RISSO, JOHN D. 73 - of Brigantine, passed away suddenly on Thursday May 21, 2009. Born in Atlantic City on May 4, 1936, John grew up in Ventnor, attended Atlantic City High school and graduated from Villanova in 1958 with a B.S. in Economics. He proudly served his country in the US Army. John was a person who always had a big hello and a nice word for everyone. His optimistic and cheerful personality was contagious. John was owner and Broker of Record of Risso Realty in Brigantine since 1973. He was a past and current President of the Brigantine Lions Club. He also belonged to the Brigantine Sons of Italy, Unico, the Polish American Association of South Jersey, Helping Out Together and he was a member and usher at St Thomas Church. John enjoyed boating, rowing and people. He will be deeply missed. John is survived by his beloved wife Jolanta (nee Grys) and his daughters Linda Risso, Carol DiRenzo (Fred), Patty Remillard (James) and Arlene Stafford (John). He is also survived by his grandchildren Tony (Amber), Johnny, Andrew, Nicky, Heather, Christine and Arlene. Relatives and friends are invited to attend John's Life Celebration and Memorial Mass Saturday at 11am at St Thomas Church, 8th Street and Brigantine Ave Brigantine NJ 08203. Friends may call from 10 to 11am at the church. Interment is private. The family requests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to any of the organizations or the church mentioned above in care of Keates-Plum Funeral Home, 3112 Brigantine Ave Brigantine NJ 08203. www.jeffriesandkeates.com
Published by The Press of Atlantic City from May 27 to May 29, 2009.