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“Libby and family, please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved husband and father. He was noted by all and respected for...Read More »
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“Rich was a kind, gentle soul with a sense of humor and a wonderful family man. We were both born into the Ironbound section of Newark and grew up as...Read More »
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RICHARD J. GALANTE JR of Union, NJ died May 19, 2021 at the age of 69. He worked with his family as a third-generation funeral director for the Galante Funeral Home in Union his entire life. Galante Jr graduated with a degree in mortuary science from the University of Minnesota in 1973 and was appointed the president of the State Board of Mortuary Science by former governor Jim McGreevy. He was a member of the New jersey State Funeral Directors Association and the Essex, Union and West Hudson Funeral Directors Association, which he served as president from 1997-1998.