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Randolph A. Riotto

Randolph A. Riotto

Founder & Director ~ NJ Lic. No. 2373

Randy Riotto is a prominent figure in Jersey City, known for his lifelong commitment to serving the community. He co-founded Riotto Funeral Home with his mother, Mary Riotto Dolcemascolo, in 1958

Randy was born and raised in the Marion Section of Jersey City.  His grandparents Guiseppe and Concetta Tedesco were pillars in the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish and were instrumental in guiding Randy to becoming the first neighborhood funeral director.
 

A licensed New Jersey and New York funeral director since 1950, Randy attended McAllister School of Embalming & Funeral Directing in New York, NY.  He served as a medic in the United States Army during the Korean War.  Randy and his wife Olga have three children; Randy Jr. and Richard also funeral directors and a daughter Lorraine, a physician.

 

In 1961, Randy served as chairman of the Jersey City Sewerage Authority.  He is a member of the Hudson County Funeral Director’s Association, and served as its President in 1965. He served as President of Unico of Jersey City Chapter in 1966.

 

Randy is a longtime member of Jersey City Rotary Club, Forest Hill Golf Club, Casa Colombo Museum, University Club, Tiro A Segno Rifle Club of New York, New York Athletic Club, Knights of Columbus, a life member of the American Legion and honorary trustee of the Dante Alighieri Society. 

 

Randy was selected as the 1991 Man of the Year by the Dante Alighieri Society of Jersey City and the Hudson County Columbus Day Parade Committee.  On the 100th anniversary of the Dante Alighieri Society he was honored as Centurion Man of the Year. 

 

Randy was the Voice of Columbus for two years and in 2001 he was the Grand Marshall for the Columbus Day Parade.  Randy was inducted in to the Wm. L. Dickinson High School Hall of Fame for his outstanding achievement and moral character. 

 

In 2013, Randy received the "Publisher's Front Page Award" by the Italian Voice and was awarded "Best of New Jersey" by the Italian Tribune.  In 2014, he received the Legacy of Service award from the Jersey City Rotary. In 2015, he was honored by Cusack Care Center as Community Partner in Caring. Randy was selected as the Honorary Irishman of the Year for the 2016 Jersey City St. Patrick's Day Parade. 

On Veterans Day in 2022, Randy was honored by Hudson County as "Veteran of the Year" for the City of Jersey City.  Randy's name is inscribed on the Korean War Veterans Memorial located on the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway in the Morris Canal section of Liberty State Park, Jersey City.

On Monday, October 2, 2023, Randy's enduring legacy was honored by Hudson County, with the dedication of the corner of Stagg St. and Kennedy Blvd. in Jersey City as 'Randy Riotto Way.'

Randy's commitment to service and his unwavering dedication to his community serve as an inspiration to all those who know him.



Richard J. Riotto

Richard J. Riotto

Manager & Director ~ NJ Lic. No. 3907

With over 35 years of experience in funeral service, Richard is known for his personal and intimate approach to funeral services, providing families with unwavering support during one of the most difficult times of their lives.

Richard's dedication is evident in his availability, as he is routinely on call 24 hours a day to guide families through the funeral arrangement process. He continually seeks to enhance and expand services to better serve and provide families with memorials that far exceed their expectations.

Richard is a member of the Hudson County Funeral Director’s Association, Dante Alighieri Society and Knights of Columbus.  He attended American Academy McAllister Institute for funeral service, Pace University in New York City and Marist High School in Bayonne.

Richard is a proud lifelong resident of Jersey City and enjoys supporting the many local businesses and restaurants.  He is also an avid fitness enthusiast and enjoys walking in Liberty State Park. His other interests include finding innovative ways to improve the funeral home and exploring the latest advancements in computers and artificial general intelligence. When he has time to get away, he can be found vacationing in Florida.

Randolph M. Riotto

Director ~ NJ Lic. No. 3417

Randy is a graduate of American Academy McAllister Institute in New York, NY and has been a New Jersey State licensed funeral director since 1978. 

Born in Jersey City, Randy graduated Marist High School, Bayonne, St. Peter’s College, Jersey City and received his MBA at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford. 

Randy is a member of the Dante Alighieri Society, Jersey City.  He is also a WWII historian and a member of the 8th Air Force Historical Society the 2nd Air Division.


Adam R. Chamberlain

Adam R. Chamberlain

Director ~ NJ Lic. No. 4858

Adam is a graduate of Mercer County College, and has been licensed by the New Jersey State Board of Mortuary Science since 2009.

Adam is a third generation funeral director and grew up in the industry. He is a skilled embalmer, and is also very personable and compassionate with families. 

Adam thinks of his profession, not as a job, but as a rewarding experience through which he is able help families through the most difficult of times.


Nicole A. Skillender

Nicole A. Skillender

Director ~ NJ Lic. No. 5197

By putting those before herself, Nicole found her true calling in life. Wishing to follow her dream, she became the first person in her family to pursue a career in funeral services. In 2013, Nicole graduated from Chestnut Hill College with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Religious Studies. With her degrees achieved, Nicole planned to utilize her studies that would continue to guide her into the funeral profession.

