Robert J. Briccotto
1935 - 2021
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Robert J. Briccotto

Robert "Bob" J. Briccotto passed away peacefully on February 18, 2021. Bob was born on August 4, 1935 in Wilmington, DE. He was an extraordinary father, grandfather, friend, and most notably, husband of 64 years to his beloved wife, Virginia. Known for his full-bellied laugh, antique collection, award winning woodwork, and successful owner of Esquire Plumbing & Heating, his impact is felt throughout his community. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marie Briccotto (Destaffany) and father, Peter E. Briccotto; He is survived by his wife Virginia Briccotto (Press); son, Robert J. Briccotto, Jr. (fiancée - Tina Mackiewicz); daughter, Barbara Briccotto; and grandson, Peter V. Briccotto. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to:

Odessa Fire Company, P.O. Box 81, Odessa, DE 19730 www.Ofc424.com or Corbit Calloway Library, 115 High St., Odessa DE 19730 www.Corbitlibrary.com

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Published in The News Journal from Feb. 22 to Feb. 28, 2021.
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March 10, 2021
Dear Virginia: So sorry for you great loss. I think of you and Bob often and how much fun we had at our auction. He was truly a great man to have known. May God Bless You and Give You Peace! Jim's Auction
Jameson Sluter
Friend
March 1, 2021
Virginia and Family,

Felix and I would like to offer our sincere sympathy to all of you at this time . He was truly he a great person.

Karen & Felix Rutkoske
Karen Rutkoske
Friend
March 1, 2021
Ginny and family: So sorry for your loss. Bob was such a friendly and talented person. He will be missed. I think of him whenever I look at his decoys around my home.
Sharon Lum
March 1, 2021
Dear Virginia, Rob, and family. We are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Our thoughts will continue to be with you. And we will always remember him fondly. His smile and his laugh go on! Love, Mary Jo and George
Mary Jo and George
Friend
February 28, 2021
Mrs, Bricotta, Barbara , Robbie , and Peter , I am so sorry to hear that Mr. Bricotta passed away , your family was a part of our family and we love ur family very much. I will always remember the good times esp at ur house ..The Ski bike it was awesome and ur dads laughter and orneryness ..i loved to when they came to the house we always had a good time....I will say some prayers....Love you all , Give each other a hug and it will be from me ...
Mary Beth Querey
Family
February 26, 2021
Virginia and family sorry to hear of your loss. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Becky Pernol
February 26, 2021
Aunt Virginia, we are so sorry for your loss. Mary Ann and I so looked forward to spending time with you and Uncle Bob. He was always so upbeat and smiled with almost everything he said. He will be missed by everyone who was fortunate enough to know him. With Love, Mary Ann and Gary
Gary Goff
Family
February 25, 2021
To Bob's family,
We met Bob when we did antique shows. He always had a smile on his face, never spoke bad about anyone, always joyful, pleasant, and great to be around. We will surely miss him. Please watch over your mom. She is also one great lady. Sandy & Bill
Sandra & Bill Fonder, Garton
Friend
February 25, 2021
we will miss bob at kellys. always friendly and lots of fun. may he rest in peace. Prayers to the family,
BRBARA MCCARTER
Friend
February 25, 2021
Ginny, I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bob was a good man.
Karen & Ron Wood
Friend
February 24, 2021
I was sorry to read of Bob's passing. More than once he came to my rescue during a plumbing catastrophe. I knew I could call him in complete confidence.
Thomas Borecki
Acquaintance
February 24, 2021
So sorry for your loss Ginny and family.
Always remembered you both from school and Odessa, De.
John and Ann ( Dougherty ) Armstrong
Venice, Florida
John and Ann ( Dougherty) Armstrong
Friend
February 24, 2021
Dear Mrs Briccotto and family. I’m so sorry to read about the loss of Mr Briccotto. The Querey’s have such fond memories of time spent with you all. He was a larger than life figure. One memory that sticks out for me was being on the back of his snowmobile and he let me wear his face mask and then laughed when I complained about how wet it was on the inside when I put it on. What a character. Heartfelt condolences to you all.
Kathy Querey Davis
Friend
February 24, 2021
Rob, sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed when you and your Dad came into Bell Supply, together. Thoughts and prayers.
Jack Connor
Friend
February 23, 2021
Bob you are already missed, your laugh, your smile, sense of humor and More than anything the love you had for your beautiful wife Virginia. We are blessed to have known you and shared so many memories with you, until we see you again. God speed. -SR & Marnita ♥
Marnita & SR
Friend
February 23, 2021
So sorry, Bob was one of a kind! Always made me smile . Cherish all the memories you made with him.❤
Michelle Argoe
Friend
February 23, 2021
Gems ,,,by Al Lance,,,another good friend,, says it all for my friend Mr Bob

