Jean M. Riccio
Jean M. Riccio

January 28, 2019
Born in Jersey City, NJ
Resided in Hillsborough, NJ
Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home


Jean M. Riccio, of Hillsborough, passed away on Monday evening, January 28, 2019, surrounded by her family.

A strong woman with a gentle nature, nurturing spirit, unwavering faith, and a generous heart, Jean was a caregiver through and through. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Jean was born at home in Jersey City, to Frank and Mary Voza. She married the love of her life, Jerome Riccio and moved to Rahway, where they lived until 2006.

Jean received her RN from Jersey City Medical Center and later a Bachelors degree from Jersey City State College. She worked as the School Nurse for Grover Cleveland Elementary School, Columbian School, and Rahway High School for over 27 years. She was deeply passionate about her work and dedicated her career to helping any child that needed her. She was a Volunteer for the Red Cross for 20 years, a former Cub Scout Leader and Brownie Leader. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at Rahway Hospital, the NJEA (NJ Education Association) and the RREA (Rahway Retired Education Association).

Jean is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Jerome Riccio and by her sister, Marie Giase. She is survived by her 3 children; Donald (Anne), Jerry (Bogusia), and Barbara (John) her sister Anna Miranda, her loving grandchildren Shannon, Nicole, Jamie Lynn, Melanie, Kaitlyn, Jerry, Rebecca, and Antonio, adoring great-grandchildren Rochelle, Mercedes, Christian, Joey, Savannah, and Luca and by hundreds of former students whom she referred to as her other children.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Funeral Service at the Walter Johnson Funeral Home, 803 Raritan Rd., Clark, on Monday, February 4 at 10:30 am. Interment will follow in Rosedale Cemetery, Linden.
Visiting hours will be on Sunday from 1 - 5 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.




Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home
803 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Sunday, February 3, 2019
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Funeral Service
Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home
803 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Monday, February 4, 2019
10:30 AM
Rosedale Cemetery
355 East Linden Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036
Monday, February 4, 2019
11:15 AM


St. Jude Children's Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105-9959


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