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The Honorable Richard V., 76, of Hillsdale, NJ, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on May 9, 2012. Born and raised in West New York, NJ, Richard attended Memorial High School then went on to attend Gettysburg College. He received his doctorate degree in law from Seton Hall University and was a Municipal Court Judge for the Town of West New York. He was a past president of the West New York Young Men's Club as well as the North Hudson Lawyers Club. After retiring from his private practice, Richard continued to work for the North Bergen Housing Authority. He was a devout parishioner of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Hillsdale, and a member of the Montammy Country Club. Richard loved spending time with his family, watching his grandson pitch, playing cards with his friends, fishing on his boat, and working in his garden. Predeceased by his parents Giacchino and Carmella (nee LaTerra) Anastasi and by his two sisters Jennie Mascioli and Olimpia Mattarazzo. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Anna Anastasi. Devoted father of Jack Anastasi, Juliann Anastasi, Ricky Anastasi and his wife Joanne, and Elena Aligo and her husband Thomas. Cherished grandfather of Richie, Elena, Sierra, Olivia, Victoria, Steven, Julianna, Ricky, Thomas, and Ava. Beloved brother Dominick Anastasi and his wife Roberta; and sister Silvia Siccardi. The family will receive their relatives and friends at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ on Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM. (www.becker-funeralhome.com) The family will gather with their relatives and friends for a Funeral Mass at St. John the Baptist, Hillsdale, NJ on Tuesday at 11 AM. Cremation private. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital www.stjude.org in Richard's name would be greatly appreciated.
Published in The Record on May 12, 2012