Richard Papaleo

Richard Papaleo

July 18, 1950 - November 3, 2012

Richard Papaleo

July 18, 1950 - November 3, 2012


Richard “Ric” Papaleo. Antioch, TN: Age 62, died suddenly Nov. 3, 2012. Born on July 18, 1950 in Rochester, NY; the son of Antoinette Barbera-Papaleo and the late Dominic Papaleo. An avid boater, outdoorsman, contractor and of the Catholic Faith, Ric recently relocated to Smyrna, TN from Rochester, NY. Ric served his country in the United States Army serving two tours of duty in Vietnam; and as an Orleans Cnty NY Mounted Sheriff. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart, 2 Bronze Stars one with Valor and Good Conduct Medal. Survived by his wife Cindy Furguson Papaleo; children Michelle Doug Armstrong, Renee Papaleo; granddaughters Alexa and Kylie Armstrong; step children Christine, Jon, Mike Schneider; many aunts, uncles and cousins including close relatives, Uncle George and Cousin Tommy Barbera. A service will be held Friday, Nov 9, 2012 at 10am at St Luke’s Catholic Church, 10682 Old Nashville Hwy, Smyrna, TN 37167. Service to be held in Rochester, NY within the coming weeks.

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13 responses to Richard Papaleo

  1. Ric was a man of many hats. He was a caretaker for foster children, a boater, a martini drinker, a husband, father, son, grandfather. The list goes on. I knew Ric as the best horse trainer ever. He took my 3 year old PC and created the best horse ever. That horse is now 20 yrs old and is as sharp as he was at 3. Ric introduced me to my husband camping with our horses in Allegany State Park and in turn I introduced him to my best friend, his wife Cindy. My husband and I had a special bond with Ric and will forever miss him and love him. RIP my friend

  2. Ric, you will be greatly missed. Tom has told me so many stories about you and I have so many stories too and they all make me smile. You had a kind heart and a wonderful sole and you were always helping someone. In the short time you lived here you made so many friends and as one said you were “buddies”. I was looking forward to many more years together. We love you and will miss you so very much. I know you have so many loved ones with you on the other side taking care of you. Love you!!

  3. Tom Zercher says:

    You are in our thoughts and prayers….sorry for your loss. Tom Zercher and Tim Van Hall

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