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Richard Joseph Cifuni

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Cifuni, Richard Joseph

Richard J. Cifuni passed away on Tuesday, March 18th, at his home. He was 56. He was born on November 13, 1957 to Veronica H. (Hirt) & Frank A. Cifuni, Sr. in Astoria, Queens, NY. At the age of 2, he moved to Congers, NY and that remained his home for the rest of his life. In his early adulthood he worked as an Ironworker and enjoyed world travel. In later years he worked in Logistics and enjoyed classic cars, motorcycles, boats and traveling around the U.S. He was a graduate of Clarkstown North High School Class of 1976.

Richard is survived by his companion, Ann Draper Nagel of Congers; his 3 brothers, Frank A. Cifuni Jr. & wife Linda of Goshen, Thomas Cifuni & wife Debbie of Valley Cottage, and James Cifuni of Haverstraw; his 3 sisters, Frances A. Cifuni & husband Lee Weisberg of Goshen, Carol Cifuni of Garnerville and Dian Cifuni of Garnerville; his 4 nephews, Jesse Cifuni of Congers, Frank Weisberg of Brooklyn, Alex Weisberg of Haverstraw and Tommy Cifuni of Valley Cottage; his 3 nieces, Liza Weisberg & partner Mike Masciotta of Highland Mills, Jaclyn Cifuni of West Haverstraw and Gabrielle Cifuni of Valley Cottage and 1 great nephew, Gionni Masciotta of Highland Mills. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank A. & Veronica H. Cifuni.

Richard was the type of guy who couldn't say no to anyone who asked for his help. Everyone who knew him, loved him. He was a man of deep faith. He will be missed by all.

Family will receive visitors on Friday, March 21st at Higgins Funeral Home, Congers from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, March 22nd at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Lake Road, Congers at 10am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Home Aides of Rockland, 151 South Main St., New City, NY 10956.

Michael J Higgins

Funeral Service Inc.

113 Lake Road East

Congers, NY 10920

(845) 268-6665


Published in the The Journal News on Mar. 20, 2014
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