JEREMIAH S. “JERRY” BARRUCCI – in Woburn, September 27th. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth “Betty” (Dalton) Barrucci. Devoted father of Donald Barrucci and his wife Bernadette, Michael J. Barrucci and his wife Roberta, and Julia Troisi and her husband Charles, all of Woburn, Alice O’Connell and her late husband Dave of Hudson, FL, and stepfather of Richard Borgeson and his wife Dorothy of Katonah, NY. Dear longtime companion of Pat Stover and her family of Salem, NH. Loving brother of Mary Pelosi of Wilmington and the late Joseph, Ernie, William, and Alice Barrucci, Anna Forlizzi and Rose Doto. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, October 1st at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Late owner, Barrucci Hot Top Co.
Jeremiah S. “Jerry” Barrucci, 86, a well-known Woburn business owner, passed away at Winchester Hospital on Saturday, September 27th, following an illness of several months. He was the founder of Barrucci Hot Top, a firm which continues its operations today under the direction of family.
Born in Winchester and raised in Woburn, Jerry was the son of the late John and Julia (Valeria) Barrucci. He was educated in the Woburn school system and was a veteran of World War II, having served with the US Army.
Jerry began his career with Barrucci Builders, working alongside his parents and brothers. He then founded Wilmington Bowladrome and at the same time began building his hot top business. He sold the Bowladrome in 1968 and continued with Barrucci Hot Top, a successful operation now owned by his son Mike. For many years, he also plowed for the City of Woburn as well as the state highway department. Although he officially retired ten years ago, he continued to check in at the job on a regular basis until recent weeks, just to make sure everything was running smoothly. He took great pride in his trucks and loved to shine and polish them in his free time. One of his trucks was even featured in the first Halloween Parade in the City of Woburn in the 1950’s.
He and his late wife Betty raised their family in Woburn and enjoyed fifty-one wonderful years together until her death in 1998. Since his retirement Jerry loved to go out dancing with friends to venues such as Angelica’s, the Continental, and Wonderland. He enjoyed traveling and spent winters in Daytona Beach, Florida for the past several years. Family was most important to him, and he loved spending time with his grandchildren and later his great-grandchildren. In recent years he greatly enjoyed the companionship of Pat Stover and her family of Salem, New Hampshire.
Along with his late wife, Elizabeth “Betty” (Dalton) Barrucci, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph, Ernie, and William, three sisters, Alice Barrucci, Anna Forlizzi and Rose Doto, and his son-in-law, Dave O’Connell.
Surviving are two sons, Donald Barrucci and his wife Bernadette and Michael J. Barrucci and his wife Roberta, all of Woburn, two daughters, Julia Troisi and her husband Charles of Woburn and Alice O’Connell of Hudson, FL, his stepson, Richard Borgeson and his wife Dorothy of Katonah, NY, his dear longtime companion, Pat Stover and her family of Salem, New Hampshire, and his sister, Mary Pelosi of Wilmington. He was also the beloved grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, October 1st at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home be on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.