bond between them was undeniable.

Rob had a true love for God and family. His devotion to all of us has beautifully impacted our lives and we will be forever grateful to have spent the time we had with him.

May he rest peacefully in God’s kingdom, and may we all continue to share our memories and our stories about Rob; a man whom was deeply loved, and who loved deeply.

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Kevin Carney

May 20, 2020

On behalf of the Carney & Gordon Family our deepest sympathies for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Cathie Riccardi

May 18, 2020

Heaven gained an angel and we lost an amazing man. My Brother in law, best man at our wedding, Godfather to our daughter and the most fun person to be around. You have had me laughing since I met you in 1981. I will cherish the memories we made, our camping trips, the holidays. I will never forget how you and Ann dropped everything when I was sick and drove 10 hours to see me. And again you making that trip for our 25th anniversary. I am so glad we came the last 2 Thanksgivings to spend it with you. You were so kind and caring, a wonderful husband, father, brother , friend and most of all Papa. Keep them laughing Skip till we meet again. Love you💔

Nancy Puglisi

May 17, 2020

You were such a wonderful husband to my Sister Ann, son, brother, father, papa, uncle and friend. We were all blessed when you came into our family. Frank and I will always remember the great times we shared during the holidays, family celebrations and parties (remember the Hawaiian Luau). We will especially miss our visits for Easter and just sitting around the table talking, laughing and watching you enjoy your family. We will miss you brother-in-law, until we meet again. Love, Nancy and Frank

Craig Stein

May 17, 2020

September 2017

Michael Watson

May 17, 2020

May 12 1990
Rest in Peace Brother

Cathie Riccardi

May 16, 2020

Heaven gained an angel and we lost an amazing man. My Brother in law, best man at our wedding, Godfather to our daughter and the most fun person to be around. You have had me laughing since I met you in 1981. I will cherish the memories we made, our camping trips, the holidays. I will never forget how you and Ann dropped everything when I was sick and drove 10 hours to see me. And again you making that trip for our 25th anniversary. I am so glad we came the last 2 Thanksgivings to spend it with you. You were so kind and caring, a wonderful husband, father, brother , friend and most of all Papa. Keep them laughing Skip till we meet again. Love you💔

Grace Fontanez

May 16, 2020


My sister, Tammy was welcomed into your family 8 years ago. Since then, my family would go to your house for holiday dinners, parties, and just to spend time with everyone. It was a joy to be in your home and take part in these special moments. When Vinny and Tammy got married, you were the best man and I was the maid of honor. I remember Tammy telling me that Vinny chose his best friend, his dad, to stand by him when he got married. I stood with you by the dj, getting ready for us to give speeches. I was nervous, and we jokingly argued over who would go first. You graciously volunteered. Life moved forward quickly, and soon little Robby, who has your name, came into the world. My mom and I waited in the hospital with you and Ann, all of us impatient and excited. Tammy talked of you often, how much the boys loved you, and how thankful she was that they had you as their grandfather. Your presence in their lives will be missed greatly. I will forever remember you sitting at the head of the table, smiling and laughing with the family you loved so much. May your loved ones take some comfort in knowing that this is not the end, God has called you home, and you will be reunited someday soon.

Caroline Stallings

May 16, 2020

When he greeted us as new neighbors, Rob was kind and warm and his devotion to family was immediately evident. He was also an incredibly hard worker - his energy and talent was nothing short of extraordinary.  

We will miss seeing Rob outside working on a new project or playing with the grandkids around the pool. We are grateful to have known him for a short time, and are heartened that his memory lives on through his beautiful family.

“And He said to him, ‘Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.’” Luke 23:43

Caroline & Ryan Stallings

Diane and Joe Helmke

May 16, 2020

Through our many years of friendship, we are so lucky that we have many fond memories of Rob. One memory that really stands out is when Rob was courting Ann. The love story began when Ann worked with us at the hair salon n Farmingville and she cut Rob's hair. Rob wanted to date Ann in the worst way but Ann wouldn't budge. Each day Rob arranged for the local florist to deliver a single rose in a bud vase to Ann in the salon. Rob was very persistent and wouldn't give up. Finally, after a lot of soul searching, Ann decided that she would go out on one date with Rob. Everyone knows how the love story evolved. We will miss you dear friend. You were a very special man. Love Joe and Diane

Grace Fontanez

May 16, 2020


My sister, Tammy was welcomed into your family 8 years ago. Since then, my family would go to your house for holiday dinners, parties, and just to spend time with everyone. It was a joy to be in your home and take part in these special moments. When Vinny and Tammy got married, you were the best man and I was the maid of honor. I remember Tammy telling me that Vinny chose his best friend, his dad, to stand by him when he got married. I stood with you by the dj, getting ready for us to give speeches. I was nervous, and we jokingly argued over who would go first. You graciously volunteered. Life moved forward quickly, and soon little Robby, who has your name, came into the world. My mom and I waited in the hospital with you and Ann, all of us impatient and excited. Tammy talked of you often, how much the boys loved you, and how thankful she was that they had you as their grandfather. Your presence in their lives will be missed greatly. I will forever remember you sitting at the head of the table, smiling and laughing with the family you loved so much. May your loved ones take some comfort in knowing that this is not the end, God has called you home, and you will be reunited someday soon.

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