Tripodi, Philip James, 35, passed away on Wednesday January 4, 2017.  Beloved husband of Krista (De Freest) Tripodi, and son of Christine (Walsh) Rinaldy, husband Thomas, of Bushkill, PA and Rosario Tripodi, wife Daria, of Sayerville, NJ.  He was a 23 year resident of West Milford, NJ. Philip was employed as a Sales Representative for High Grade Beverage in Randolph, NJ, a proud member of the West Milford Elks Club and an avid NY Rangers, Yankees and Miami Dolphins fan.  In addition to his wife and parents, surviving are paternal grandmother Rosa Tripodi, of Bagnara, Italy, mother-in-law & father-in-law Joan and Eugene De Freest, of Hewitt, sister-in-law Kara Maskerines, husband Jake, of Hewitt, Aunt Monica and Uncle Joe De Turo, of Point Pleasant, cousin Colin De Turo and nieces Kailey & Rachel, as well as 15 Aunts and Uncles and 19 cousins in Italy and Australia.  Visitation from 2-6 PM, Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480.  Funeral Mass Monday, January 9, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 1911 Union Valley Road, Hewitt, NJ 07421.  Friends are asked to meet directly at church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the West Milford Elks Club #2236, 1860 Union Valley Road, PO Box 336, Hewitt, NJ 07421. 

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