Gerard R. Rienzi

Gerard R. Rienzi

Wednesday, May 18th, 1927 - Sunday, June 28th, 2020
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RIENZI, Gerard R., of Clifton, died on June 28, 2020. Born and raised in Garfield for 54 years, he lived in Elmwood Park 11 years settling in Clifton 28 years ago. Gerard was an Inspector 25 years for the Department of Community Affairs - State of New Jersey, Trenton retiring in 1989, a parishioner of Mt. Virgin RC Church, Garfield, a life member of the Garfield Volunteer Fire Department - Company 1, a member of the NJ Exempt Firemen’s Association, and a former member of the Garfield Volunteer Ambulance Corps. In addition, he served in the US Army during WWII. He is predeceased by his parents, Frank and Rose Rienzi, and a brother, Philip Rienzi. He is survived by three children, Gerilyn Gardner and husband Jack, Jeffrey Rienzi, and Gerard Rienzi and wife Barbara, his companion of 39 years, Adrianna Holm, his former wife, Josephine Rienzi, eight grandchildren, Jenna, Jed, Alyssa, John, Jessica, Stephanie, Terryann, and Sirena, seven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Genevieve Pfleger and husband Ralph. A Memorial Mass will be held 11 am on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Our Lady of Mount Virgin RC Church, Garfield. In lieu of flowers the family is accepting donations for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Rienzi family is in the care of the Aloia Funeral Home, 180 Harrison Ave., Garfield (973-340-7077). Condolences/Directions visit
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    Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 11:00am
    Our Lady of Mount Virgin RC Church
    188 MacArthur Avenue
    GARFIELD, NJ 07026
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    Memorial Mass.
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    Private Cremation


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Posted at 01:06am
Mom and pops, my dearest condolences to you, the girls and the family. You're all in my prayers.
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Bob & Teri Lucas

Posted at 07:27am
Our prayers and condolences from Texas for the family especially with Jo, Gerilyn, Jeffrey, and Gerard. May Gerard Sr. experience the full presence of our Lord with all the Saints and Angels. May the family experience the peace of God beyond all understanding till we all meet again... Bob Lucas from Holy Name 1980s.

Siano Family

Posted at 11:30am
Such sad news to hear on Sunday. Will miss his visits with Adrianna to our home. Our deepest condolences to his family and extended family.

The Siano Family


Posted at 02:50pm
A kind soul that could make me laugh like no another. Forever in my heart. Prayers to the family.

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