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The Reverend Richard A. Bucci

December 15, 1947 ~ March 22, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

The Reverend Richard Bucci Obituary

Reverend Richard A. Bucci, 76, Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, West Warwick, died on Friday, March 22, 2024.

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Father was the son of the late Armand and Mary (Corvese) Bucci, and he attended St. Ann School in Providence.

In preparation for the priesthood, he studied at Our Lady of Providence Seminary in Warwick, Providence College, and at the Pontifical North American College, Rome. He was ordained a priest on July 2, 1973 at St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, by Bishop James A. Hickey. Following ordination to the priesthood, Father Bucci served as assistant pastor of St. Teresa Parish, Providence (1972-82); Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Providence (1982-83); St. Mary Parish, Bristol (1983-85); St. Mary Parish, Cranston (1985-88); and St. Rose of Lima Parish, Warwick (1988-93).

In 1993, Father Bucci was appointed Administrator of SS. Peter and Paul Parish, West Warwick, and served there until 2001. Father was named Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, West Warwick in 2001, and remained Pastor until his death.

Father Bucci is survived by a brother, Robert S. Bucci; a nephew, Ryan Bucci; a niece, Rebecca Bucci; great nephews, Thomas and Daniel Bucci and Benjamin Black; sister-in-law, Margaret Bucci and dear friends, Rick Bedard and Arthur Black.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 from 4:00-7:00 p.m., at Sacred Heart Church, 820 Providence Street, West Warwick.

A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial for the repose of Father’s soul will be offered on Wednesday, March 27, at 10:00 a.m., at Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick. Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the “Mary and Armand Bucci Endowment”, c/o LaSalle Academy, 612 Academy Ave., Providence, RI 02808 in Father’s memory would be appreciated.  Information and condolences, please visit:


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Visiting Hours
March 26, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sacred Heart Church
820 Providence Street
West Warwick, RI 02893

Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial
March 27, 2024

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church
820 Providence Street
West Warwick, RI 02893


Mary and Armand Bucci Endowment
c/o LaSalle Academy, 612 Academy Avenue, Providence RI 02908


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