RICHARD C. FRANCESCONI SR. was born March 18, 1942.

Richard Francesconi was sworn in to the Camden Fore Department on January 31, 1966 and began his service the next day. He was then living at 506 Rand Street. By August of the following year he had moved to 3082 Carman Street in 1967. 

Richard Francesconi left the Camden Fire Department on March 11, 1981. He lived for many years in Pennsauken, New Jersey.

Richard Francesconi died suddenly on January 26, 2018. 

Camden Courier-Post
February 1, 1966

Keith Kauffman
Robert P. Olesiewicz
Ladder Company 1
Morton Street
George C. Kurtyan
Hayes Avenue
Robert B. Shaw
Morse Street
Richard C. Francesconi
Rand Street
Nelson I. Savidge
Howell Street
Thomas Prosinski
Kenwood Avenue
Michael C. LaFrance
Kenneth Penn
Norris Street
Edward V. Michalak

Camden Courier-Post
August 26, 1967

Milton Street
Patricia Gibbs
Truman Maples
Arthur Batten
 Richard Francesconi
Carman Street
North 35th Street



Camden Courier-Post
April 5, 1976



Rich Francesconi - Elmer Leary


Frank McGuckin - Dan Galasso - Rich Francesconi
Gus Pizzutello - Elmer Leary - Ron Angemi










Ernie Santone - Greg DePetris - James McMaster - Rich Francesconi

Rich Francesconi - Joe Anyszek

Rich Francesconi - Mike Smaritto - Ron Boyle


Ron Angemi - Rich Francesconi

Rey Santiago - Ron Angemi - Rich Francesconi

Ernie Santone - Rich Francesconi - Dan Galasso - Gus Pizzutello

Ernie Santone - Rich Francesconi - Dan Galasso - Gus Pizzutello

Camden Courier-Post * January 29, 2018

Richard C. Francesconi, Sr.

Richard C. Francesconi, Sr. a Pennsauken resident for 45 years, passed away peacefully in his sleep, on January 26, 2018, at the age of 75. He was born in Camden to the late William and Katherine (nee Erickson). Rich is the devoted husband of 41 years to Diane (nee Horay), beloved dad to Michele Epifani (Pasquale), Maria Velez (Jimmy), Richard and Antony, loving pop-pop to Nikolas and Gabriella Velez, and Nicolette Epifani, and best bud to grand-dog Gage. He is also survived by his siblings: William, James, Teresa and Robert. 

Rich was a proud alum of Camden Catholic High School class of 1960 and a past member of the Camden Fire Department. He was a retired pipefitter with UA Local 322. For the past 10 years, Rich was a dedicated groundskeeper at Bay Cove, where he spent his summers in “heaven.” He was a past president and longtime coach at P.Y.A.A., football coach at Camden Catholic High School, a member of the Sons of Italy, the Villas Fishing Club and a S.A.L. member at the Oaklyn American Legion. Rich loved watching UConn Girls Basketball, going to the range and he spent hours antagonizing everyone on Facebook-No one was safe from his posts! 

Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation, Thursday from 9:30 to 11 AM, followed by his Memorial Mass at 11 AM, at St. Joseph Pro Cathedral, 2907 Federal Street, Camden, NJ 08105. Interment is private. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to St. Joseph’s Carpenter Society, 20 Church Street, Camden, NJ 08105, or to CHOP, 3401 Civic Center Blvd., Phila., PA 19104,