January 25, 1960 ~ November 16, 2021

Tornello, Richard T., of Smithtown, NY on November 16, 2021 at the age of 61. Beloved son to Carmela and John. Loving brother to Joseph (Toni), & Angela. Dear godfather to Michael, Jr., Thomas, Michael, Brandon & James. Cherished uncle to Dylan, Brandon & Olivia. Visiting at Branch Funeral Home on Monday 11/22 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass on Tuesday 11/23 at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church. Interment at Pinelawn Memorial Park.


Visitation: November 22, 2021 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Visitation: November 22, 2021 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Mass: November 23, 2021 10:30 am

St. Patrick's R C Church Smithtown
280 E Main St

Interment: November 23, 2021 12:00 pm

Pinelawn Memorial Park
2030 Wellwood Avenue

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  1. candleEven though Richie was a big guy, his heart was twice as big. He always called to say best wishes to any holiday. My son and Rich had the same birthday date, and became”birthday buddies”. Rich always had a funny story to tell…called them “losing moments” …always a laugh followed. The world would be a kinder place if everyone had Richie’s demeanor.

  2. RIP My friend. I always enjoyed our marathon phone conversations. Even though you were a met fan I still liked you (lol). I’m going to miss talking to you. You were genuine and honest. Say hello to Casey Stengel for me up there in heaven.

  3. candleRichie was always so kind, and had the biggest smile on his face. He was always so welcoming, I’ll always remember his smile and how happy he always was.

  4. Big Rich had the biggest heart,his kindness never went unnoticed with me. We would laugh and talk straight from the heart. Rest In Peace my beautiful friend until we meet again, you will be missed

  5. Richie always had a smile on his face and some great stories to tell. We all loved spending time with him. Aunt Camille, Angela and Joe you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Big Rich

  6. Rich will always be remembered for his kindness, generosity and friendly smile! He was always so kind to our granddaughter Brooke and her friend Samantha when they were little! He and his family will remain in our thoughts and prayers! LouAnn & Charlie Schaetzle & Family

  7. Richie was a great man with a big personality and a bigger heart. He will be sorely missed. See you on the other side!

  8. candleWe’re very sorry about Uncle Richie, he was a great guy. Our thoughts and prayers for the family for strength in this difficult moments. Ángel and Milagros Agosto

  9. Richie you will surely be missed. You always had a smile on your face and a story to tell, they were always very entertaining. Fond memories Nancy DeVito🙏

  10. I was Blessed by your friendship. I know you are lighting up Heaven with your beautiful smile and amazing kindness. Rest in peace my friend. ‘Till we meet again, Jane

  11. candleI’m so sorry for your loss. Cousin Richard was a great guy as everyone knew so well. Please accept our condolences. I only wish we could be there to share this time with you.

  12. Richard is fondly remembered as one of the nicest, kindest and most gentle person I had the pleasure to know. There are no words that can express my deepest sympathy to his family, who were so close to Richard. May he rest in peace and may God send comfort to his mourning family. Richard’s passing is tremendous loss to us all.

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