August 29, 2018: Richard’s 49th Birthday

To Richard – Thinking of you today on your birth date. Thinking of you, always. Love, Rosemarie

Rosemarie Bonavitacola, August 29, 2018

Broken hearts and broken souls, shadows of what used to be. Not a day dawns without a tear in memory. Your heart, your spirit, your smile, your soul, the way your joy could fill a room are memories that carry us thru the day. The past is a comfort, a treasure to wrap our hearts around. But soon reality turns our thoughts to the loss…of a father, leaving his beautiful Angela to face a future without the love and strength only a dad can give. Of a brother, who never forgot what it meant to be a big brother to his sisters. Of a son, who made us a family and taught us what it meant to love someone more than you ever imagined. Of a young man on the verge of his true future. As your parents we could sense how you were pulling it all together, and its that loss and how your future was stolen that adds to the pain. But none of that can dim the memories…and so today we will gather to celebrate you and the joy you brought to all of us…our lives are better for you having been here. We love you…we miss you…happy birthday sweet prince…Mom and Dad (originally posted August 29, 2009)

Missing in New Jersey.

Guest speaker: Marge Petrone.

Saturday, May 19 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Rowan University’s Chamberlain Student Center

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Wanted by the FBI

FBI Seeks Information on 2005 Disappearance of Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone, Jr.

The FBI, Burlington County (New Jersey) Prosecutor’s Office, and Philadelphia Police Department Homicide Division are seeking the public’s assistance, as they continue to investigate the disappearance, 13 years ago today, of Danielle (Ottobre) Imbo and Richard Petrone, Jr.

FBI Philadelphia, February 20, 2018 (Read More)

Anniversary of couples’ disappearance from South Street: Vernon Odom reports on Action News

Monday, February 19, 2018 05:43PM

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — The FBI is continuing to ask for the public’s help in solving the disappearance of a man and woman who were last seen 13 years ago. Richard Petrone, Jr. and Danielle Imbo vanished after leaving a bar in the 400 block of South Street in Philadelphia – then known as Abilene’s – at 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, February 19th, 2005. (Read more)

February 19, 2018 marks year 13 of Richard’s disappearance

Richard – it does not get easy – time does not heal the wound – we miss you – every day – we will always love you and never ever forget that face. Love, Rosemarie

Rosemarie Bonavitacola, Thursday, February 22, 2018

Danielle and Richard…Still in the thoughts and prayers of so many…Please know we pray for closure for your families…If only some one can come forward…just one person…

Alyce Patrone Penna, Sunday, February 18, 2018

Richie & Marge, It’s been 35 years since I saw you last. I regret not staying in touch. Looking back, it’s clear how important your early influence was in giving me a sense of direction and family values, especially at a time as a teenager when I really needed it. Now, with my own kids expressing similar needs, my brief time with ‘Richie, Joe, Marge & Rosemarie at The Bakery in East Brunswick’ always gives me a remarkably positive experience to draw from and never fails to make me smile. With that said, Social Networking is a double edged sword that stabbed me in the heart last night when I learned of your tragedy while attempting to research your location. Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss and the pain you endure. My memory of Richard Jr is brief, but no less special. Richie – you’ll recall when I was playing hockey with him in the basement of your South Philly home. It was so much fun and I’ll always remember it. As a parent, I just can’t imagine the pain. As a friend, I wish I could shoulder it, if only for a brief time. To Richie & Marge and all the people who are left devastated by the tragedy of Richard and Danielle, I offer my thoughts and prayers and hope you’ll continue to find the strength to carry on in support of your precious children and families. Please accept my deepest felt sympathies.

Ken Kancylarz, Saturday, October 21, 2017