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McCracken Funeral Home

1500 Morris Ave, Union, NJ

OBITUARY

Richard A Ferdinandi

April 27, 1949September 4, 2019
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Richard A Ferdinandi, age 70, of Union, NJ, passed away on Wednesday September 4, 2019 at the Center for Hope Hospice, Scotch Plains, NJ.

Born April 27, 1949 in Newark, NJ to the late Luciano and Olga Ferdinandi.

He was predecease by his two brothers Anthony and Luciano.

Richie is survived by his wife of 38 years Eileen, a son and daughter in law Richard and Vanesa Ferdinandi, a daughter and son in law Danielle and Kenneth Hayes, 3 granddaughters Brianna, Catalina, and Mackenzie.

He was a member of the Galloping Hill Cruisers, enjoyed playing golf, was an avid NY Jets and NY Yankee's fan, he never missed a Sunday family dinner, but most important to him was spending time with his family especially his granddaughters.

A visitation for Richard will be held Monday, September 9, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083. A mass will occur Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM at St. Michael's Church, 1212 Kelly St, Union, NJ 07083. A burial will occur Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM at Graceland Memorial Park, 1900 Galloping Hill Rd, Kenilworth, NJ 07033.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.McCrackenFuneralHome.com for the Ferdinandi family. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Richie’s name to the Center for Home Hospice 1900 Raritan Rd, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Mass Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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Susan Perretta Banasiak

September 10, 2019

Eileen,
My family and I are so sorry to hear about your loss. I happened to hear of the passing of your husband on Sunday at St Michael's during mass. I didn't connect the dots because I thought your husband was around my age and to young to pass away. Please extend our condolences to your family. I'm sorry we haven't kept in touch. I remember the days when your son and my son Michael went fishing together. My father passed away January 5, 2019. Please call me when you have a chance.

Susan Perretta (Banasiak)
1370 Mark Drive
Union, NJ
908-267-6052

Diane Adams

September 8, 2019

Dear Eileen, Richard, Danielle and family,
I wish to extend my sincere and deepest condolences on the loss of a fun, loving and hard working man. I remember roller skating, Starsky and Hutch, great
times down the shore and many
other times together. Rest in peace Richie🙏.

Fran Vozos

September 5, 2019

Dear Eileen, Richie and Danielle, we are so saddened to hear of your beloved husband and fathers sudden passing. We all grew to know him during the Battlehill and Burnet years, a man with a heart of gold. May all your memories be clearly with you all during this very difficult time and may God bring comfort to you all as only He can do. Love, Vozos family

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