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Condolences to the Marchisio Family

March 27, 2012

The Waterville Valley community lost a friend on March 21, 2012 with the passing of Rich Marchisio.  Rich was just 49 years old.

Richard S. Marchisio, Jr.

Richard S. Marchisio, Jr., 49, of Rochester died suddenly Wednesday, March 21, 2012. He was the husband of the late Nancy (Harrington) Marchisio and loving father of Sarah Rea and Christian Deane, both of Rochester, and nephew of John and Gabrielle Deane of Westchester, PA. He is also survived by his companion and pal, Jacquelyn Bassett and her girls Bethanie and Melissa.

Born in New Bedford, MA, the son of the late Richard and Elizabeth (Deane) Marchisio. He has lived in Rochester for more than 25 years.

A 1984 graduate of Providence College, he spent his entire career in the insurance industry. Most recently as the owner of Marchisio Insurance Agency, a firm he founded in 1995 in New Bedford.

His passions were his family, friends, cooking, skiing, being outdoors, traveling and enjoying life to its fullest by bringing smiles to the faces of those around him.

His Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday at 11 AM at St. John Neumann Church, East Freetown.

Rich had been training to ride in the Pan-Mass Challenge with his daughter Sarah.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rich and Nancy’s memory to Sarah’s Pan-Mass Challenge effort by donating online to rider number 75275-6 ( or send a check to the Marchisio Insurance Agency, 928 Ashley Blvd. New Bedford, MA 02745, made out to the Pan-Mass Challenge.  View and sign the guestbook at

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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