Richard A. Bonacorsi
Salem – Richard A. Bonacorsi passed away peacefully in his home on May 26, 2022 in Salem, NH, after a brief battle with cancer. He was 72 years old.
Richard was born on August 23, 1949 to Joseph and Rose (Cubelli) Bonacorsi and grew up in Methuen, MA. In his mid-teens he was seriously injured in a car accident which would change the course of his life. After many months in the hospital and over a year in recovery, he worked for Grieco Brothers in Lawrence, MA and earned his GED, and eventually attended Northern Essex Community College. He never had trouble finding work and did everything from sales to landscaping to cabinetry, until finally becoming an installer, field technician, and technical troubleshooter with Cox Cable in Santa Barbara, CA. As his vision failed him, he transitioned from technical work to customer service, from which he retired. During retirement he volunteered for the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, spent time with his mother and his close friends at his home, talked everyday to his closest friend, Paulie, and enjoyed countless hours caring for his grandchildren. In 2014 he returned to New Hampshire and shared a home with his brother, Joseph Bonacorsi, until his passing in 2020.
Richard is survived by his nephews, Joseph (Melanie) Bonacorsi of Chichester, NH, Jason Bonacorsi of Boscawen, NH, and Matt (Kristen) Bonacorsi of New Boston, NH, and his stepdaughter, Andria (Brian) Bargiel, of Santa Barbara, CA and his grandchildren, Oliver and Ruby. He is also survived by his loving significant other, Rebecca Dorman of Salem, NH, who cared for him throughout his illness. He will be remembered as the loving and funny Uncle Cheech of Jessica, Jordin, Cassandra, Alexandra and Nathan. He loved to play tricks on them and make them laugh.
He was predeceased by his only sibling, Joseph Bonacorsi in May of 2020 with whom he was laid to rest at a graveside service on July 1, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. at St Mary-Immaculate Conception Cemetery, 55 Hideaway Lane, Methuen, MA.
The setbacks he suffered from his car accident were monumental, but Richard always pushed to overcome obstacles. He was a fighter to the end and kept us laughing while he did it.