Paul R. Racicot 42, of Phoenix AZ, formerly of North Smithfield, passed away after a brief illness on Friday, August 6, 2021 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Born in Providence, he was the beloved son of Lucille (Ferschke) Racicot and the late Edmond A. Racicot. Besides his mother he leaves two brothers, David A. Racicot and his wife Jeannine of Glendale, and Michael Racicot of Warwick, his aunt Muriel St. Louis, and godparents Robert and Sue Glassey.
Paul was a graduate of North Smithfield High School. He continued his education at RI College receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing/Business Management and later achieved his MBA at Johnson & Wales University. Paul was a Sr. Manager at Charles Schwab in Arizona and very passionate about his work. His previous employment included CEO of Professional Distinction, VP of Operations for Lakeside Pools and Sr. Supervisor for Putnam Investments. Paul volunteered at the Academy for Career Exploration, served on the Board of Directors for Miss RI Scholarship Program and did event and fund raising for Home and Hospice Care. Paul loved to sing and joined One Voice Studio for lessons at a young age. He performed on stage and sang with several local choirs.
Paul had a big personality, hearty laugh and an open spirit that allowed him to make connections with nearly everyone he encountered. He built many friendships at work, with clients, and within the community. He worked very hard and tackled many complicated challenges, but he also found time for fun when the work was done- often coordinating office holiday celebrations and offsite happy hour gatherings. He will be greatly missed.
His funeral will be held Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 9:00 AM from the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home, 463 South Main St., Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. John the Evangelist Church, Church St. in Slatersville, RI. Burial will follow in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery in Bellingham. Visiting hours are Wednesday, August 25, 2021 from 5-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart Assoc. 300 5th Ave. Suite 6 Waltham, MA 02451 or www.heart.org . For live stream video please go to https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/8517851101
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