Rick Torraco

Rick Torraco, of Quincy, died peacefully while he was surrounded by his family on December 30, 2010.

Born and raised in Watertown, Rick was a graduate of Watertown High School. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a radio and television technician at Channel 7, WHDH-TV in Boston. He was a member of IBEW Local 1228 Electrician’s Union and The Quincy Historical Society.

Beloved husband for 60 years of Joan M. (nee Johanna McCarthy). Loving father of Richard of Nebraska, Robert of Braintree, Joanne Harney of Reading, and Kathleen Torraco of Quincy. Brother of Nancy Mancusi of Medford and the late Mario and Italo Torraco. Rick is also survived by seven grandchildren: Lauren, Maureen and Nicholas Torraco, William and Catherine Harney and Brian and Christine Sorensen and  by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Rick was a lifelong member of the Quincy Tennis Club. During more than 40 years as an active member, he had numerous lifelong friendships.

After a long and successful career in broadcasting, Rick spent his retirement years sharing his love of sports with his friends, children and grandchildren. He was also actively involved in parish activities at St. Agatha’s Church in Milton. In addition to his ongoing parish involvement, he traveled extensively with many friends who also live in the parish.

Rick’s lifelong love was soccer. From his earliest days as captain of the Watertown High School team through semi-pro league play, he extended his participation in the sport as a referee at the high school level and as a coach with younger children.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Milton on Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 10:30am. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave. MILTON, Tuesday 4-8PM. Interment Milton Cemetery. Donations in Rick’s memory may be made to Saint Agatha Church Renovation Fund, 432 Adams St., Milton, MA 02186.