Geraldine “Jill” A. Richards, 80, of Cedar Knolls, New Jersey passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family.
Jill was born on March 2, 1933 in Newark, New Jersey. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Pasquale and Ines (nee Iervolino) Ascolese.
Jill was a graduate of Morristown High School, Morristown, NJ. She was very family oriented and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was an avid gardener, loved cooking for her family, and enjoyed watching birds. She was a devout catholic and a parishioner of the Assumption Church, Morristown, NJ. She was a member of the Hanover Township Seniors.
Jill was the mother of five children; three sons; Joseph, Carl and wife Deborah, and Mark Richards, two daughters; Virginia and husband Thom Gaylord, and Lori and husband Ken Hiltz. She is also survived by three siblings; Fannie and husband Eugene Stinson, Concetta and husband George Pfuelb, Joseph and wife Flo Ascolese, and brother-in-law, Dominick Milelli. She was the “Nana” of five granddaughters; Chelsea, Crystal, Nicole, Kelly Richards, and Cori Gaylord. She was predeceased by two sisters; Florence and husband Carl LoSapio, Clara Milelli, and brother; Frank and wife Eunice Ascolese. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home, 49 Whippany Road, Whippany, NJ 07981. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 91 Maple Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960. Inurnment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. For further information, or to send the family a condolence, please visit, www.www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com.