Richard Rene Riendeau

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Richard Rene Riendeau, 79, of Northvale, passed away at home on April 20, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.  Richard was a kind, warm, humble, sensitive, family loving man with a positive attitude and a sense of humor.  He will always be remembered for his wisdom, and gentle, sweet soul.


Cherished husband of 47 years to Rosetta (nee Zambri), loving Dad to Shelly Masterson and her husband Larry, devoted Pop-Pop to Michael and Kayla of Old Tappan.  Dear brother to Roger Riendeau, David Riendeau, Elaine Wdowiak and her husband Ronnie of Ware, MA.  Brother-in-Law to Mary Lou Zambri of Haledon, and Carmel Zambrano and the late Carmine of Woodland Park and many nieces and nephews.


Richard graduated from Amherst College, Harvard University and Bowden College.  He was a Mathematics teacher and supervisor for 35 years at Northern Valley Regional High School.  He had a passion for learning and attended many summer institutes.  After retiring, Richard pursued numerous hobbies including Art and History.  He enjoyed traveling the world with his family.


The family will receive relatives and friends at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, on Friday, April 22, 2016 from 4-8pm.  A funeral service is planned for Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10:30am at The Community Gospel Church, 430 Birchwood Rd, Northvale.


In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Richard to the Community Gospel Church (430 Birchwood Rd, Northvale, NJ 07647) would be appreciated because God, and his church, was such a big part of his life.


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