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    2011-03-10 Worcester Firefighter Arthur H. Racicot Retired

    Arthur H. Racicot, 80, of Worcester, passed away peacefully Thursday March 10, 2011 at home with family by his side.

    He leaves his wife of 58 years, Marion M. (March) Racicot; his children, Mickey Kuras of Grafton, Susan M. Patient and her husband Richard of Sutton, Kenneth A. Racicot and his wife Maureen of Auburn and James A. Racicot and his wife Mary of Worcester; eight grandchildren, Katie, Kevin, Renee, David, Michael, Benjamin, Allison and Matthew; a great-grandson, Peter; a sister-in-law, Kathleen Racicot of Millbury; many nephews, nieces and Godchildren, and two very special caregivers, Mark and Kim. He was predeceased by a son-in-law, Walter Kuras and a brother, Robert Racicot. He was born in Millbury, son of Everett and Adeline (Graves) Racicot. He attended Millbury schools and graduated from Millbury High School.

    Mr. Racicot was a Firefighter for the City of Worcester and worked 33 years before retiring. He was first assigned to the Webster Square Station and from there moved to the School Street Station. He was then assigned to Engine 12 at "The Rock", the Providence Street Station and was there for most of his career. Before becoming a firefighter he worked for Hill's Envelope Co. Arthur was a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Korean War where he was a scout and sharpshooter. He was a life member of the Marine Corps League, was a member of the Worcester County Retired Police & Firefighters Association, the Worcester Firefighters Relief Association, the Greendale Retired Men's Club and was a Fourth Degree member of Council 26, Knights of Lithuania. He was also a member of the former St. Casimir Church and its Men's Club. Arthur was a family man. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and they spent their summers at their house on the Cape. After retirement, all of his time was spent with his wife, children and grandchildren. He lived to make them laugh and smile.

    The funeral will be held on Monday, March 14 from DIRSA-MORIN FUNERAL HOME, 298 Grafton St., with a Mass at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1290 Grafton St. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Calling hours in the funeral home are Sunday, March 13 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. Members of Council 26 Knights of Lithuania will meet at 3:00 PM during calling hours to conduct their ritual. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

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    Arthur H. Racicot

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