Richard Anthony Maffia

Richard Anthony Maffia
02/07/1946 - 11/22/2023

Richard Anthony Maffia, born on February 7, 1946, in Jersey City, New Jersey, peacefully departed this world on November 22, 2023, on the anniversary of his beloved wife Carolyn’s passing, after 16 years apart.

Richard is survived by his devoted daughter, Cari Ollo, and cherished granddaughters, Samantha and Addison Ollo, all of Chatham, NJ. He also leaves behind his two god-daughters, Jenee Harris of Frisco, Texas, and Amanda Clipp of Frisco, Texas, as well as many nieces and nephews and his dear brother-in-law, Charles Lewis of McKinney, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn on November 22, 2007, his parents Helen and Anthony Maffia, and his brother Leonard Maffia.

Richard’s journey began in Jersey City, where he attended St. Anthony’s High School and later pursued higher education at St. Peter’s University. Following his college years, he served  honorably in the Navy for six years, a testament to his commitment to duty and service. He then pursued a successful career in sales and later established his own business in 1998 known as Ramtech Printing and Consulting.

In 1972, Richard married the love of his life, Carolyn Draus of Lyndhurst, NJ. The couple established their home in Montville, NJ, in 1979, where they lovingly nurtured the foundation of their family. The joy of their lives, their daughter Cari, arrived in 1980.

Known affectionately as Richie or Rich, Richard was a radiant source of love and warmth, leaving an indelible mark on the lives of those fortunate enough to know him. In 2008, he transitioned to Farmingdale, NJ, not far from the beach that held a special place in his heart. Over the past 15 years, he reveled in the simple pleasures of life, finding joy in the company of family and friends.

Richard had an enduring passion for dancing, live music, and theater, sharing these passions generously with those he held dear. His legacy is one of love, laughter, and a profound appreciation for the beauty of life’s moments.

Now reunited with his one true love, Carolyn, Richard rests in eternal peace. He will be remembered fondly by all whose lives he enriched and touched. May his spirit live on in the cherished memories and hearts of those who loved him, a testament to a life well-lived and deeply loved.

Funeral Home:
Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home
Visitation Hours:
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, November 29, from 4-8 pm at William A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home - 345 Main Street, Chatham.
A funeral mass will be held on Thursday November 30, at 10 am at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church - 234 Southern Boulevard, Chatham.
Committal will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington where military honors will be conducted.
Memorial Gifts:
Donations should be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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