Condolence & Memory Journal

We were so sorry to hear about Joe. He was such a local fixture that we assumed he would continue coming through our front door forever. Our sympathies for the Riccardelli family as they adjust to life without this gentle and joyful soul.

Posted by Bill Round - Lynnfield, MA - Friend   July 11, 2020

Joe will be truly missed by his family and friends. I'll always remember our happy times growing up at the "farm". They are cherished memories. Thank you, Joe....Love, Angela Castellucci McCarron

Posted by Angela McCarron - East Sandwich, MA - Family   July 11, 2020


I am so very sorry for your loss. I looked forward to our little coffee group @ Felicia's every morning. He was a very nice man with a great sense of humor. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Donna Hornsby - WAKEFIELD, MA - Friend   July 06, 2020

George, My deepest sympathies and prayers to you and your family on the passing of your brother Joesph. He was a gentleman and a nice guy.

Posted by Stephen Rotondi - STONEHAM, MA - Friend   July 05, 2020

Sorry for your loss Ann, Karen & Ricky. May Joe Rest In Peace. We are thinking of you all at this time. Love Cousin Annette & Rocco Zagarella ( Faro )

Posted by Annette Zagarella - Saugus, MA - Family   July 01, 2020

So sorry for the loss of such a wonderful soul.. My sincere condolences to the whole family. Lots of cherished memories growing up in the neighborhood. Prayers being sent as you go through this difficult time.

Posted by Donna Chipman - Plymouth, MA - Family Friend   July 01, 2020

So sorry for your loss.

Posted by John Fogel - stoneham, MA - Friend   June 30, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Prayers being sent for all of you for strength and comfort as you go through this sad time

Posted by Debbie Porter - Stoneham, MA - Friend   June 30, 2020

My deepest sympathy. Joe was a great guy and a good friend. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Pat Kilty - stoneham, MA - Friend   June 30, 2020

So sorry to hear this news. I know that I am far away, but I know that Joe was a favorite of my mom's. I am glad I got to meet him the last time I came East. He was such a warm person.

Posted by Claire Freer - Olympia, WA - Family   June 30, 2020

My sincere condolences to the Riccardelli family at this time. Joe was such a good friend for many years.
-Mark Haggerty

Posted by Mark Haggerty - The Stoneham Independent, MA - Friend   June 30, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayer are with you at this most difficult time.
Sue & Pat Cinganelli

Posted by Susan Cinganelli - MA - Friend   June 30, 2020

Joe: I loved having you in my life, especially in our early years with our long talks, fun, and wandering around politics, and memories of our youth. Your energy, laughter, and quips made my life more exciting than it would have been. You, your family, children, and relatives always have brought Honor and High Ideals to our Way of Life in our Beloved Home Town of Stoneham, Mass. I'll miss you my friend. ' Lefty' Pignone and Family.

Posted by Frank Pignone - Stoneham, MA - Friend   June 29, 2020

Dear Anne, Rick, Karen and family,
I am so very very sorry to hear of Joe's passing - he was truly a happy soul, always with a smile. He loved his family, his community and his work and worked hard at whatever he did. He was always first to volunteer for a community event for the Chamber and always had Stoneham's best interests at heart. He will be sorely missed!

Posted by Sharon & Tom Iovanni - STONEHAM, MA - Acquaintance   June 29, 2020