Richard Valentine Famiglio – February 14, 1935 – October 6, 2021
Richard Valentine Famiglio, age 86, a native of New Orleans, has left this world for his eternal heavenly home on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, due to heart failure. Born on February 14, 1935, he was the son of Richard Aloysius Famiglio and Thelma Garic Famiglio. In addition to his parents, Richard is preceded in death by his sister Marie Famiglio Beder, and his grandson, Samuel L. Famiglio. He is survived by his beloved wife, Debbie Roth Famiglio of 40 years; brother-in law Rocky (Ray) Roth; he was a devoted father to Richard A. Famiglio, John J. Famiglio (Kendra), Beth F. Liebert (Gary), Wesley C. Famiglio (Tammy), Sheri R. Dillenkoffer (Daren) and Ashley F. Johnson (Garrett); survived by his grandchildren; Sean Temple, Nicholas Fortenberry, Stefan Famiglio, LeeAnn Caine, Simon Famiglio, Kali Famiglio, Jacob Famiglio, RaeAnn Famiglio, Katie Famiglio, Gary Liebert, Gerami Liebert, and Amber Dillenkoffer. Many great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends in whom he has left an indelible impression also survive Richard. Richard studied at Delgado Community College where he perfected his skills in ornamental iron works. He was a proud New Orleans business owner of Famiglio’s Ornamental Iron Works LLC, serving the community for many years. Richard served his country in the United States Navy. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and excelled to Grand Knight of the Ludovicum Council 4663. Growing up as a young boy in New Orleans he was an avid baseball player and continued his passion into his adulthood including playing for the Knights of Columbus. He was a dedicated Saints and LSU Tigers fan. He had a passion for antique cars. Richard loved to travel exploring throughout the United States and abroad. There was never a dull moment when he was around with his larger-than-life personality and ability to recount stories of the past. One of his favorite things to do was dine and celebrate holidays with family. He will always be remembered as a hard worker, devoted father, fun loving with a big heart and a true friend. All who loved him will dearly miss Richard.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Memorial Ceremony celebrating his life, which will be held on Saturday, October 16, at Divine Mercy Church, 4337 Sal Lentini Pkwy, Kenner, La. 70065. Visitation will be from 9:00am-10:00am. The Services will be from 10:00am-11:00am with a Reception following from 11:00am-1:00pm at Vineyard Church, 4340 Sal Lentini Pkwy, Kenner, La. 70065. In lieu of usual remembrances, contributions to St. Jude Hospital are preferred. Donations can be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements by Jacob Schoen & Son. To view the family guestbook, please go to www.schoenfh.com
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