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Official Obituary of

Jim Risotti

October 14, 1951 ~ February 23, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Jim Risotti Obituary

Jim Risotti of North Reading, MA formerly of Marlborough. MA passed away February 23, 2024 after a vigorous life but also a long battle with heart disease. He was treated at MGH aortic thoracic center for years where they helped to maintain his health and quality of life. His recent care at MGH was on Blake 8 where he was treated by outstanding physicians, nurses and support staff.

Jimmy was born in Marlborough, MA the son of the late Albert N. and Anna A. (Cicolini) Risotti.

Jim leaves behind his beloved wife of 51 years, Deb Risotti, and his son of whom he was most proud, Dan Risotti and his wife Stef. He was a devoted and loving father to his daughter, Sarah, who passed away in 2006. Jim loved and cherished his time with his beautiful grandchildren, Gino and Domenic.  Jimmy was a devoted father, son, brother, uncle. He also leaves behind his siblings Kathy Tate and her husband Bill, Albert Risotti his wife Margie, Steve Risotti his wife Shawna, Maryellen Butt her husband Greg, and Paul Risotti his wife Amy and cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Jim graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity where he made lifelong friends, his brothers. Jim went on to earn 3 master degrees and later was a professor of business at Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA. Jim worked for General Electric as a Quality Control Manager in jet engines, a career that took him all over the world.

Jim loved to golf with his high school gang and ski with the silver streakers in Waterville, NH. He loved coaching his son Danny in hockey and taught many classes at Perkins School for the Blind, teaching families how to make their own augmentative communication devices. Jim also loved to travel. Jim was a giver and taught us all how to live. He will be sorely missed.

Visting hours will be held on Thursday, February 29, from 4-7 pm in the Short & Rowe Funeral Home, 95 W. Main St., Marlborough, MA

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Friday, March 1, at 10 am in Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough, MA. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson St., Marlborough.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either the Michael Lisnow Respite Center in Hopkinton, MA or MGH Thoracic Aortic Center in care of Dr. Eric Isselbacher, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114.

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February 29, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Short & Rowe Funeral Home
95 West Main Street
Marlborough, MA 01752

Funeral Mass
March 1, 2024

10:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Church (Marlborough, MA)


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