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Joseph Rigolioso

Joseph Rigolioso

Wednesday, August 11th, 1926 - Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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RIGOLIOSO, Joseph, age 94, of Elmwood Park, died on October 21, 2020. He was born and raised in Garfield for 92 years settling in Elmwood Park 2 years ago. Joseph was Vice President of Garfield Trust Company in Garfield for many years and also worked as an accountant for Sterling Fence in Paterson before retiring. His passion for music enabled him to become a self taught pianist at a very early age. He was a member of the house band at the Cotillion Banquet Hall in Garfield and also was the organist at Our Lady of Mount Virgin Church in Garfield for many years. His music and involvement in Mt. Virgin Church earned him Stewardship of the Month in the parish. He was under the care of his niece and nephew, Francine and Frank Rigolioso, and he will be dearly missed by his loving and devoted caretakers, Oneida, Carolina, Marta, Mirabel and Maria. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Joseph is predeceased by his siblings, Gasper Rigolioso, Frances Zuccaro, Sadie DeMarco, Rose Russo, Josephine Pisello and Mary Ferraro. The funeral is Tuesday, October 27, 2020, arriving at the Aloia Funeral Home at 9:30 am followed by a 11 am mass at Our Lady of Mt. Virgin RC Church, Garfield. Interment St. Nicholas Cemetery, Lodi. The Rigolioso family is in the care of the Aloia Funeral Home, 180 Harrison Ave., Garfield (973-340-7077). Condolences/Directions visit aloiafuneral.com
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am
    Aloia Funeral Home
    180 Harrison Avenue
    GARFIELD, NJ 07026
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  • Service

    Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 11:00am
    Our Lady of Mount Virgin RC Church
    188 MacArthur Avenue
    GARFIELD, NJ 07026
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  • Interment

    St. Nicholas Cemetery - Lodi
    2 Terrace Avenue
    LODI, NJ 07644
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Gina Pomponio

Posted at 04:42pm
Fran and Frank,
Joe was my parents Best Man at their wedding in 1955, my Dad's closest friend for 75 years (since grammar school) and my Baptismal Godfather. My Mom, sister and I are so sad to hear of his passing, but, we know he is in a better place. He was always a part of my families birthdays and made many musical recordings with my parents , some on vinyl records, while my parents sang and he played his beloved piano. When we last visited him at his home for Christmas in 2016, his awareness of who we were to him was a challenge to recall, but, he played his electric piano for us , never missing a note. We called out songs at random and he played everyone perfectly! My dad cared deeply about Joe and I remember him being very upset when Joe started to show early signs of decline. Always wanting the best care for him was his goal. Thank you Fran and Frank for making his last years as comfortable as possible in the comfort of your home.
Betty (Charles) Rigolosi
Mr. & Mrs. Gina & Joe Pomponio
Risa Rigolosi

Maribel Palacios

Posted at 09:52pm
I thank God for letting me serve Mr.Joe, I did it with all my heart. I am saddened, but know he is in a better place. My deepest condolences. -Mirabel
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Marie Sniffen

Posted at 02:56pm
The last of a beautiful family.
My condolences Francine and Frank. Fondly remember your wonderful parents Marie Sniffen

Maria Oliveri

Posted at 01:54pm
Dear Francine and Frank, It saddens me to see that your Uncle Joe has passed away. His passing brings back so many warm and loving memories of your dear family. Your Aunt Rose being my Godmother. . .your Aunt Frances and her family's close connection with mine. . .and of course your dear dad and mom. . . and your Aunt Mary. Although we were not blood relatives, we were brought up knowing and loving each other as family. Your Uncle Joe's God given talent of music was instrumental in many of the old Mt. Virgin musical show arrangements. Not to ever forget the years he graced us with beautiful music from the choir loft. These are rich memories that one never forgets. Your Uncle Joe was a gracious and kind human being and now he has joined his wonderful family in the heavens above. May God continue to bless you and your wonderful family with the peace and joy of life, and the safety of good health. Most sincerely, Maria Oliveri (Bella and Frank's daughter)

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