Robert Joseph Riggio, a resident of Millbrook, NY, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY at the age of 67.

Formerly of Pawling and Poughkeepsie, he was born in Pawling on February 27, 1949 to John J. and Catherine (Pecorella) Riggio, Bob grew up in Pawling, attending Pawling schools.  He joined the US Army in 1973 becoming a Sargent before being discharged in 1977.

Bob was a great auto mechanic and loved working on old cars.

He is survived by his sister, Paula A. Neiman of Boca Raton, FL: three nephews, Jason Riggio of Jacksonville, FL and Joseph & Nicholas Lane, both of Poughkeepsie; his aunt, Ann Imperato of Pawling; his godson, Anthony Robert Nardone III of Wappingers Falls; and his best friend, Anthony R. Nardone, Jr of Poughkeepsie.

Family and friends may call at the Horn & Thomes, Inc. Funeral Home, 83 East Main Street, Pawling, Thursday, October 20th from 6-8 PM, with a memorial service at the funeral home at 7:30 PM.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311 or at

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