Jodi A. Gricci
1968 - 2017
BORN
1968
DIED
2017
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Jodi A. (Dowd) Gricci

Westborough - Jodi Dowd Gricci passed away peacefully at home in Westborough surrounded by her family and dear friend on Wednesday, October 18th from metastatic breast cancer. Born on February 15, 1968 in Holden, Jodi graduated from Leicester High School. Her early career included positions as Marketing Coordinator at Boston Scientific in Natick and Marketing Manager at Cortek in Dedham. At the time of her death she was the Chief Commercial Officer of ReWalk Robotics, where she previously served as Vice President, Global Marketing and Training. Prior to ReWalk, she served as the Managing Director of Soteira GmbH, a medical device company based in Berlin, Germany.

She will be remembered lovingly by her family as a strong and independent woman who selflessly gave of herself; always putting others first. Her kind and gentle spirit was not only reflected in her outward beauty, but beauty of the heart.

Jodi was predeceased by her mother, Joyce (Stanikmas) Dowd. She is survived by her parents Peter and Betty Jo Dowd of Millbury, a brother Peter Dowd, Jr. and his wife Sandra of North Attleboro; a brother Dr. Scott Dowd of Boston; a sister Stacey Dowd of Cornelius, North Carolina; former husband Leonard (Lee) Gricci of Las Vegas, Nevada;Nieces Anissa Wackerman of Richmond, VA, Katelyn Wackerman of Delray Beach, FL, Mary Beth Wackerman of Wilmington, NC, and Nephew Christopher Wackerman of Delray Beach, FL.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to her dear friend Lynn Lavallee for her support and palliative care in her final days.

Jodi's funeral will be held on Tuesday October 24 from the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 370 Plantation St. with a Mass of Christian burial at 10:00AM in the Church of St Joseph/St Pius X 1161 Main St. Leicester, MA. Calling hours to remember and celebrate her life will be held on Monday evening October 23 from 4PM to 7PM in the funeral home. Interment will be in St. Josephs Cemetery, Leicester. To leave a message of condolence or share a special memory of Jodi, please visit her memorial site at

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Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Oct. 20 to Oct. 22, 2017.
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I really wish I met Jodi, she sounds like a wonderful person.
James Gricci
Family
October 20, 2021
So sad, I wish I got to know you and others in the Gricci family.

from someone you never met.
James Gricci Jr.
james gricci
February 16, 2020
Two years since you left this world. Terry and I miss you so much. You would be very probably proud to know that she is walking in the NYC marathons this weekend. I know Terry....she will be talking to you the whole way!

Pat Seagren
Pat Seagren
Friend
October 28, 2019
Rest In Peace dear friend. I will miss our visits. You were a beauty inside and out.
Coleen B
October 24, 2017
It's been my pleasure to have known Jodi since she first started with ReWalk in 2012 and through the many hours we talked, we got to know each other very well. I'm very honored to consider her to be a friend, trusted advisor and inspiring leader. Jodi's compassion for those who are injured and her passionate beliefs in ReWalk, a technology that would change lives for the better, has been instrumental in the company's success. Her authenticity and her ability to genuinely listen and understand paraplegia allowed many of us to develop a bond of trust, respect and passion with Jodi. I am deeply sadden to lose a friend, yet happy that she will be in a more peaceful place. Jodi will always be with us, smiling and encouraging all the people she has touched, and to live life to the fullest and to always give back.
Robert Woo
October 24, 2017
Robert Woo
October 24, 2017
It's been my pleasure to have known Jodi since she first started with ReWalk in 2012 and through the many hours we talked, we got to know each other very well. I'm very honored to consider her to be a friend, trusted advisor and inspiring leader. Jodi's compassion for those who are injured and her passionate beliefs in ReWalk, a technology that would change lives for the better, has been instrumental in the company's success. Her authenticity and her ability to genuinely listen and understand paraplegia allowed many of us to develop a bond of trust, respect and passion with Jodi. I am deeply sadden to lose a friend, yet happy that she will be in a more peaceful place. Jodi will always be with us, smiling and encouraging all the people she has touched, and to live life to the fullest and to always give back.
Robert Woo
Robert Woo
October 24, 2017
I'll always remember what a beautiful person Jodi was. I know she'll always be missed
Gail
October 23, 2017
Godspeed my friend. See you on the other side.
Bob Tefft
October 23, 2017
I have heard wonderful things about Jodi through her sister-in-law. Jodi's strength and determination were nothing short of miraculous. May she rest in peace.
W. Bartlett
October 23, 2017
I was saddened to hear of Jodi's passing. May God bless and keep her. My condolences to her family.

