Robert G. Orefice, Jr.

May 21, 2024

Visiting Thursday, May 30, 2024, from 3-8 PM at Cobble Hill Chapels, 171 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Mass of Christian Burial Friday, May 31, 2024, at 10 AM at St. Mary Star of the Sea, 467 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Burial to follow at Greenwood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Robert Gerard Orefice Jr. left this world suddenly on May 21st. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert & Estelle Orefice. He is survived by his former spouse Laura Donato-Orefice who is the mother to their 3 daughters. Andrea Guzzi, husband Jay Guzzi, Gina Beltz, husband Ryan Beltz, Lisa Orefice, fiancé David Miller. His grandchildren Gianna Ramirez, Stella Guzzi and Steel Beltz. His siblings Mark Orefice, Thomas Orefice, fiancée Cathy Lumia-Paturzo, Frankie Orefice, wife Betsy Orefice and Mary Estelle Patalano, husband Peter Patalano. Plus his many nieces and nephews. He was known to many people as Robbie and Beaver.  He was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He played softball, basketball and football while growing up. Excelled in all three. Loved watching the Yankees and his favorite player was Mickey Mantle. He was also a Knicks & Giants fan. He was a carpenter in the Union and then in later years retired to Boca Raton, Florida near his brothers.


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1 month ago

R.I.P. my lifelong friend, you were like a brother, will be deeply missed.

Kim Esposito
1 month ago

My shoveling partner my friend . Robby rest in peace. I will always cherish all the great memories we have shared.

Lavinia Hernandez
1 month ago

Rest in Peace Rob. We’ll go to another hockey game when we meet again. Always on my mind, forever on my heart 💙💙

1 month ago

RIP Robby! Sending so much love to Mark, Tommy, Frankie & Mare and the whole family. Keeping you close in heart and prayers. ❤️ Miffy

Sharon Perry
1 month ago

My biggest & best memory I have with Robby are the years we spent with the family at Bud Lake. Those were some of the best times of my childhood.
Lots of laughter and plenty of tears.
Go with God, my friend.

Laura Orefice
1 month ago

After all the hurt you caused me. I learned to get rid of the bitterness and hate towards you. I did not like carrying that monkey on my back. We became friends. And we spoke to each other like civilized people. People at times would ask if we were divorced. I guess because of the way we interacted with each other. And my response would be. It took a long time to get here. I thank you for giving me my three beautiful successful daughters. And because of them our beautiful grandchildren. You started the ripple effect of their existence. And I thank you. You are finally at peace with your mom and dad. Rest in peace my friend. Before I forget. Do not play pinochle with your father!

Vincent Arrabito Sr
1 month ago

R.I.P with God, and all who were waiting for your return home

Mark, Tommy, Frankie, Mary Estelle & family,
One of the best families growing up with.
So many good memories never forgotten, and always cherished.
God Bless you Guys
Peace & Love, Vinny

Gary Quam
26 days ago

Rest In Peace Robby. You were loved by many and will be missed. Condolences to the rest of family, Mark, Frankie, Tommy and Mare. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.

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