She then entered American Academy McAllister Institute of Mortuary Science, where Nicole excelled at restorative reconstruction and became the recipient of the Thomas M. Quinn Memorial Award, which is given to the student who was “recognized by fellow classmates for the contribution to the welfare of the graduating class” of 2014.

Since then, she has worked diligently learning from her licensed preceptors and co-workers, who Nicole gives great thanks to in guiding her to become a more experienced and professional funeral provider. 

As of April 2018, Nicole became a licensed funeral director with the State of New Jersey.  It is her wish to continue learning from her newly found team and to extend her sympathy to the community that in times of need that they may find comfort knowing that she is here to help.



Esteban Landa Sanchez

Esteban Landa Sanchez

Registered Intern ~ NJ Intern Registration No. I-980-27/11

Esteban Landa Sanchez is a registered intern at Riotto Funeral Home & Cremation Company. Currently pursuing a degree in funeral service at Eastwick College in Hackensack, NJ, Esteban is deeply committed to learning every aspect of the funeral industry.

Esteban is a resident of Bayonne, and previously was a longtime resident of Jersey City, where he worked in the restaurant industry and also held an insurance license. His experience in assisting families with both life insurance and funeral repasts sparked an interest in the funeral industry, ultimately leading him to pursue a career in funeral service.

Esteban's soft approach and compassionate nature have made him an essential member of the funeral home team. He understands the emotional toll of losing a loved one and strives to provide comfort to families during this difficult time. Esteban has excelled in restorative art and preparing loved ones for their final journey.

Esteban has taken on a pivotal role in the repatriation of loved ones abroad. As a Spanish speaker, he can communicate with families and funeral homes in Spanish-speaking countries to ensure that their loved ones are returned home with the utmost efficiency and care.

Even with his busy schedule of full-time work and school, Esteban always makes time for his family and enjoys making lasting memories with them.  When time permits, he also enjoys taking to the open road on his motorcycle.


Miguel A. Rivera

Miguel A. Rivera

Registered Intern ~ NJ Intern Registration No. I-1049-24101

Miguel A. Rivera is a highly regarded registered intern at Riotto Funeral Home & Cremation Company, whose outstanding character and unwavering dedication to serving the community are evident to all who meet him. As an active member of the LGBTQ community, Miguel is deeply committed to promoting inclusivity and equality, and his groundbreaking efforts to adopt his foster children in 2016 were recognized by Hudson County.

Miguel is bilingual and has an impressive educational background which includes being the first in his family to graduate from Jersey City State University (NJCU) with a degree in Sociology in 2008. He continued his education by obtaining an Associate's Degree in Mortuary Science from Eastwick College in 2020, further enhancing his expertise in the funeral industry. Prior to his apprenticeship with the Riotto family, Miguel worked as a Certified Crematory Operator by the Cremation Association of North America at Garden State Crematory in North Bergen. His exceptional work in the field earned him recognition from the State of New Jersey as being one of the top three crematory workers in Service Corporation International.

As a proud lifelong resident of Jersey City, Miguel has a deep love for his community and takes great pride in serving families during their time of need. With his exceptional work ethic and dedication to service especially with the LBGTQ and Hispanic community of Hudson County, Miguel has become an invaluable asset to the Riotto Funeral Home & Cremation Company team.


Rosaanna Andrews

Rosaanna Andrews

Registered Intern ~ NJ Intern Registration No. I-1082-24108

Rosaanna is a longtime resident of Jersey City's Greenville section who takes great pride in serving her community during the most difficult of times. She realized her lifelong dream of becoming a funeral director after graduating from Eastwick College in 2020.  As a registered intern at Riotto Funeral Home & Cremation Company, she has gained invaluable experience in providing compassionate care to grieving families.

Rosaanna is also an active member of the Mt. Zion FBH Church in Jersey City, where she cherishes the opportunity to build close relationships with fellow church members and participate in various activities.

Her unwavering commitment to helping others is evident in all aspects of her life, and she is a true asset to her community.


Vincent R. Morici

Vincent R. Morici

*Funeral Assistant

Vincent is a dedicated funeral assistant at Riotto Funeral Home and Cremation Company, currently pursuing a degree in mortuary science at the American Academy at McAllister Institute, New York City. 

Vincent's interest in the funeral profession was sparked by his years of work in the service industry, where he previously served as a bar manager in Jersey City and worked as a critical care veterinary technician.

A graduate of Paramus Catholic High School and a resident of Jersey City for the past 15 years, Vincent is also a proud member and supporter of the LGBTQ community. In his free time, Vincent enjoys pursuing his hobbies of art, cooking, and riding his motorcycle. 

Vincent is looking forward to providing families with unique and meaningful services to honor the life of their loved one. His interpersonal skills and compassionate nature make him an essential member of the funeral home team. 

(*Unlicensed and not qualified to make funeral arrangements, embalm or conduct funerals.)


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