Obituary of Americo Sebastiano
Americo "Rico" Sebastiano, 90, of Forked River, NJ, passed away on November 10, 2023. He was born on June 1, 1933, in Avellino, Italy, and moved to America in 1948 at the age of 15. Rico was a loving husband to Patricia Ann Corrigan Sebastiano for 63 years and a devoted father to five children and ten grandchildren.
Rico had a remarkable career as a supervisor of metal plating, spanning over fifty years. He dedicated his time and passion to his work, leaving a lasting impact on the industry.
Outside of his career, Rico was a treasured family man, friend, leader, and coach. He was loved by everyone he met. Rico was instrumental in starting the Bloomfield Soccer Booster club in the 1970s, which provided countless opportunities for children to play soccer. His involvement and leadership in the Midtown and Babe Ruth baseball leagues in Bloomfield led to his induction into the Bloomfield Athletic Hall of Fame and being named Man of the Year in Bloomfield.
Rico's interests included being an avid Yankee, NY Giants, and Notre Dame football fan. He also enjoyed gardening and bowling.
He is survived by his beloved wife Patricia Ann Corrigan Sebastiano, his children Marie (Danny) Marucci, Michael (JoAnn) Sebastiano, Joseph Sebastiano, JoAnn (Peter) Atwell, and Vincent (Christine) Sebastiano. Rico also leaves behind ten adoring grandchildren, Nicolas, Justine, Zachary, Samantha, Alexa, Matthew, Lauren, Patrick, Ava, and Hannah. Additionally, he is survived by his sister Angelina (Robert) Sheerin and numerous nieces and nephews. Rico was preceded in death by his parents Francisco and Maria Sebastiano, his siblings Elena, Valentino, and Vicenzo, and his nephew Valentino Jr.
A viewing will be held at Tuttle Funeral Home in Randolph, NJ, on Wednesday, November 15th, from 4-8pm. A funeral mass will take place at St. Matthew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Randolph, NJ, at 10am, followed by burial at Pleasant Hill Cemetery on Quaker Church Road in Randolph, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jude at www.stjude.org or the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org.
The Tuttle Funeral Home in Randolph, NJ, is assisting the family with the funeral arrangements.
May Rico's kind and loving spirit continue to live on in the hearts of all those who knew and loved him.
In Loving Memory
1933 - 2023
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