FRANKLIN – Roger B. Yacopucci Jr., 78, a patient of Manor on the Hill in Leominster, Mass., formerly of Franklin and Deerfield, died Friday, April 4, 2014, after a period of declining health.
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He was born in Franklin, Dec. 22, 1935, son of the late Roger B. Yacopucci Sr. and Kathryn A (Murtaugh) Yacopucci. He attended Franklin schools graduating in 1953. He then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force serving from 1953-1957 being discharged with a rank of S/Sgt. Following his service, Roger enrolled at the University of NH graduating in 1961 with a degree in accounting. After a series of auditing jobs, Mr. Yacopucci enrolled in the MBA program at the University of MA- Amherst. Following his graduation in 1966, he was employed as assistant controller at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (now part of Brigham & Women's) in Boston, until 1976. From 1976 until his retirement in 2000, Roger was Assistant Administrator/CFO at Franklin Regional Hospital (now part of LRGH Healthcare) in Franklin. While living in Franklin, Roger served on the Franklin City Council from 1983-1986 and The Middle School Building Committee from 1986-1989.
Family was most important to Roger and he enjoyed spending time with his children and watching his grandchildren grow. Interests included history and politics - having volunteered for many Democratic Candidates over the years. Roger was a life-long New England Patriots fan.
His family includes his wife, Sandra (Lindahl) Yacopucci; two sons, John R. Yacopucci and his wife, Michele, of Iowa City, Iowa and William D. Yacopucci of Franklin; a daughter, Deborah Y. Bodak and her husband, Dennis, of Clinton, Mass.; three step-sons, Shaun J. Mooney and his wife, Deborah, of San Francisco, Evan P. Mooney also of San Francisco and Matthew A. Mooney and his wife, Amanda, of Melbourne, Australia; four granddaughters, Katherine Yacopucci, Regan Bodak, Madeline Yacopucci, Lauren Yacopucci; a step-granddaughter, Lila Mooney; a sister, Judith Merrill and her husband, James, of Auburn, Maine; a brother, James Yacopucci of Rochester, N.Y.; and aunts, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Yacopucci was predeceased by his sister, Jane E (Yacopucci) Cameron of Franklin in 2013.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, April 24, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton.
A funeral service will follow immediately at 11 a.m. in the Memorial Home.
Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in the family lot at Franklin Cemetery with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may make memorial contributions in Roger's name to CARE, 151 Ellis St., Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30303, care.org or a
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Published in The Concord Monitor on Apr. 18, 2014