The NEHBPA is sad to announce the passing of Trainer Archie Ricciardi. Here is his obituary and funeral arrangements:
Artilio (Archie) Ricciardi, of Quincy, passed away May 4th, 2018, after a long struggle with cancer.
Born 1931 in Quincy, he was a graduate from Quincy High School. He was a Korean War veteran, where
he served as an Army Medic.
Archie was a Plasterer and Mason, before acquiring Means Precast in 1972. He owned and operated
Means Precast until 1998 when he turned the business over to his eldest and youngest son.
His true passion was Horse Racing. In 1986 he bought a 60 acre horse farm in Marshfield and formed
Woodbine Stables where he obtained his Trainers license.
He went on to enter over 1,100 races at Suffolk Downs and Rockingham Park, compiling a record of 75
wins, 102 seconds, and 131 third place finishes.
Son of the late Costantino and Giovanna Ricciardi, he was the beloved husband of Julia (Capobianchi)
Ricciardi of Quincy, married 61 years; devoted father of Mark Ricciardi and his wife Eleanor of
Bridgewater, Tim Ricciardi and his wife Marsha of Plymouth, and Brian Ricciardi and his wife Theresa of
He was the cherished Papa of Rob, Christina, Cameron, Nicholas, Isabella, Benjamin, Vincent, Thomas,
Samantha, Elisabeth, and Nora; loving brother of Yolanda (Vi) Savasta of RI, Mary Sherman of Halifax,
Victor Ricciardi of Halifax and the late Paul, Russell, Charles, Carmela, Joseph, Peter Ricciardi, and
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours Thursday, May 10th from 4:00 –
8:00 pm at the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 116 Franklin Street, Quincy. Funeral Mass will be Friday
May, 11 th at 11 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 115 Crescent St, Quincy.
Donations in memory of Archie may be made to the Saint Judes Childrens Research Hospital, 262
Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home
116 Franklin Street
Quincy, MA 02169