Joseph A. Ribaudo, 80, of Hingham, passed away July 5, 2014, after a long illness, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Patricia (Higgins) Ribaudo for 57 years. Devoted father to John Ribaudo and his spouse David Alexander of Calif., William Ribaudo and his wife Svetlana of Wellesley, Joseph M. Ribaudo and his wife Monique of Needham and Michael Ribaudo and his wife Gina of N. Andover. Proud Papa of 9 grandchildren. Son of the late Isidoro and Josephine (Basci) Ribaudo. Brother of the late Lucia Ribaudo Smith. Also survived by two nephews and one niece. Born in New London, Conn., Joe graduated with a BS in Accounting from UCONN in 1956 and joined the U.S. Air Force as a 2nd Lt. He served one year in the States and two years in Japan accompanied by his wife Pat. He retired from the Air Force in '59 with the rank of Captain. Joe was employed by Peat, Marwick and Mitchell CPA's for 15 years, first in Albany, N.Y. and then in Boston. In 1976, he joined Wolf and Co. CPA's in Boston as a Partner in the banking division and eventually became Managing Partner for 10 years before retiring in 1999. Joe was a member of The AICPA and active in the MA Society of CPA's, serving on various committees and also past President of the Society. Joe had a life-long love of boating and was a former Board member of The Blue Water Sailing Club and The Bare Cove Power Squadron. Joe was a member of the Hingham Yacht Club and a former Board member of Hingham Institution for Savings. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours: Tuesday, July 22, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald Street, Hingham, MA 02043. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. , July 23, at Resurrection Church, 1057 Main Street, Hingham. Burial at St. Pauls Cemetery, Hersey Street, Hingham. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to: Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Dr., Rockland, MA 02370-1055 or Autism Speaks, 85 Devonshire Street, 9th Fl, Boston, MA 02109. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on July 19, 2014