Domenico F. Riggio


Domenico F. Riggio, 96, of Fair Lawn, NJ passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.  Born and raised in Sicily, he immigrated to the U.S. in 1962 settling in Paterson before moving to Fair Lawn.  Mr. Riggio was a parishioner of St. Anne R.C. Church in Fair Lawn and served in the Italian Army.  An experienced wine maker, Domenico also enjoyed gardening. 

Prior to retiring, he was a mechanic with Standard Springs in Paterson for 24 years.

Beloved husband of the late Calogera (Barbarotto) Riggio.  Loving and devoted father of Joseph Riggio and wife Lisa, Rosa Funcheon and husband Jim and Maria Dizzia and husband Salvatore.  Cherished grandfather of Danielle, Andrew, Christina, Ashley, Julia and Brandon.

The family will receive relatives and friends Sunday, January 10, 2016, 2-6 PM at Vander Plaat-Caggiano-Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ, 201-797-3500.  A Funeral Mass is planned for Monday, January 11, 2016, 10:30 AM at St. Anne R.C. Church, 15-05 St. Anne Street, Fair Lawn, NJ.  Entombment to follow at Garden of Memories in Washington Township.

 In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Domenico to Alzheimer’s New Jersey, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834-1365 would be appreciated.

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