Messineo, Arthur Joseph Jr., 80, of Ridgewood, passed away on August 9, 2017. Arthur was predeceased by his beloved wife Natalie in 2004. He is survived by his four adoring children; daughter Pamela Kaul and her husband Raymond of Ridgewood, daughter Lauren Messineo of New York City, son Arthur J.Messineo III and his wife Teresa of Warwick, NY, and son Douglas D. Messineo and his wife Mollie of Ridgewood. Arthur will be greatly missed by his cherished grandchildren Lindsay and Megan Kaul, Morgan, A.J., and Michael Messineo, and Charlie, Andrew, William, and Max Messineo. He was predeceased by his parents Arthur J. and Lucia Messineo, brother William Messineo, and sister Judith Messineo.
Arthur was born and raised in West Paterson and spent the majority of his life working and living in Ridgewood, where he and his wife raised their four children. Arthur was an attorney at his firm Messineo & Messineo in Ridgewood, and was one of the most prominent, civil litigation attorneys in the state of New Jersey. He received multiple accolades and awards from his peers in the legal community, including being selected as a “Super Lawyer” in the state of New Jersey. He was one of the original Barristers of Morris Pashmann Inn of Court in 1981. Arthur was ranked as one of the best civil litigation attorneys in the United States by Martindale-Hubbel, and was proud to have earned the prestigious distinction of Certified Civil Trial Attorney.
In his free time, Arthur enjoyed vacationing with his wife in Nantucket, as well as sailing on Lake George. He was also an active member of the Knights of Columbus, and had a passion for cars.
Visiting Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Feeney Funeral Home, 232 Franklin Ave., Ridgewood. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 AM at the funeral home, with interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Arthur’s name to the Valley Hospital, 223 N Van Dien Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450 or The American Heart Association, PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241, would be greatly appreciated.