Obituary: Richard E. Falconi, 69

Richard E. Falconi, 69, a lifelong resident of Southborough, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at his home, after a short illness, surrounded by family.

He was a graduate of Algonquin Regional High School and a member of the class of 1969 at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH, serving as Senior Class President. Upon graduation, Rick stayed very active with Franklin Pierce, being one of the founding members of the Alumni Association. While on the board, he served as Membership and By-laws Chairman, Alumni and Reunion Weekend Chair and Chairman of the 50th Anniversary Committee. Rick retired from the family’s Falconi Energy in 2011 after working as manager in the heating and cooling division. He was a fixture at the company started by his father and uncles for the better part of 50 years. He loved spending time at his home on Peabody Pond in Sebago, Maine. 

Rick was a longtime auto racing enthusiast, having built and maintained cars that won hundreds of races and multiple championships throughout New England and continued to be active in the sport until his passing. He served on the board of the Southborough Historical Society and was active at their museum.

Rick is the son of the late John J. and Ann H. Falconi of Southborough. He is survived by his son Jamie and partner Allison Russell of Southborough; daughter Jesse Veves, her husband Steve and their children Evan and Olivia of Fayston, VT; his brothers Peter, David and Jimmy all of Southborough; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son Justin and his brother John.

Calling hours are Sunday, September 13 from 2pm to 6pm at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Rte 30, Southborough.

Funeral services on Monday will be private. Burial will be in the Southborough Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Franklin Pierce University’s Annual Fund.

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(Obituary via Morris Funeral Home)

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