Richard A. Rago

Richard A. Rago, age 85, of Berlin, slipped away peacefully on July 11, 2017, at his home. Born June 13, 1932 in Philadelphia, he has happily been reunited in heaven with his beloved wife, Delores J. Rago (Ragno); his son, John Rago; and his mother, Elvira DiNapoli (Canzano). Rich's four devoted daughters, Arlene Cardamone (Eugene), Delores Jordan (George), Linda Pillitteri (Michael) and Tara McGlinchey (Thomas) will be heartbroken without him. Grandpop was affectionately known as "GP" by his twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren: Jaclyn, George (Patricia, Georgie, Andrew, Joella), Janine (Edward, Aubrey, Eddie), Brendan (Asia, Emery, Amber) Giovanni, Michael, Crista, Christian, Justin, Grace, Eve, and Gabriel. He leaves behind a loving brother, Joseph Rago, many nieces, nephews and other family members. Richard was a charismatic man who was well loved and enjoyed by many. He had many dear friends who helped to ensure that his final days were filled with joy. He prided himself on his long career at the Philadelphia Electric Company where he was known as a great boss and coworker. He loved to sit on the porch in Ocean City and spent many hours enjoying the excitement of the Borgata. He made the best meatballs ever! Please join us in celebrating Richard's life on Sunday, July 16th with a viewing from 6:00PM-8:00PM and Monday, July 17th from 9:00AM-10:00AM at COSTANTINO FUNERALHOME 231 W. WHITE HORSE PIKE BERLIN, NJ 08009. Funeral Mass 10:30AM St. Simon Stock Parish Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church 178 W. White Horse Pike Berlin, NJ 08009. Cremation and interment will take place privately. For additional information or to send email condolences, please visit