Richard C. “Dick” Pietrucci passed away on August 30, 2017 at home with his family by his side.
Dick was born on June 28, 1944 in Springfield, MA. He completed his education in Springfield and went on to have many jobs there. In 1967 he began a career with Sears Roebuck and Co., a career that transferred him to Newington, CT and then to Lynn, MA where he met the love of his life, Ann Marie (Kneeland). They were married on October 13, 1974 in Winthrop, MA and resided in nearby Revere, MA.
In April 1976 their daughter Danielle Marie was born and in 1978 they began construction on a new home in Arlington, MA. During construction the blizzard of 78’ wiped out all their belongings in their Revere home and forced them to relocate first to a nearby neighbor, and then to Ann’s parents for six months until their home was completed. They remained there for five years and it was there they welcomed son Christopher Thurman in 1980. Dick’s accepted transfers to Barboursville, WV; Tampa, FL and eventually to Boise in 1992. Boise turned out to be the best move of all.
In 1998, Dick retired from Sears and began a career as Corporate Credit Manager at Franklin Building Supply where he stayed until his retirement in December 2012. After retiring he enjoyed spending time with his wife, family and beloved friends “the gang”. He cherished ten years of annual camping trips with the gang to Crouch, ID.
Dick’s lifelong passions included traveling, baseball, the New York Yankee’s and the New York Giants. Dick was active in his church and the community, and was revered as a guest lecturer in local high school history classes. He was an umpire for thirty years and also announced baseball games. In 2012, he became an ordained minister and performed 5 wedding ceremonies; the last and most treasured was for his son, Chris and his wife, Brittany.
Dick valued family and was proud of his children, who both graduated from Centennial High School, and continued on to Boise State University.
Danielle went on to pursue her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy at St. Ambrose University. She now resides in Tillamook, OR with her husband and son and works as a physical therapist at Tillamook Regional Medical Center.
Christopher resides in Boise with his wife and three sons, and is employed with the United States Postal Service. He developed a passion for health and fitness, obtained his NASM certification and has competed in several National Gym Association bodybuilding competitions.
Dick was also blessed with five grandsons, Jackson, Dagan, Crew, Dominik and Brody who lovingly referred to him as “Noono” and brought him much joy. He treasured every moment he had with them.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Helen A. Pietrucci and his father, Emilio “Mario” Pietrucci, Sr. as well as his brother, Lawrence V. Pietrucci and sister-in-law Charlotte Pietrucci. He is survived by his wife, Ann; children, Danielle (Dante) Nightshade and Christopher (Brittany) Pietrucci, and five grandsons. He is also survived by his brothers, Emilio “Mario” Pietrucci and Robert (Theresa) Pietrucci and sister-in-law Patricia Pietrucci.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 9 at 11:30am at St. Marks Catholic Church in Boise. Following a reception, Interment will take place at Cloverdale Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dick’s name at any Chase Bank, account number 3589227983. Proceeds of which will be donated to St. Al’s Cancer Care Center and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Donations will also be accepted at St. Marks Food Bank, c/o St. Marks Catholic Church, 7910 Northview, Boise, ID 83704 and Harrison’s Hope Hospice, 3137 S. Meridian Rd. Unit 120, Meridian, ID 83642.
The Pietrucci family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the excellent, loving care provided by Dr. Stephanie Hodson and her staff at St. Al’s Cancer Care Center, and to Harrison’s Hope for their care, comfort and support in his final days.