Serafina (Fannie) Richardi
Fannie Caprio Richardi 97 passed away peacefully surrounded by family on September 21, 2021 at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, NJ. Fannie was born in Newark, NJ on January 27, 1924, to Cesare and Teresa Caprio. Fannie attended Girls’ Vocational School and began working at Ronson’s Lighter Company upon graduation. An avid Yankee’s fan, she enjoyed reading, traveling with her friends, spending time at the Jersey Shore and Coney Island, and being involved in her community.
Fannie married her husband Frank on January 8, 1947. The two of them enjoyed dancing on the weekends and going to the movies. She and Frank settled in Bloomfield, NJ where they would raise their two children. Fannie’s career continued in 1964 where she began working at CR Gibson. She retired from the Gibson Company as a supervisor in 1989. Fannie was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. As a dedicated and active member of the St. Valentine’s Roman Catholic Church, she served as President of the PTA, Chair of the Annual Summer Picnic Fair, Girl Scouts Leader, and much more. Family and faith were the guiding principles of her life. She loved her extended family as much as she loved her immediate family. Her fondest memories were time spent with family and hosting large holiday celebrations. Some of her most memorable trips were travelling to England with her daughter and son-in-law, visiting Aruba with her granddaughter, and experiencing Disney with her grandchildren.
Fannie is survived by her son Frank, daughter Donna and son-in-law Anthony Salese, grandchildren Elizabeth and husband Charles McQuaid, Deana and husband Vincent Pezzino, Veronica Richardi, great grandchildren Audrianna and Giovanni Pezzino, Monica and Lia McQuaid, sister-in-law Ann Caprio and many nieces, nephews and friends. Fannie was preceded in death by her husband Frank of 47 years, parents Teresa and Cesare Caprio, daughter-in-law Monica Richardi, sister Rose and husband Vincent Cordasco, sister Mary and husband Raymond Jannelli, brothers Nicholas and wife Mary Caprio, Tommy Caprio, Cesare and wife Elsie Caprio.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 90 Whippany Rd., Whippany NJ on Saturday, September 25th at 10:30am. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home, 49 Whippany Rd. in Whippany on Friday from 4 to 8pm. Because of Covid 19, it is requested that all guests please wear masks.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to St. Jude’s or Make a Wish Foundation. Please see the Bradley-Braviak website for CDC covid protocol guidelines.