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Richard J. Villani

September 24, 1965 ~ October 13, 2023 (age 58) 58 Years Old

Richard Villani Obituary

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Richard Villani, who touched our lives with his boundless love, joy, and resilience. Richard was born on September 24, 1965, and he left this world on Friday, October 13 ,2023, leaving a lasting impact on all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Richard was a shining example of the beauty of diversity and the strength of the human spirit. He faced life's challenges with an unwavering spirit and an infectious smile that could light up any room. He reminded us of all that happiness can be found in the simplest of moments and that kindness knows no bounds.

Throughout his life, Richard taught us the true meaning of love, acceptance, and inclusion. He brought our family and friends together, and his presence was a constant source of inspiration. He had a special bond with each of us, reminding us of the importance of compassion, patience and love.

Richard had a passion for life that was unmatched. He loved music, and his dancing brought joy to countless gatherings. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, feeling the warmth of the sun on his face and the wind in his hair, what was left. His laughter was infectious, and his sense of humor never failed to bring smiles to everyone. He will forever be known as the 10th man for the New York Yankees.

In his own unique way, Richard touched the hearts of many in the community. He was an advocate for inclusion, and he taught us that every person deserves respect, dignity, and the opportunity to shine. He was a living testament to the fact that differences are what make our world beautiful.

Richard Villani is survived by his loving family, including his mom, Renee Villani; sister and brother-in-law Corinne and Craig Kaas; sister and brother-in-law, Claudette and Ken McElroy; nephew Brad Kaas; niece, Dawn and husband JR Nisivoccia; niece, Meaghan and husband Ryan Henry; nephew, Brendan and his wife Jenna McElroy. His great nieces and nephews Mia and Jake Nisivoccia, Nora and Cohen McElroy, and Jameson Henry. He leaves behind a legacy of love, acceptance, and happiness that will continue to inspire us all.

As we say goodbye to Richard, we remember the profound impact he had on our lives and the countless lives he touched. He may be gone from our sight, but he will forever remain in our hearts, a beacon of love and happiness.

Rest in peace, dear Richard. Your memory will live on, and your legacy of love will continue to inspire us all.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 4:00pm - 7:00pm at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 995 Fischer Blvd., Toms River.  

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October 17, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals- Fischer Blvd.
995 Fischer Blvd.


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