A funeral Mass was offered May 19 at St. Anthony's Church, Butler, N.J., for Rev. Richard Biasiotto, OFM, who died May 14. He was 76 and had been a Franciscan friar for 56 years and a priest for 51.

A native of Allentown, Pa., he taught and directed ministries in New York State, served his order's Holy Name Province, served at parishes and a friary in New Jersey, was a librarian in Washington and, from 2005-15, served at St. Francis Chapel in Colonie while living at Siena College in Loudonville.

Survivors include a sister, Maria of California. Interment was in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Butler, N.J.