Richard ContarinoName: Richard Contarino
Date of Death: 05/04/2010
Age at death: 75
Richard Contarino of Palmetto, FL (formerly Woodbury Heights, NJ), passed away on his 75th birthday, May 4.
A former bricklayer and masonry contractor with Contarino Brothers, Inc., Rich's passion was spending time with his family, building homes for family and friends, walking the dock everyday to see what was passing by in the river and fishing with his grandchildren. He will be remembered by many close friends in Florida and South Jersey, where he lived for many years and sorely missed by everyone who had the pleasure of getting to know him.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years Sandra, daughter Melissa and son-in-law Robert Wenzel III, son Richard K. Contarino, grandchildren: Ian and Michael Wenzel and Gehrig Contarino, sister-in-law Dorothy Kevolic, sisters: Mary, Helen and Lisa, brothers: Sal, Robert, John, Mario and Edward. Richard was predeceased by siblings: Vince, Jean, Lenny, and Raymond.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Tidewell Hospice, Manatee County Team, 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34238. Shannon Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.