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Memorial

Richard Celiberti

Richard Celiberti

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His kindness...we were so close...if Richie and I were in the same room you could bet his arms were around my neck...hugging me...

Tell us about your loved one.

My son Richie was an amazing boy...always loving and kind...he was a great son, brother and friend...his smile was contagious...He was so loved by me and his sister Alissa ...his passion was fishing for tuna and shark..he was good at anything he put his mind to...he had a wonderful sense of humor...very funny..he would had people laughing for hours...willing to please...known for his Richie hugs.....very loved and respect by all...he was the best son a mother could have....I missed him each and everyday!!!

Tell us about Richard's struggle with addiction

We'll not realizing my son was hard on himself...always trying to be the best...his mind ever rested...being diagnosed having OCD when I picked up something was wrong...life was getting tougher for him to hide his intrusive thinking..he started smoking weed...surprised cause he was a health kid who eat correctly and worked out...not knowing he was trying to numb his pain...I was to say the lest surprised...after awhile it lead to smoking crack...the bait in the trap...he was now full of guilt and understanding his own choices....Richie went to rehab 8 times in one year...this disease took him in sixteen months of use....left the veritable villa April 20 2005 and past away in his sleep on the 26th ....I have had 3 fund raisers in 2006 2007 And 2008 to help parents and addicts with the cost of private rehab....insurance companies have to change their policies of 28 day stay once a year....God bless all of you...I would love to help in anyway I can...

What made Richard smile?

Richie always smiled...family and friends...and definitely catching fish.....

What do you miss most about Richard?

His kindness...we were so close...if Richie and I were in the same room you could bet his arms were around my neck...hugging me...

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