Jeremiah S. “Jerry” Barrucci

September 27, 2008

Jeremiah S. “Jerry” Barrucci
U.S. Veteran

US Army

World War II Veteran

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.

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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.


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  1. Alice, Donald, Mike, Julie

    So sorry to about Jerry, He was truly a wonderful man and a good friend of my Dad’s when we were living in Woburn and even after we moved. I remember all the times sitting on his wall watching the Halloween parade. I also remember him always cleaning his trucks in the driveway of your house and how he loved for them to shine. It showed his pride in his work and now I see it passed on when I see a Barrucci Hot Top crew working at someone’s house. All my best to all of you. He will be missed by so may, but not as much as you will miss him.

    John Fantasia

    on the. and how he would tease everyone he could

  2. To Mike & family,

    I had the pleasure of taking care of Jerry at Wilmington Health Care. The first time I met him I couldn’t stop going into his room and talking with him. Then I found out he was friends with my grandfather, and he came to visit Jerry that same day! I really enjoyed the short time I knew and took care of Jerry. He is one of my residents that I hold a very special place in my heart for. my thoughts and prayers go out to all in this difficult time. Jerry will be forever missed.

    Brittany Galante

  3. Mr B. I will never forget you. Thanks for everything. Sylvana La Serra. P.S., Say hi to Mrs.B. To Alice and all the Barrucci family, my deepest condolesences from Nick and Sylvana La Serra.

  4. Dear Family & Pat
    Thoughts of Gerry will always bring a smile since that is the person we always enjoyed. He will be sorely missed by all of his dance partners and friends Sincerely
    Esta Sullivan

  5. Jill, my sweet dear best friend here at work. I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved grandfather.

    I said a special prayer to my Uncle Mikey, a WWII Vet who passed away, 8 yrs ago. I asked him to keep an eye out for your grandfather in Heaven where I’m sure these two great men are.

    I love you and miss you. Take care.


  6. Nina Francis & David Liporto
    We met Jerry and Pat at Angelica’s several years ago, and they took us under the wing immediately. We were fortunate to have been invited to his big birthday bash a couple of years ago. How lucky we were to know Jerry, and how sorry we are to hear of his passing. Our deepest sympathy to all of you, his family.May God Bless him and all of you.

  7. To Mike and family,
    We were sorry to hear about your Dad. We didn’t know him, but I know when Kevin was in kindergarten, he often talked about his Grandpa Jerry.Who else but Barrucci for paving?
    Our thoughts are with you all at this time. John & Carol Minteer

  8. Dear Julie, Alice, Michael, Donald & Richard,

    I know that you have all had many good times to remember and
    cherish with your Dad…may the memories that you’ve shared live on in your hearts and comfort you today and in all the days to come.

    With heartfelt sympathy,
    Ron, Karen, Ronnie & Brian Montgomery

  9. Stacy Newman

    Our deepest thoughts are with all of you at this time. He was such a wonderful grandfather and a loving person. He will be missed by ALL! Our prayers are with you.

    Love Stacy (O’Connell) Newman and family

  10. I will always remember Jerry as a warm and loving Grandfather. My thoughts and prayers are with all the Barrucci’s and their families. He will be greatly missed by all.

    My family and I would like to express our deepest sympathies to you all.

    Steve & Danya (O’Connell) Tammaro

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