John Thomas Ardizone Sr.
1944 - 2017
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Ardizone Sr., John Thomas

John Thomas Ardizone Sr., 73, of Pearl River, NY, formerly of River Vale, NJ, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017. He was born in the Bronx, NY to Armand and Margaret Ardizone. Beloved husband of Patricia Ardizone (nee Donovan). Devoted father of John Thomas Ardizone, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth; and Elizabeth Wanvig and her husband Larry. Dear brother of James Ardizone and his wife Lynne, Barbara Lally and her husband Donald, Richard Ardizone and his wife Nancy, and Margaret Girard. Loving grandfather of Timothy, Kayla and John Eric. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Before retiring, John was Chief of Operations for the N.Y.C. Department of Sanitation. He was a member of The DSNY Emerald Society, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Holy Name Society and the American Legion. John loved spending time at his second home in Cape Cod, clamming with his twin brother and enjoying the love and friendship of his family and friends. The family will receive their relatives and friends at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ on Thursday, July 20 from 4-9PM. The Funeral Mass celebrating John's life and faith will be held at St. Aedan's R.C. Church, Pearl River, NY on Friday, July 21 at 10AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's name to the American Lung Association and/or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Published in The Journal News on Jul. 19, 2017.
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July 23, 2017
Deepest sympathies to the Ardizone family. It was one of the highlights of my career to have known and to have worked for such a good man. Chief, may God rest your soul. You are in great company. Rest in Peace.
Anthony Bergen Sr
July 20, 2017
The Ardizone family, I am sorry I was in able to pay my respects at John's viewing. He was a wonderful person and co-worker and will be dearly missed. Please accept my condolences on you great loss. My prayers are with you.
Jerry J DellaCorte
July 19, 2017
My heart goes out to the entire Ardizone family. It's been a long journey from the Bronx to Westwood New Jersey, and John always carried himself with honor and class. I'm proud to have witnessed the early part of that journey. He was everything that real men are supposed to be, a father, a friend and a fine example for all whom he's left behind. God bless you, brother. Rest in Peace.
Billy OConnor
July 19, 2017
Our condolences to Patricia and family. Without a doubt, John Ardizone is one of the nicest guys I have ever known. When we visited Cape Cod, we were treated like royalty and John's cooking was second to none. We will miss him.
Peter and Diane Kelly
Peter Kelly
July 18, 2017
Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. We feel honored and blessed to have known John and will always remember the way that he touched so many with his kind and gentle ways. His legacy will live on in the hearts of others.
Donna & Conroy Giordano
July 18, 2017
My dear Uncle Johnny. I remember you as a little girl always with a big smile and open arms for your big hug. All the Easters at your house with our family, such a fun tradition. I remember you sitting with my mother as she was in hospice, never leaving her side. That was you, loving and comforting. Until I see you again in paradise, I will miss you. Love you forever.
Jennifer Cherubini
July 18, 2017
Liz, I didn't have the pleasure of knowing your dad for very long, but what I do know is that he was a kind and loving father, I loved chatting with him whenever he was at your house barbequing. He always had a smile on his face. You could tell how much he loved his family. I was especially honored when he sent over his homemade soup!!! My love and prayers to you and your family in this difficult time. He will always be your angel watching over you. Much love, Angela
July 18, 2017
My heart grieves with you, my friend. Just know that he is being loved by an amazing God. If you need me, You know where I am.
Gracie Pagliarella (Cardona)
Gracie Pagliarella-Cardona
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