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Robert J. “Scuppy” Scarpaci



Robert J. “Scuppy” Scarpaci, a longtime resident of Malden who had recently moved to Middleton, passed away suddenly on Wed, December 2nd, in his home. Robert was born in East Boston in 1943, the son of Daniel and Stella Scarpaci. He spent part of his childhood in East Boston before the family moved to Malden. After graduating from Malden High School, Scuppy joined the US Marine Corps, and served during the Vietnam Era. Upon his discharge he returned to the Malden area. While Robert had many hobbies and interests, his love of cars led him to his career as an auto body shop owner. In addition to his love for cars, he was an avid boater and had served as the Commodore of the Point of Pines Yacht Club in Revere for many years. In 1995, he married his sweetheart, Deborah Vellucci, and the two settled down in Malden together, and had just moved to Middleton about a year ago. They spent many enjoyable years at their summer home on the Cape with family and friends. Robert and Debbie shared over 25 years of marriage together.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah, his step children, Jennifer Bonner and husband Michael of Stoneham, Nicole Caruso of Peabody, and Lindsay Coletti and husband Matthew of N. Andover. Loving brother of Richard Scarpaci of FL, and Dennis Scarpaci of ME. Loving uncle of Marc Scarpaci, Richard Scarpaci , Gabrielle Sestito, Kerrie Lepage, Nicholas Scarpaci, Daniel Scarpaci, Ann Marie Connors and the late Michael Scarpaci.  He is also survived by 8 step-grandchildren,  many great-nieces and nephews, and  his precious dog Zoe.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his brother, Anthony.

Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, 790 Salem St, Malden on Wed, Dec 9th, at 10 AM. Committal will be private.

Donations in Scuppys memory may be made to the Amercan Heart Association, 300 5th Ave, Waltham, MA 02451, or the American Diabetes Association, 260 Cochituate Rd #200, Framingham, MA 01701.

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