Official Obituary of

Gaetano J. Rucci

March 17, 1942 ~ March 20, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Gaetano Rucci Obituary

Providence -  Gaetano J. Rucci, 82, affectionately known as Guy to his friends and family, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2024, at Miriam Hospital in Providence. Born on March 17, 1942, in Norwich, Connecticut, Guy was a man whose warmth and kindness touched the lives of all who knew him.

Guy was the loving husband of the late Helen D. (Amaral) Rucci, and he carried the memory of their cherished time together with grace and fondness. He was a devoted son to his late parents, Joseph J. and Stacy R. (Chaberek) Rucci. As a father, he was a guiding light to Donna Rucci Levesque and he lovingly embraced his roles as a stepfather to Dianne Felicio and father- in-law to the late David Levesque.  His brothers, Joseph, Anthony, and Daniel Rucci, will remember Guy for the bond of brotherhood they shared filled with love, laughter and support.

Throughout his life, Guy was a hardworking and respected truck driver for Supervalu. His years behind the wheel were not just a job but a testament to his dedication and strong work ethic. Guy's affiliation with the Teamsters Local 251 was a significant part of his life, where he stood in solidarity with his fellow members.  Guy was also very proud to have worked for his brother’s business, Eastern Discount, for several years.

Guy's presence was a source of joy for those around him. He was always happy, kind, generous and had a natural ability to make everyone smile. His social nature meant that friends were never far away, and his likability was undeniable.

His interests were simple yet profound: Guy loved spending time with his family more than anything else including his grand-dogs. The moments shared during family gatherings, the stories told, and the memories created were the treasures he valued most. He had a way of making each family member feel special, and his kind heartedness was the glue that held them together.

Gaetano J. Rucci will be deeply missed, yet the light of his spirit will continue to shine brightly through the lives he touched. His journey on earth may have come to a gentle close, but we have peace in knowing that he lived a life full of purpose and kindness. Guy leaves behind a legacy of love that will never be forgotten.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 26,2024 at 10:00am in St. Sebastian Church, 67 Cole Avenue, Providence.

Calling hours are respectfully omitted. Due to the Lenten season kindly omit flowers also .

Arrangements by the REBELLO FUNERAL HOME, 901 Broadway , East Providence.

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Mass of Christian Burial
March 26, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Sebastian Church
67 Cole Avenue
Providence, RI 02906


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