LaMonica Memorial Home

145 East Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ


Paul L. Rizzo

February 11, 1946April 17, 2020

Paul L. Rizzo of West Orange, formerly of Cranford, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 17, 2020 due to complications from COVID-19.

He was the beloved husband of Margaret Rose Christen, loving father of Laura Lauritano and Amy Rizzo, cherished grandfather of Michael and Matthew Lauritano, and dear brother of Patricia Raffellini and her husband Robert. He was also survived by many Raffellini nieces and nephews.

Paul was born in Brooklyn, New York to the late Mildred and Dante Rizzo. He was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and a longtime member of the American Legion.

Over the past 20 years, Paul worked as an assistant controller for EI Associates in Cedar Knolls. Paul was a devout Catholic and a wonderful and generous human being. He touched the hearts of everyone who encountered him.

He was an avid Yankee fan. He enjoyed time spent at Yankee Stadium with his brother in law Robert Raffellini and nephews, Andy and Stephen. He was proud of his grandsons for their active participation in sports, especially following his passion for baseball.

God Bless you, my Paul, as you make your journey to perpetual love, light, and peace. You will be in my heart for always. Your loving wife.

With restrictions recently placed on occupancy in public spaces by the State of New Jersey in the ongoing efforts to limits the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Paul’s funeral arrangements are being held privately under the direction of the LaMonica Memorial Home in Livingston and there will not be any services held in the future.

Due to the untimely circumstances surrounding his passing from this virus, any donations would be appreciated. Kindly mail to his wife, Margaret Rose Christen, at 141 Old Short Hills Road, Apt. 11, West Orange, NJ 07052.


  • Passed Away

    Friday, April 17, 2020


Paul L. Rizzo

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rose christen

May 11, 2020

Dear One
My heart is broken and I miss you terribly. I cannot believe you are not here, neither can the pets.
I am happy you are walking happy in heaven, but hope you can look out for me as you always did, because I am suffering here.
God is with you, a piece of my heart is with you as well.
Till I see you again.
Your loving wife, rose

Hosea Matic

April 20, 2020

To Our Dear Paul,
As a former co-worker at EI for more than 7 years, and good friend I will missed you my brother-in-arms. The 'How are yous', 'Good Morning Paul', ' How you feel Paul', etc. phrases you responded in positive attitudes, these I won't forget. You are now in the hands of our Heavenly Father the creator of the universe, God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and King David, in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ you now found the real PEACE, no more sickness & no more disease. Thank you for the opportunity working with you. God bless & Condolence to your family. Hosea Matic.

Kenny Belew

April 18, 2020

Aunt Rose, praying for you and all of Paul's family.

Andrew Baskins

April 18, 2020

P-RIZZ I will miss our talks about the Yankees.

I consider you one of my best friends .

Please Rest in Peace.


Cathy Tidwell

April 18, 2020

Paul was truly a great brother-in-law. I will miss him and

his cheerful attitude. He was a hard worker and very


May God bless you and give you rest.

Jennifer Martinez

April 18, 2020

So many memories, mostly surrounded at the holiday table over the years. We are saddened to hear of Paul’s passing and are heartbroken for his wife Rose and his sister Pat and all his family. Wishing we could be physically with you at this difficult time but know you are in our hearts and prayers. Love, Jennifer, Marcus, Lena, William and Kelsea

Phyllis Alfano

April 18, 2020

It has been awhile since our last encounter, however, the memories we were both part of as children are still very fresh. Thank you for those memories. Rest In Peace. My condolences to your family.
Love your cousin Phyllis

Dina Verdeaux

April 17, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Paul was a sweet man and a wonderful neighbor. I'm so glad we've become friends. Paul will be missed and I'll always remember his kindness to me and the kids.
Dina, Chuck, Gabby & Cenzo

Gabriella Verdeaux

April 17, 2020

When I first met Paul my first thought was omg he is a spitting image of my late uncle and he was a great man very loving and kind very thoughtful to everyone he would meet and a nice man to all thank you to rose and Paul for being very nice


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