Richard John Zadroga, Jr.
Born: 02/18/1967
Died: 05/10/2017
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Richard John Zadroga, Jr.

Richard John Zadroga, Jr., age 50, died peacefully at home on May 10, 2017 after a valiant battle against lung cancer, fought with grace and dignity.
Richard was born and raised in Jersey City and was, more recently, a resident of Bayonne.  He was employed by the Jersey City Public Schools.  Richard received his education at St. Aedan’s Elementary School, St. Aloysius High School, and St. Peter’s University and was a lifelong communicant of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church.  He was an avid sports enthusiast, especially baseball which he coached at the youth level for many years.  Richard was an active member of numerous community and civic organizations. Richard is predeceased by his father, Richard John Zadroga, Sr.

He leaves behind to mourn his loss his devoted wife, Lenore (Murray), cherished sons, Richard James Zadroga and Mac Alexander Zadroga;  loving mother Ellen Finn-Zadroga,  adoring sisters Tara Zadroga-Schmitt (John) and Kristen Zadroga-Hart (Loren); stepson Charles Murray, mother-in-law Carol Grace; brothers-in-law William, Mark, David and Robert; sister-in-law Carol and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, co-workers  and friends too numerous to mention but all very dear to him.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 15, 2017 at McLaughlin Funeral Home, 625 Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City, NJ between 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM.  Family and friends may assemble at the funeral home on Tuesday morning at 9:00 AM prior to the celebration of a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30  AM at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church , corner of Ocean and Bramhall Avenues, Jersey City.  Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ.
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Here are some special memories shared by family and friends.
Ellen, This is a voice from the past. I have lived in Virginia for 27 years but read the JJ every day. I was sorry to read about your son. I lost my husband to lung cancer last June. It is a devastating disease and I know all too well what you and your family went through. Iwill light a candle for your son tomorrow night at mass.
Janet Jordan Logan
I'm praying for Rich on his journey to God. My deepest condolences to the Zadroga family for your loss. You are also in my prayers.
Gina Lullo Walsh
My prayers go out to the Zadroga family . Richie and I played basketball together and became good friends while at St Al's. Although we didn't see much of each other after we graduated,I never stopped thinking about him and all my old friends and never will. A great guy like Richie will be missed by everyone. God Bless
Vinny Ferrulli and Family
Dear Ellen Zadroga and family, Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Mark, Susan and Caroline Schmitt
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