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May 31, 2017

Burial Date September 9, 2017

Funeral Home Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel

Place of Service St. Joseph's Church, Auburn

Section Garden of Heritage I Lot Number: 34Grave Number: A#1

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     Robert O. Racicot, 91, a resident of Auburn passed away on Wednesday, May 31st 2017.

Born in Worcester, Bob was one of five children of Joseph C. and Evelina (Jolicoeur) Racicot. At age 17, Bob joined the U.S. Navy, serving proudly during World War II aboard the USS Chester in the South Pacific.  Upon his discharge, Bob was an electrician with the Wyman-Gordon Company in the Grafton plant for many years, before becoming an electrician for the Worcester Telegram and Evening Gazette for the next 20 years before retiring in 1987.  Bob lived in Worcester, before moving to Auburn in 1970 where he has lived ever since.

Robert’s wife of 37 years Pauline (Proulx) Racicot passed away in 1988. He is survived by his four children, Denise Schenauer and her husband Gary of Fernley, NV, Suzanne Somma and her husband Dennis of Southbridge, Ronald Racicot and his wife Gail of Shrewsbury, Renee Greif and her husband Lloyd of Los Angeles, CA; his grandchildren, Nathan Racicot, Peter Somma, Michael Schenauer, Nicholas, Lauren and Benjamin Greif; great grandsons, Niko Somma and Hunter Schenauer. In addition to his wife, Pauline, a grandson, Justin “JP” Schenauer, sisters, Beatrice Hanley, Lorraine Morrell, and Marguerite Callan and a brother, Edward Racicot all predeceased him. He also leaves his companion of 25 years, Barbara Spadea, her children, Thomas McCabe and his wife Judy of Worcester, James McCabe and his wife Sue of Auburn, Daniel McCabe of Worcester, Kerry Schnorf and her husband David of Springfield, Donna McCabe of Worcester, Paula Pierce and her husband Paul of Spencer, Matthew McCabe and his wife Michelle of Charlton, Margaret Davin and her husband John of Medford, 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Bob liked to camp, ride bicycles and was a member of the Seven Hills Wheelman bicycle club, ride motorcycles, cross country ski, hike, and rollerblade. He also enjoyed classical music, opera, traveling and reading.

Friends and relatives are invited to calling hours, Monday, June 5th from 8:30 am to 10:30 am at MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St.  before proceeding in procession to St. Joseph Church, 189 Oxford St. Auburn where his celebration of life mass will be held at 11:00 am.  Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances in his name can be made to the St. Joseph Indian School, P.O.Box 100, Chamberlin, SD, 57325-0100 or the Red Cloud Indian School, 100 Mission Drive, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, SD 57770.