Richie Smith Obituary, Death – Richard “Richie” Smith had lived 43 years when he passed away unexpectedly on March 26. He was 43 years old. Richie Smith was born in Englewood, but his parents, Frank and Louise Smith, moved the family to Palisades Park when he was young. In the future, he and the woman who would become the love of his life, Jenna Geraghty, would make their home in Brick and have a family there. He received his diploma from Bergen Catholic High School in the year 1996. After graduating from Seton Hall University, Richie continued his education at the American Academy McAllister Institute, where he received the education necessary to become a Licensed Funeral Director.
Richie’s enthusiasm for assisting others shown through when he worked as a Licensed Funeral Director; nevertheless, it was Richie’s love of the sea that inspired him to leave his job in the funeral industry and launch Richie’s Boat Hauling with Jenna. Jenna is now Richie’s business partner. Richie had a work ethic that was unmatched, and he was available to his clients at all hours of the day and night. Customers quickly became friends, and friends quickly developed into family relationships.
Richie was clueless regarding the definition of the word “No.” He was capable of doing everything, figuring out everything, fixing everything, and making everything better. Richie was able to take advantage of the time he saved by being his own boss and spend it with his wife Jenna and his three sons, Hudson (age 11), Cooper (age 9), and Griffin (year 6). Richie’s favorite things to do with his family were the simple things, like bringing them to watch fireworks on the Jenna Ann or just remaining at home and burning fires in the fire pit in their backyard. These were the moments that Richie treasured the most.
Richie is survived by his wife Jenna Geraghty Smith, his sons Hudson, Cooper, and Griffin, his father Frank Smith and his mother Louise, who passed away, as well as his sister Robin Limbevsky and her family. Richie is also survived by his father Frank Smith and his mother Louise, who passed away. On Saturday, April 2nd, from 4 pm to 8 pm, there will be a celebration of Richie’s life held at the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh, which is located at 815 16th Avenue in Belmar, New Jersey 07719.
Family and friends are encouraged to attend. Be ready to share a tale about Richie, to raise a glass to an incredible friend, or to simply let his family know how much his loved and respected he was. Everyone is urged to bring their favorite picture of Richie along with a brief description that can be written on the reverse of the photo to be included in a scrapbook for his sons.