Richard DeLeo

Richard Anthony DeLeo

Tuesday, July 31st, 1945 - Thursday, April 9th, 2020
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Richard Anthony DeLeo, 74, of Kingston, MA, a longtime resident of Washingtonville, NY, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on April 9, 2020.

Born in the Bronx, NY, on July 31, 1945, to Ben and Theresa DeLeo, he went on to marry Linda Giannico, the love of his life and best friend, on September 28, 1968 in Yonkers, NY. In addition to his loving wife Linda, he is survived by his son Richard Jr. and his wife Maura, his daughter Stephanie, and his three adoring grandchildren Ashley, Samantha, and Brayden. He is also survived by his aunt Anne Fidanza, and her daughters Caroline, Jackie and her husband Jon, sister-in-law Linda and nieces and nephews Jessie and Bryan Watson and Laura and Jason Dobrindt. Rich was predeceased by his brother Gerald DeLeo and uncle William Fidanza. He touched so many lives and was blessed to leave behind many close family and friends.

While Rich had a rewarding 30 year career at IBM and went on to work another 10 years with Graphic Management Partners, he will be remembered for his selflessness and the kindness and warmth he showed others. A larger than life personality, he could always be counted on for that well-timed hug, a pat on the back, or wisdom to guide you in the right direction. Together for more than 52 years, Rich and Linda built a beautiful life. He loved his family with all his heart and his grandchildren were the light that kept him shining.

“The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.” If you were lucky enough to have Rich in your life, you know this exemplifies how he lived.

A Celebration of Life befitting a wonderful man will be held when the world heals. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Rich’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Cranberry Hospice of Plymouth, Massachusetts.
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Robert & Ronnie Stone

Posted at 12:21pm
Will be missed always. Love to family. Robert & Ronnie Stone

Frank Antonucci

Posted at 08:13am
We are deeply saddened upon hearing of Rich’s passing. Many great memories from our Tappan Hill neighborhood. Our children grew up together, we coached together and attended our children’s weddings. We’ll miss Rich’s humor and graciousness. Our heartfelt condolences to Linda, Rich Jr., Stephanie, grandchildren and the rest of his family and friends. Miss you Rich and Rest In Peace.
Frank andMary Ellen Antonucci

Joe Verdone Posted at 06:56pm

My thoughts and prayers with Rich’s family and friends. Rest In Peace. Joe Verdone

Sadir Haji

Posted at 05:42pm
Never had the pleasure to meet Richard, but we absolutely love the Wyckoff DeLeos and our thoughts and prayers are with them and the rest of the extended family. God bless.

Jeanne and Pete Dowling Posted at 08:33am

We are so saddened to hear of the passing of our dear friend Rich. He was truly one of a kind. He was always a gentleman. He was the best husband. He and Linda were so perfect together. They truly brought out the best in each other. That love then overflowed to his children and grandchildren. The way I will remember him was always with a smile on his face or giving his heartfelt thoughts to the people he loved. He was a truly dedicated man being it was to his family, friend or sports team. He was such a great man, that there is so much to miss about him. My prayers go out to his wonderful family during this very difficult time.

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