Robert J. ‘Bob’ Volpicelli

January 2, 2017

Robert  J. ‘Bob’ Volpicelli

ROBERT J. “Bob” VOLPICELLI – of Woburn, January 1st, at eighty two years of age. Beloved husband of Lucy Ann (Tropeano) Volpicelli. Loving father of Donna Breen, her husband George of FL, Doreen Volpicelli of Woburn, Barbara Corbett, her husband David of Lawrence, and the late John Volpicelli, Ursela Vigna, and the late Victor John Volpicelli Jr. “Grand Bobby” of Christopher Volpicelli, his wife Dessi of NY, Robert Volpicelli, his wife Shari of CA, Derek Volpicelli, his wife Vallerie of Melrose, Lucy Underwood, her husband Jason of AL, Joshua Breen, his wife Jillian of FL, Erica Harmon, her husband Chris of Lawrence, and Robert McGourty, of Woburn. “Great Grand Bobby” of Dylan, Brandon, Devin, Sam, Joseph, Preston, Summer, Emil, Ava, Victor, Olivia, Ivy, Lucca, Layla, Rhyes. Also survived by many, many loving nieces and nephews. Please at the Volpicelli’s family request, all services are private and remembrances may be made in Bob’s memory to the ASPCA P.O. BOX 96929 Washington, DC. 20090-6929.

OBITUARY:

Robert J. “Bob” Volpicelli passed away at his home amongst his beloved family, New Years Day, January 1st. The beloved husband of Lucy Ann (Tropeano) Volpicelli, he was eighty two years of age.

Born in Boston, Bob was the son of the late Victor and Louise (Mazzione) Volpicelli. He grew up in the North End of Boston and was a graduate of St. Joseph’s High School with the Class of 1952.

Bob met his lovely wife Lucy in the North End where they were married in St. Mary’s Church in 1954.

In Bob’s younger years he operated a very successful pushcart business ,in Haymarket Square selling quahogs and fresh seafood. After a while Bob had a vision of becoming an entrepeneaur, later founding the Little Fox Spice Company, which he operated out of Medford, later moving the company to Woburn, where Bob and Lucy later settled .

Bob truly enjoyed gardening, specializing in tomatoes. Bob and Lucy would make trips to Disneyworld with their children, Cape Cod, visited the tall ships when they were in port and in later years Las Vegas. The jorney and destination that they will never forget was to Italy. Their visit to Medjudjore Shrine was beyond belief, truly an inspirational trip of a lifetime.

Sadly, Bob was predeceased by his parents and siblings, John Volpicelli, Ursula Vigna, and the Victor Volpicelli .

Bob is lovingly survived by his dear wife Lucy Ann (Tropeano) Volpicelli, children Donna Breen her husband George of Ocala, FL, Doreen Volpicelli of Woburn, Barbara Corbett her husband David of Lawrence, the late John Volpicelli, the late Ursula Vigna, the late Victor John Volpicelli Jr. “Grand Bobby” of Christopher Volpicelli, his wife Dessi of NY, Robert Volpicelli his wife Shari of CA, Derek Volpicelli his wife Valerie of Melrose, Lucy Underwood, her husband Jason of AL, Joshua Breen his wife Jillian of Fl, Erica Harmon, her husband Chris of Lawrence, Robert McGourty of Woburn. “Great Grand Bobby” of Dylan, Brandon, Devin, Sam, Joseph, Preston, Summer, Emil, Ava, Victor, Olivia, Ivy, Lucca, Layla, Rhyes. Also survived by many, many loving nieces and nephews. At the Volpicelli families request all services are private and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Remembrances may be made in Bob’s memory to the ASPCA P.O. BOX 96929 Washington, DC. 20090-6929

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  1. Rest in eternal peace Bob. You fought the hard race, now you will never suffer any more. You were such a darling with a heart of Gold. I will surely miss you.

    Your Angel wings will forever be treasured.
    Summie

  2. It’s with tears in my eyes and a heavy heart as I type this. Grandad you are extremely loved and will forever be missed!!! I know you are watching over all of us now and you are at peace which is what is bringing me peace. I spoke to you yesterday on my drive to work, and I knew you were listening because the sunshined through the clouds. Until, I see you again!! We love you always!!! Lucy, Jason, Dylan and Devin

  3. So sorry for your loss. He will certainly be missed. I remember as a child him being my favorite Uncle. Always took time to play with us kids. Always the uncle with the big smile. Till we meet again uncle. RIP

  4. Uncle Bobby, you were always one of my favorites. I loved seeing you on Facebook so hip and cool. I have fond childhood memories of our family you will always be remembered.

    Love Diana 😭

  5. I am crying as I type this. I knew the day would come when Bobby would be called home. No matter how prepared I tried to be it didn’t matter. His loss is so heavy on my heart. As we adjust to the new “normal” I will always remember the great times. Bobby you will always be my “Champino” Love you always.
    David

  6. Bobby, our best friend and father,
    You are at peace now and your family is with you please know you are loved by everyone and will be truly missed. We love you so much.
    Donna and Mizzy Breen

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