It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Robert A. Rucci,(Bob) currently of Danvers, MA on September 15th, 2021. Bob was born on September 10th, 1933 in Malden, MA. Bob just celebrated his 88th birthday.
Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Jean Rucci (Rosa), His children, Donna Sharrio and husband Anthony Sharrio, Lori Towne, Janette Zahar and husband Mark Zahar. His grandchildren, Robert Sharrio and wife Anna Sharrio, Jennifer Sharrio and fiancé Gregg Evangelista, Matthew Zahar, and Jillian Zahar. He is survived by one great granddaughter Alivia Evangelista. Bob was also loved by many nieces and nephews and other friends and relatives.
Bob is predeceased by his brother, William Rucci and his wife Josephine Rucci (Rosa), his sisters Ethel Joseph, and Gina Tempesta.
Bob was a serial entrepreneur. He would tell the story of when he was 5 years old in the supermarket and saying “one day I will own a store like this”. After attending Bentley Business School, he was true to his word. His career started at Firestone Tires and Wilbur shoes, where he was CFO for many years. He next partnered in The Jewelry Store and successfully grew the chain to over 10 stores on the east coast. His love for business never ended as he worked every day on trading in the stock market up to the very end of his life.
After retiring at age 55 he and his wife Jean travelled throughout the US, Bahamas and Europe. He loved to explore new areas and find the best bakery and restaurants. One of his fondest trips was to Menton France when his entire family visited on his extended summer stay.
A celebration of his life will be held on September 24th at Mackey Funeral Home, 128 S. Main St (Rt. 114) Middleton, MA from 3pm – 6pm. Followed by a dinner at Teresa’s Restaurant. Family and friends are invited to attend.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of ones choice.
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