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Arthur Rizzo

Arthur J. Rizzo

Thursday, July 11th, 1940 - Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020
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Obituary

Arthur J. Rizzo, 80, of East Hanover, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2020 after a long illness. He was born and raised in Orange, NJ to the late Alfred and Clara (nee Alvino.) Art was an elementary school teacher in the Fairfield School System his entire career and was always requested by parents for their child to be in his class. He also had his own auto parts business for many years. Prior to his career, Art proudly served his country in the US Army in the Military Police, where he was stationed on Governors Island in NYC for two years.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 53 years, Barbara (nee Scanzera), the love of his life daughter Jennifer Schroeder and her husband Brian. His happiest days were spent with his three grandchildren Mia 7 and twins Emily and Matthew 5. He will also be missed by his brother Alfred and his wife Jene and brother Bob as well as all his nieces and nephews.
Art loved to fish, grow his garden and travel. They spent many days at sea with good friends sailing the Caribbean, Europe and the US.
A Funeral Mass will be offered Saturday at 11 am at St. Rose of Lima Church, East Hanover, NJ with entombment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ. Funeral Services are entrusted to Shook-Farmer Funeral Home, Roseland, NJ, shookfarmer.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory the St. Jude Children''s Research Hospital, stjude.org.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 25th, 2020 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    When
    Saturday, July 25th, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am
    Location
    Shook-Farmer Funeral Home
    Address
    45 Roseland Avenue
    Roseland, NJ 07068
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  • Service

    Saturday, July 25th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, July 25th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    St. Rose of Lima Church
    Address
    312 Ridgedale Avenue
    East Hanover, NJ 07936
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    Notes
    Please gather directly at the church.
  • Interment

    Location
    Gate of Heaven Cemetery
    Address
    225 Ridgedale Avenue
    East Hanover, NJ 07936
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Rachel Arata

Posted at 09:01am
Mr. Rizzo was my 6th grade teacher many, many years ago. He was one of my favorite teachers of all time. My thoughts and prayers to all his family during this difficult time.

Rachel Arata

Jeffrey Shakoor

Posted at 11:06pm
Was my fifth grade teacher 40 years ago. Great teacher, great man.
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Zehners

Posted at 11:03pm
Jen & Brian, we were so sorry to hear the news of Jen's Dad. Thinking of all of you. Love,, Kat & doug
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Nick and Mary Ann Vitale

Posted at 09:19pm
Dear Barbara and Jennifer,
We are so sorry . Our deepest sympathies and prayers to all Art's family. He was such a nice individual and we were so glad to know him. God Bless you all.

Karen Graeber

Posted at 07:48pm
Dearest Barbara and Jen, John and I send our love and sympathy to you and your family. While I was coaching the East Hanover swim team. Art was wonderful and kind to myself and the team. He gave so much time and effort to helping you start that team , I treasure all the memories i have of my time with you both.
sincerely Karen and John Graeber
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45 Roseland Avenue
ROSELAND, NJ 07068
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Email: farmerfuneralhome@gmail.com
(973) 226-1111 Shook-Farmer Funeral Home
45 Roseland Avenue
ROSELAND, NJ 07068
Fax: 973-228-9741
Email: farmerfuneralhome@gmail.com
(973) 226-1111 Shook-Farmer Funeral Home
45 Roseland Avenue
ROSELAND, NJ 07068
Fax: 973-228-9741
Email: farmerfuneralhome@gmail.com
(973) 226-1111 Shook-Farmer Funeral Home
45 Roseland Avenue
ROSELAND, NJ 07068
Fax: 973-228-9741
Email: farmerfuneralhome@gmail.com