Richard James Grande
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AGE: 20 • Lacey Township
Richard James Grande, 20, of Lacey Township, died Friday August 3, 2012 as a result of injuries sustained during a work related incident. He was born August 30, 1991 in Lacey Township, the son of Thomas and Angela Grande. Richard graduated from Lacey Township High School in 2010 where he received a gold letter in track and field and graduated from Brookdale Community College in 2012 where he studied as part of the PSI Program. He was employed by Jersey Central Power & Light as an Apprentice Lineman. Richard was an avid hockey fan. He loved and played hockey for many years and was captain of the IJHL Trenton Habs. Richard enjoyed sharing his hockey knowledge with others who loved the game and was certified to coach the sport. When Richard wasn't playing hockey, he loved spending time with his friends and family. Richard's smile and infectious laugh lit up every room he was in. He had a passion for big trucks and country music. He also enjoyed fishing and boating and recently obtained his hunting license.
Richard is survived by his parents Thomas and Angela Grande of Lacey, and his brother Johnathan. He also leaves his grandmother, Mary Ann Crispin of Toms River; his aunts and uncles, Nick and Lisa, Vinny and Carol, Mike and Liz, Marlene and Jose, Teresa and Kevin, Barbara and Rocco, and Charles and Marybeth; his cousins; Tracy, Mark, Karen, Jennifer, Christopher, Samantha, Matthew, Michael Thomas, Christopher, Scott, Elizabeth, Ashley, Brianna, Nicky, and Tommy. Richard is predeceased by his grandparents, Betty and Armel Pinsonneault and Richard C. Crispin.
Visitation for Richard will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, 2482 Church Rd., Toms River. Mass of a Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 10 AM at St. Pius RC Church, Forked River, please arrive at the funeral home at 8:30 AM. Cremation will be private. www.silvertonmemorial.com
Published in Asbury Park Press on Aug. 5, 2012