Richard Tellone, 81 of Windermere, Florida passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Florida Hospital South in Orlando, Florida with his loving family by his side.
Richard was born on October 8, 1935 in Bronx, New York, the son of the late Charles Tellone and Ophelia (Georgette) Tellone. He was the loving husband to Piedad (Salinas) Tellone.
Richard was blessed to meet the love of his life Piedad at the early age, they had a wonderful marriage and enjoyed life together. Richard was involved in all aspect of the Construction Business for many years and in his later years was a Cab Driver in the Transportation Industry. He and his wife retired to sunny Florida. He was a very hard working man, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend.
Besides his loving wife, Piedad, he is survived by four children: Lorraine Suraci of New York, Rita Souki of Colorado, Jennifer Fata and husband Alfonso of Windermere, Florida and Jeannete Gropper and husband Steven of New York. Eleven grandchildren: Michelle Smail, of NY, Danielle Camia, of NY, Gary Surcai, of NY, Michael Lappage, of Miami, FL, Chris Souki, of C., and Lina Rizzuto of CO, Christina Fata, Richard Fata, and Tony Fata of Windermere, FL, Leah Gropper and Hannah Gropper of NY. Ten great grandchildren: Connor and Olivia Camia, Brayden, Christian and Analise Smail, Luca, Ryleigh and Ayva Rizzuto, Alexandra and Emma Souki. Two brothers: Larry and Charlie Tellone of Clearwater, FL. Richard is predeceased by his daughter Lydia Lappage and brother Bobby Tellone.
The family will be receiving relatives and friend on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Winter Oak Funeral Home, 1132 E. Plant Street, Winter Garden, Florida.