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Richard A Ulley

May 26, 1952 ~ April 29, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old
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Richard Ulley Obituary

Richard A. Ulley

Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, 70


Mr. Richard A. Ulley, 70, of Nutley, NJ, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at Hackensack University Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.  Visitation will be at the Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley, 540 Franklin Avenue, on Wednesday, May 3, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  There will be a funeral service celebrated at the funeral home on Thursday, May 4th, at 10:30 a.m., officiated by Cantor Ellen.  The interment will be at Restland Memorial Park, 77 Deforest Ave, East Hanover, NJ 07936.


Richard was born in The Bronx, NY, and grew up in Lake Hiawatha before moving to Nutley in 1973.  He was the proud owner of three Smokehouse BBQ restaurants throughout NJ before retiring in 2014.  In his spare time, you could either find him fishing or horseback riding.  His greatest passion, however, was food, and nothing made him happier than whipping up a meal and enjoying it surrounded by his family and friends.  You never left his home hungry! On Sundays, you could find him shouting plays at his favorite teams, the NY Giants and the Miami Dolphins. Richard sure had the gift for gab, just ask his brother-in-law, Greg, or his children, grandchildren or whoever was willing to listen, who he called every day, often multiple times a day, to fill them in on all the family gossip. 


He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Susan (nee Steinmeyer) Ulley; his devoted children, Stacie Erlemann and her husband Robert, Keith Ulley and his fiancé Kelly, Dr. Sean Ulley-Ferri and his husband Joshua; and his most cherished grandchildren Robert and Victoria Erlemann.  He is also survived by his best friend for the last 9 years, his dog Koda.


Richard is predeceased by his parents, Robert and Judith (nee Strauss) Ulley. 


In lieu of flowers, please make donations to either Shriners Hospital, or to St. Jude’s Children's Research Hospital, Memorials Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memhis, TN 38105-9959,


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May 3, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Biondi Funeral Home
540 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ 07110

Funeral Service
May 4, 2023

10:30 AM
Biondi Funeral Home
540 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ 07110

Interment following funeral service
May 4, 2023

Restland Memorial Park
77 Deforest Avenue
East Hanover, NJ 07936


Shriners Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memorials Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856


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