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100 North Main Street
Massena, NY 13662
Phone: (315) 769-3579
Fax: (315) 769-3570
Richard Criscitello

Richard T. Criscitello Sr.

Saturday, August 1st, 1942 - Monday, March 22nd, 2021
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HANNAWA FALLS - Richard "Rit" Criscitello, Sr., son of the late Thomas and Catherine Criscitello, was born in New Britain, CT on August 1, 1942. He attended New Britain High School and went on to work as a machinist for 25 years. In 1988, he started a cabinetry business with his son from which he retired in 2011.

He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Debra; his daughters, Andrea and Camille; his sons, Richard, Jr. and Eric; his brother, Ronald; 19 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his son Marc.

Rit loved Jesus with his whole heart. Family, friends, singing, and fishing were all integral parts of his life.

There will be a Celebration of Life service from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm on Saturday, March 27 at Christian Fellowship Center in Madrid, NY. The family will be available for calling hours at 10 am before the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 27th, 2021 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Saturday, March 27th, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Christian Fellowship Center
    3662 County Route 14
    MADRID, NY 13660
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 27th, 2021 | 10:00am
    Saturday, March 27th, 2021 10:00am
    Christian Fellowship Center
    3662 County Route 14
    MADRID, NY 13660
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Karen Compo

Posted at 07:52am
so sorry to hear of Rits passing.I can still hear him singing ,God gave him the best voice and now he is singing with the angels in Heaven and also with Mark,what a glorious day ,He always had a smile on his face and the Love of Jesus was very much written upon his heart. Rest in peace,Rit

Michael Tullcoh

Posted at 12:32pm
What a giving couple. In a time of great tragedy they dropped everything to help us deal with it.

JoAnn Douglas

Posted at 02:09pm
I am so sorry for your loss🙏🏻💔

Nate and Kathy Snell

Posted at 10:39am
So saddened to hear about Richard's recent passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time.
Nate and Kathy Snell

Bill Bucci

Posted at 03:08pm
Rich we’ve not seen one another since our T K & The Crystal Tone Days . You were the best . May God watch over you . Bill Bucci

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