Cumberland - Dr. Francis L. Scarpaci, 89, of Cumberland, died Thursday, March 23, 2023 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Audrey (Dugas) Scarpaci, and the beloved companion of the late Jean Frank.
Born in Boston, Mass., a son of the late Frank and Mary (McCarthy) Scarpaci, he had lived in Lincoln for thirty years, moving to Rio Verde, Arizona after his retirement in 1993, returning to Cumberland five months ago.
Dr. Scarpaci was a general surgeon, serving as a surgical resident at Rhode Island Hospital from 1961-1966, as staff surgeon at Woonsocket Hospital from 1966-1989, and as Chief of Surgery at Woonsocket Hospital from 1989 until his retirement in 1993.
He was a graduate of Saint Raphael Academy, Pawtucket, a graduate of Boston College and the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.
He is survived by three daughters, Joan Lada of Nokomis, FL, Carol Howe of Lincoln, and Nancy Scarpaci of Cumberland; two sons, Michael F. Scarpaci of North Providence, and Peter A. Scarpaci of Portland, ME; one sister, Ann Lourenco of Cumberland; twelve grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Richard Scarpaci.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, March 27, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. in Saint Ambrose Church, 191 School Street, Albion. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call Sunday from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 or to Andre House, PO Box 2014, Phoenix, AZ 85001-2014 would be appreciated. For directions and guest book, please visit www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com.
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