Quinn Hopping Funeral Home

26 Mule Road, Toms River, NJ


Richard J. Pelati

October 28, 1932November 2, 2019

Richard John Pelati passed away peacefully on November 2, 2019 at the age of 87. Richard was born a native of Harlem, New York City to John and Clara. He served in the United States Army. Richard had a career as a U.S. Customs agent until his retirement in 1987. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Barbara, son Richard, daughter Carol, sister Gloria, granddaughter Elaine and daughter-in-law Toni Ann.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday November 5, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home 26 Mule Road Toms River, NJ 08755 where a funeral service will be held at 8:30 PM. Interment with Military Honors will take place on Friday November 8, 2019 at 9:30 AM at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery 350 Provinceline Road Wrightstown, NJ 08562. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Richard's name to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting www.quinn-hoppingfh.com.


  • VISITATION Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • VISITATION Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • FUNERAL SERVICE Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • ENTOMBMENT WITH MILITARY HONORS Friday, November 8, 2019


Richard J. Pelati

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Jean Ricci

November 12, 2019


We are so sorry to hear about Richard. He will be missed. Take care.

Jean, John, and Cindy Ricci

Thomas Tuosto

November 5, 2019

To Barbara, Richie, Carol and the rest of the family, our sincere condolences on your loss.
Tom, Christine and the boys...

donna corizzi

November 5, 2019

Mr. Pelati, Richard, was a kind, gentle man. He was always so nice with me and my family. I have my wedding video of him dancing up a storm. (that was many years ago.) he will always be remembered as the Dancing Pelati

Mark and Donna