The earth contains many treasures
rubies and emeralds are few
those can make you wealthy
with ability to purchase for you
many other gems exist
some you may not know
for there are gems in everyone
as for some they may not show
gems are the ones to associate with
for they are gentle and wise
you'll never have to worry you see
against you they'll never devise
a gem I know corrected my work
with wisdom that I can trust
we're not shoveling coal, he said
we're sifting diamond dust
for him to be able to say this
is a great compliment to me
He'll always be a gem in my eyes
forever a friend he will be
jack alderson
Friend
February 23, 2021
Aunt Virginia, Rob and Barbara, sorry for your loss. Time spent with Uncle Bob was always positive, as he was easy going, pleasant and caring. I know that your memories of Bob will bring you everlasting joy and comfort.
Rick Goff
Family
February 23, 2021
It was a great Pleasure to care for Bob he was truly the highlight of my day. My prayers to Virginia and family.
Kelly Souder
Friend
February 23, 2021
So sorry for you loss. He was such a nice man, he will be missed.
Kandi Powell Bux
Friend
February 23, 2021
May your loving memories, family and friends help you heal through this time of sorrow.
Erica McCants
Friend
February 23, 2021
Bob was such a special guy. He always had a joke to tell and we enjoyed Esqire Plumblng wonderful customer service for over 40 years. We will miss seeing him at the Post Office and catching up on the local news. Please know Ginny, Rob, Peter and Barbara that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dick & Debbie Whittington
Friend
February 23, 2021
In loving memory of Bob Briccotto
Vivien Brittingham
Friend
February 23, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. Bob we will miss the fun times Wayne and I shared with you we will love you and miss you always. Prayers and thought from us for the Briccotto family.
Vivien and Wayne Brittingham
Friend
February 23, 2021
With Deepest Sympathy and God's Blessings to Virginia, Rob, and Family on Bob's Passing.....Wonderful Thoughts & Memories...Peace Always.....
Paul and Lois Loder
Friend
February 22, 2021
So sorry for your loss. What a wonderful person who will be missed. May the family find comfort in his wonderful memories. God bless.
Dan Bryan
Acquaintance
February 22, 2021
Virginia Rob and family . I am so sorry for your loss . Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Elana and John. Elanas Florist and Moore's Cabinet Refinishing.
Elana Jackson
Friend
February 22, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Robert and Barbara Rausch
Friend
February 22, 2021
Virginia, and Family, I am very sorry for your Loss . Bob was a wonderful Man. Even though I didn't Know him long, just a few years, we quickly became good Friends. I met Bob at a Decoy Show, and through that common interest, our Friendship grew. I always felt welcome whenever I visited Bob and Virginia. I looked forward to going over to visit, or to talking to Bob on the phone. I'll always remember Bob ,not only from my visits, but from his friendship, and all the great stories he shared with me. Please know I am thinking of everyone at this difficult time ,and you are in Prayers.
David Farrow
Friend
February 22, 2021
Dear Virginia, Rob, Tina, Barbara, and Peter,
So sorry for your loss. What great memories I have of serving with Bob on Appoquinimink Ducks Unlimited Committee for 10 years. I will always remember his "High Pitched" laugh and all the good times we had on the committee. I always admired the way he and Rob conducted their business, and worked together as father and son, always getting the job done, always there when you needed them, and always high quality work. He will be sorely missed throughout the MOT Community.
RIP and Godspeed my friend,
Rob Hutchison
Rob Hutchison
Friend
February 22, 2021
Gini, Rob and Peter, so sorry for your loss. Peter you were very lucky to have your grandfather in your life for the many years you had with him. Prayers are being lifted up for you and your family. Cheryl Shields
Cheryl Shields
February 22, 2021
Mrs. Briccotto and Family:
I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Briccotto was such a nice man, He will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know him. I hope Mr. Briccotto's Memories will help ease the heartfelt pain at this most difficult time. I will have Mr. Briccotto and his Family in thoughts and prayers. God Bless!
Donald L. Biddle
Friend
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