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Richard A. Racki

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church in Everett on Friday, October 18th for Richard A. Racki, who passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston surrounded by his loving family on October 13th. He was 77 years of age. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Born & raised in Chelsea, he attended St. Stanislaus Elementary School & was a proud alumnus of Chelsea High School, Class of 1960. The majority of Richard’s working career was spent as a veteran taxi-cab driver using his uncanny mass of knowledge of the geographics of Everett, Malden, Revere, Chelsea, East Boston & the surrounding communities. He spent over 40 year in the Taxi-Industry, with Independent Cab and Yellow Cab in Chelsea. A Chelsea native, Richard has been a resident of Everett for the past 35 years. One of his passions was for the game of bowling. He held a fifty-year membership with the Sportsmen’s Bowling League on the Lynnway in Lynn & also a membership with the Pro Bowling League of the North Shore. Richie also held affiliations with the Merritt Club of Chelsea & the former Chelsea Lodge of the Moose #736. In true spirit to his large personality, he offered on many occasions to orchestrate events as a D.J. for family and friends. For many years, he worked with the organization “Parents Without Partners” as a D. J. He will be remembered by his family and friends for his warm & peaceful heart & his ability to rule as a peacemaker.

He is the beloved husband of Laura M. Bessler of Everett. Devoted father of Roberta L. Racki of Chelsea, Brian R. Racki and wife Athanasia of Lynn, Nicole A. Bessler of Freetown & Matthew J. Bessler & wife Michelle of Everett. Cherished grandfather of Ottavia J. Racki of Chelsea, Stephanie A. Racki of Allston, Myranda & Taylor Newton, both of Dracut, Cameron Newton of Woburn, Sydnee, Erin, Macayla & Alyssa Bessler, all of Everett. Adored great-grandfather of Giovanni, Izaiah, Dante, Ayla & Wyatt. Dear brother of Nathalie Bernard and husband Robert of Revere, Anthony Racki and wife Genevieve of Lynn, Gregory Racki and companion Nancy of Revere, James Racki and wife Nancy of South Carolina & the late Frances Oreto & former husband of the late Deborah (Vannelli) Racki. Also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.


Visiting Hours

Thursday, October 17th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, October 18th at 10:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, 489 Broadway, EVERETT


Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

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  1. Michelle Albano
    Oct 23 2019

    Roberta, Brian,Ottavia & Stephanie,
    I am sorry to hear of the sad news that I just read in the Revere Journal.I want to send my thoughts & prayers to you all at this time.

  2. Linda Aiello
    Oct 16 2019

    Laura and family,

    I am so very sorry for your loss.

    Laura, I will always always remember how we met our guys and all the fun times we shared. I still laugh out loud when I think of some of the shenanigans we were involved in. Richie was so easy going and went along with all of it. May he Rest In Peace. May all your happy memories sustain you and comfort you.

    Love from your old friends Linda and Vito

  3. Judy L Rivera
    Oct 15 2019

    So sorry Laura for your loss. Thoughts & prayers go out to you & your family.

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