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Raymond J. Recchia

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Raymond J. Recchia Obituary
Raymond J. Recchia, 83, of Franklin, died peacefully, Thursday July 3, 2014 at Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the husband of Claire H. (Thibedeau) Recchia. Born in Franklin, June 9, 1931 a son of the late Carmino and Philomena (Sinabaldi) Recchia, he was raised and educated in Franklin and graduated from Franklin High School in 1949. He was a retired automotive machinist, having worked for many years for Replacement Auto. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He attained the rank of Airman First Class and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged in February 1956. Ray was a former member of the Franklin Lodge of Elks, and worked for many years as a bartender at the former Foxboro Raceway. He especially enjoyed time at home spent with his family. Surviving in addition to his wife of 60 years are 4 sons; Stephen E. Recchia and his wife Mary of Bellingham, David A. Recchia of Georgia, Ronald A. Recchia and his wife Jennifer of Ashford, Connecticut, Edward P. Recchia and his wife Norine of Blackstone, a daughter Gail M. Braman and her husband Jere of Winchendon, a sister Lillian Recchia of Plainville and 6 grandchildren. He was the father of the late Patricia A. Recchia, and the brother of the late Evo Recchia, Gino Recchia and Lena Molinari. Relatives and friends were invited to attend his funeral Tuesday, July 8th, at 9:15 AM from the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home, 33 Cottage St., with a funeral Mass in St. Marys Church, Franklin at 10 AM. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Marys Cemetery. Calling hours was on Monday, July 7, from 5 - 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to the , 5 Manley St., West Bridgewater, MA 02379. Guestbook/directions www.oterifuneralhome.com.

Published in The Country Gazette from July 6 to July 13, 2014
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