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Richard Chiavacci

1953 - 2020
Richard Chiavacci Obituary

Richard J. Chiavacci, "Rick," 67, of Wyoming, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born April 20, 1953, in Pittston, Pa., he was the son of the late Romeo and Celia (Pisaneschi) Chiavacci.

Rick was a 1972 graduate of Pittston Area High School. Following graduation, he began a lifetime of work in the electrical field, retiring from All Phase Electric, Scranton, Pa.

He was an avid fisherman, golfer, jokester and a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys. Richard was also known for his generosity; he gave to just about every charity you can think of. His selfless nature showed in the way he always put others ahead of himself.

Surviving are his daughters, Maria and husband, Michael Alba, Wyoming, Pa.; and Nicole Tarnalicki, West Pittston, Pa.; and three grandchildren whom he adored, Jordan, Michael and Sammy. Also surviving are sisters, Debbie Stedge and Diane Morreale; along with numerous nieces and nephews, and cousins and dear friends.

In addition to his parents, Rick was preceded in death by the love of his life and wife of 46 years, Carmella (Morreale) Chiavacci (2016); and sisters, Sarah Piemontese, Norma Coyne and Pearl Morreale.

Funeral services are in the care of Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Twp., Pa.

Viewing hours will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Those who plan on attending are asked to wear a mask. Also, capacity will be limited to meet CDC guidelines. Please do your best to pay your respects in a timely fashion so all attendees can pay their respects in a reasonable amount of time.

A blessing service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 p.m., officiated by the Rev. Pete Tomczak of St. Monica's Parish.

Interment services will be private and held at the family's convenience.

Rick will be laid to rest with his wife, Carmella, in St. Rocco's Cemetery, Pittston Twp., Pa.

For further information or to express your condolences to Rick's family, please visit www.GrazianoFuneralHome.com.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Richard's name to , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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