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Matthew Riccardi’s Death (Mountain Lakes & Uni Chicago)

Matthew Joseph Riccardi Obituary

Matthew, the leader in academic and service roles at Univ. of Chicago and as student body president at Mountain Lakes H.S., has died.

Matthew’s family are clothed with sadness over his sudden death, on October 19, 2019. He died at the age of 19.

Cause of Matthew Joseph Riccardi’s death is not yet told.

Matthew was born in Morristown, N.J., on April 25, 2000 to Joseph and Gretchen (Smith) Riccardi. He was raised in Mountain Lakes, N.J., where he flourished alongside his twin brother, Michael, and older sister, Jessica.
Matt spent the early years of his childhood actively involved in various sports and other community activities. These included MLBTB Soccer, Greyhawks Football and the Mountain Lakes Sailing Club. Even as a young child, Matt was recognized for his sharp wit and intellect, spirit of community service and his love of helping others.

Matthew Riccardi Funeral

Please join the family as they remember Matthew’s life with a visitation at the Codey & Mackey Funeral Home, 107 Essex Avenue, Boonton, N.J. 07005 on Friday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 8 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Catherine of Siena R.C. Church, 10 N. Pocono Road, Mountain Lakes, N.J. 07046 on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 9 am.

The interment will be private. Please visit to share a condolence or a memory.

A Memorial Service at Mountain Lakes High School and the University of Chicago is being planned and will be announced.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Mountain Lakes Volunteer Fire Department / Matthew Riccardi Scholarship Fund, 400 Boulevard, Mt. Lakes, N.J. 07046.

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