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Richard J. Capizzi

November 1, 1976 - September 24, 2022
Visitation
Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-882-8200 | Map
Tuesday 9/27, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-882-8200 | Map
Wednesday 9/28, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in honor of Richard to Cookies for Kids Cancer

https://my.beagoodcookie.org/fundraiser/4173619

Cemetery
St. Charles Cemetery
2015 Wellwood Ave
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(631) 249-8700 | Map
Thursday 9/29
Mass
Cure of Ars R.C. Church
2323 Merrick Ave.
Merrick, New York 11566
516- 623-1400 | Map
Thursday 9/29, 10:30 am

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William Snider left a message on September 29, 2022:
I Was Lucky Enough To Work With Chef At Bouchon Bakery In Columbus Circle. He Showed Me So Much And Was Always Happy To Help And Mentor. He Is Absolutely The Best. My Heart Goes Out To You And His Family.
Janina O'Leary left a message on September 29, 2022:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Richard truly changed so many lives, mine included!
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Armond Ho left a message on September 29, 2022:
John, Sue, Paul and Dina, my prayers and thoughts are with with all of you. May god bless all of you especially Richard's wife Phyllis and children. Take comfort knowing that he is with God and free of pain and burden, Sincerely, Armond
Susan Schwab left a message on September 28, 2022:
Richard expressed comforting respectful words to my son, Gregory, upon seeing him at a family related event following my husband's passing. He was the epitomy of class and grace. He then visited the restaurant where my son was the sommelier, and it was a true pleasure for him to have a provide service to a person of Richard's stature and humility.
Michael Friend left a message on September 28, 2022:
I opened Lincoln on 9/24/2010 (my birthday)with Richard and he has now passed on 9/24/2022. I will always treasure the time spent together. May he rest in eternal peace🙏
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Diego Cruz left a message on September 28, 2022:
Dear Capizzi Family: We are very sorry to hear the loss of Richard. I was lucky enough to meet Richard back in 2012 ... My wife (Girlfriend back then) and I went to eat on a nice fall evening to the restaurant where he worked. He took time out of his busy day (Saturday night) to greet us, welcomed us and even gave us some nice chocolate truffles for dessert , on the house! Only took those 2 minutes to know he was something else. I considered myself lucky to have known him for those 2 mins and that memory will live in our hearts forever - Rest in peace Richard.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Ctr - Nassau Lab left a message on September 28, 2022:
With deepest sympathies from all the staff here at MSKCC. We are deeply saddened by the news of your loss; Richard will be missed by all who knew him.
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Stefanie and Lui Morgado left a message on September 28, 2022:
Phyllis, Chef was pure magic. We loved him and love you all.
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Ludovic Augendre left a message on September 28, 2022:
Rich, Whouaaa why so early not you ?? Life is bitch pardon my French our profession did not lose a pastry chef but the world lost a magnificent human being …. Pretty much as soon I arrived in USA we met and All i remember was that constant smile on your face…..Your talent your generosity to share your skills and your humility you left Behind a lot of people that love and that you train and teach so many and they will continue time time to redo it and making Even better ….you will be missed … and I don’t know or what to do for your wife and 3 kids ….. flo went through that same situation it takes years and sometime you never recover Mac will be there for any member of your family …..safe travels anywhere you will be buddy. Ludovic Augendre Chef and co-funded of mad mac.
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Rosemary and Rocco Circosta left a message on September 27, 2022:
With our deepest sympathy to the Capizzi family. God sure does take the very best and Richie sure was the best. A beautuful kind and giving soul. I will always remember the amazing chocolate cake he made me for my birthday. So kind and so talented. He will be surely missed. Rest In Peace. Love, prayers and sympathy to the family. Love Rosemary and Rocco Circosta.
Anonymous left a message on September 27, 2022:
Our deepest sympathies from your friends at Fox News Media
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Anonymous left a message on September 27, 2022:
With deepest sympathy, our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. From your FOX Family
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Glenn bragman left a message on September 27, 2022:
My heart aches for your loss .I lost many people in my life but this loss is in measurable
Florian Bellanger left a message on September 27, 2022:
We will always remember Richard as a talented chef and an amazing person. He was always smiling and offering his help and knowledge. Our industry has lost a great chef.
Our deepest condolences, Florian Bellanger & Ludo Augendre left a message on September 27, 2022:
We will always remember Richard as a talented chef, and an amazing person. He was always smiling and offering his help and knowledge.
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Xavier and Dominique Noel /Paris Gourmet left a message on September 27, 2022:
To a Great American Chef . A leader , a mentor , a family man . You will remain an inspiration to our industry . We will miss you . Paris Gourmet
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Ciro LaBadia left a message on September 27, 2022:
To our Godson Richie in heaven, and Phyllis, Felicia and Gianni, our hearts go out to you all. Life will definitely change but the memories Richie has left in everyone’s hearts will always be remembered and treasured. Such a kind soul, so talented and he shared that talent and love with all of us. Everyone who knew Richie was touched by his kind heart. His love for his family is a bond that can never be broken and we all have to carry on his zest for life in his memory. Love, the LaBadia family
Jeffrey Dryfoos left a message on September 27, 2022:
Richard was one truly outstanding person who was always deferential to everyone else in our trade. He was a gem of great value and a pleasure to be with. May he be remembered for who he was and for his contribution to the pastry world
Chef Rubber left a message on September 26, 2022:
We learn a great deal of many things from each other. Most importantly is one’s ability to have a purposeful life to help others find purpose in their own lives. Chef Cappizzi is a continuation of inspiration, he is always with us.
With Heartfelt Condolences - The Rossetti Family left a message on September 26, 2022:
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Anonymous left a message on September 26, 2022:
Phyllis and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending our deepest condolences during this difficult time. May Richie rest in peace.
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Patina Restaurant Group + Lincoln Restaurant Family left a message on September 26, 2022:
Dear Capizzi family - Richard was beloved by all who knew him, and our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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