Richard A. Lucherini 84 of Cream Ridge, NJ passed away peacefully Sunday September 18, 2016 with his loving family at his side.
Born in Trenton, he was a city resident until moving to Cream Ridge 16 years ago.
Mr. Lucherini was a Korean War Veteran, having served his country in the United States Navy from 1951 until his honorable discharge in 1959.
In 1959 Richard joined the Trenton Police Division and retired after 25 years of service at the rank of Police Captain. He then received a mayoral appointment as the Public Safety Director for the City of Trenton, managing the operations of the Trenton Police and Fire Divisions, the City Communications Bureau, and monitoring the Emergency Management Unit until 1990.
Over the next several years, Richard served the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office as a training coordinator, and also for the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities as assistant to Board member Carmen Armenti. Richard then served a two year term as the Public Safety Director for the City of Asbury Park, from 1995 to 1997.
Richard loved to bowl in a league with his friends from Jensen's Deep Run Community. He also enjoyed supporting his wife with her senior citizen dance and exercise programs as her sound and stage technician.
Richard had a special talent for making people laugh, feeling loved, and feeling special. He was the life of every party and could quickly ease the tension of any unpleasant situation.
Son of the late Oresto & Jenny Lucherini
Brother of the late Samuel Lucherine, Pat Lucherini, Joseph Lucherini and Eugene Lucherini.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years Theresa Alessi Lucherini
Son and daughter in law Richard C. & Rita Lucherini of Hamilton
Grandson Joseph Lucherini and Granddaugher Jennifer Lucherini both of Hamilton.
Sister, Lucy Laurita of Hamilton
Brother, Vincent Lucherini of Medford, NJ
Sister, Virginia Rourke of Scottsdale, AZ
Sister in law, Marilyn Lucherini of Cottonwood, AZ
Several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be 9:30am Thursday from Knott's Colonial Funeral Home 2946 South Broad St. Hamilton
Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00am at St. Vincent DePaul Church in Yardville
Interment will be in BGWCD Veterand Cemetery, Arneytown, NJ
Visitation is Wednesday 2:00 - 4:00pm and again 6:00 - 8:00pm at the funeral home
Memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Church, 555 Yardville Allentown Road, Yardville, NJ 08620