FRANKLIN - Roger B. Yacopucci Jr., 78, a patient of Manor on the Hill in Leominster, Mass.; formerly of Franklin and Deerfield, died April 4, 2014, after a period of declining health.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 New Hampshire 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 Massachusetts - 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, Calif.; 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.; aunts, nephews and cousins.Mr. Yacopucci was predeceased by his sister, Jane E. (Yacopucci) Cameron of Franklin in 2013.
SERVICES: Calling hours will be held Thursday, April 24, from 10 a.m. 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. Later, burial will be in the family lot at Franklin Cemetery with military honors at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may make memorial contributions in Roger's name to CARE, 151 Ellis St., Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30303, www.care.org
.For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com