-Michael Gray
Former Cortek co-worker
October 23, 2017
Our hearts are so sad. Terry and I loved Jodi like a sister. She loved Terry's stories about using the ReWalk, and how it changed Terry life. We will always remember the many memories and journeys traveling the world with you representing ReWalk. Japan, Jerusalem, DC, to name a few. Your kind spirit and passion for what you did for ReWalk is one of your legacies. Rest In Peace, dear Jodi, until we meet again.
Pat Seagren
October 22, 2017
My dear Jodi, I will always love and cherish you and all the wonderful times we had during our twenty-two years of marriage and 26 years of togetherness. Even when we were apart over the last few years, we wrote or talked to each other every single day until our final heart-breaking conversation the day before your beautiful spirit left us all for a more restful place. I helped you remember some of our many trips together and how we laughed so hard that tears would run down our face on so many of those occasions. Lynne, said you smiled as I reminisced with you and at the end, we said our loving farewell. I will always have this memory till the day I die.
I also told you many times in life how proud I was of how you rose to such amazing heights in the business world. You truly loved your job and all the special people you came in contact with. They were your extended family for sure.
So as we are now forced to turn this page on our life on this earth, I ask that you wait for me in the afterlife and always remember that you are in my heart forever.
Love always,
Lee

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Lee Gricci
October 22, 2017
Jodi and I went back to Digital Equipment days. We had some great times together. She loved her family and spoke of her nieces many times. I am sorry to hear of her passing and hope the family can find peace.
Barbara Randell
October 22, 2017
Jodi and myself were friends in our younger days she was such a beautiful girl Very sorry for your loss may she rest in peace
Edward J McManaman Sr
October 21, 2017
My Condolences.
Vinnie Graziano
October 20, 2017
Jodi, my little sister..... wow what a life you lived. You never let the big C dominate your life! I am so proud of all your accomplishments you have made in your short life! You had more to give this world! You will be sadly missed by all who loved you, including me. Life has separated us, but you have always been in my heart! We have very good memories growing up together. Sorry Stacy and I tormented you but heck it was our job as your big sisters! Forever grateful to call you my sister..... my heart is broken. Roger and Allen sends their condolences.
Lynne Lulu
Sister
October 20, 2017
Jodi was passionate about her work at ReWalk. She did her best to keep the client ahead of all else and took personal interest in their well being. She had a flair and style all her own and helped pave the way in the awareness and benefits of exoskeleton technology. May she rest in peace.
David and llana Garber
Coworker
October 20, 2017
I knew & had met Jodi through my sister Anna, who had always spoken kind words about Jodi. Anna spoke of Jodi as being an amazing, sincere, kind woman.
May you rest in peace, Jodi.
Jackie S.
October 19, 2017
Jodi will be extremely missed, I enjoyed meeting with her, laughing and having a great time! She was an amazing person!
Rob Smith
October 19, 2017
I just now received this news.
I am totally gutted.
From the time she was a little girl, I knew immediately she was a very special person.
She was always so considerate and respectful of other people.

She was as a genuine heart all her life.
I will miss you but will never forget you.
Love uncle dick
Richard Dowd
October 19, 2017
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