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Ferzoco, Alexander R.


Alexander Richard Ferzoco, “Richy”, age 87.  Lifelong resident of Readville, peacefully passed away on September 28, 2016.  Born on December 14, 1928 to the late Alessandro and Agata (Tiberi) Ferzoco.  He attended St. Anne School, was a graduate of Hyde Park School, then attended Massachusetts College of Pharmacy.  Served 4 years of active duty in the United States Coast Guard in the early 1950’s.

In 1954, Richy became the sole proprietor of the Hyde Park Pharmacy.  “In Business for your Health” was his motto and he brought the pharmaceutical industry to a whole new level.  He dedicated his life to serving the people of the community.  He turned the “corner drugstore” into a local landmark. It was his passion to share a cup of coffee, a story, fill your prescription, and without even knowing , making your day better.  Richy operated the pharmacy for 58 years before his retirement in 2012.

Richy was an avid golfer and shared the course with a group of very special friends.  He was a sponsor to numerous local charities and church events.  He was a member of the Polish Club, Bocce Club, Lions Club, Knights of Columbus and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Hyde Park Cooperative Bank.

Richy was married to his beloved wife, the late Mary Rose (Carbone) for 45 years.  He leaves behind four daughters and caretakers; Myra Ferzoco-deMello and  the late Emanuel, Paula Ferzoco-Roy, Patricia Hickey and her husband Jack, all of Readville and Lisa Walsh and her husband Paul of Walpole.  He also leaves his six cherished grandchildren; Michael deMello and his wife Kim of Natick, Mark deMello and his wife Marie of Readville, Jesse deMello of Readville, Ryan and Melissa Walsh of Walpole and Nathan Roy of Weymouth.  He was “Uncle Richy” to many nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.  He was a friend to all who knew him.

Richy was predeceased by his siblings; Pasquale, Cesira, William, Sr. Agnes Richard, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Anthony, Albert and David.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 2-8PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton St., Dedham.  His funeral will be on Monday, October 3, 2016 from the funeral home at 9AM with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 0’clock at St. Anne’s Church, 82 W. Milton St., Readville, MA.  Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park.

In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the JDRF, Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Diane and Bob Consalvo
    September 30th, 2016 | 11:42 am

    Richy is one of those rare individuals who has positively touched the lives of uncounted numbers of people. Hyde Park and Readville are special places because of Richy. He cared and it showed.

  2. Carol Johnson
    September 30th, 2016 | 12:20 pm

    What a nice summary of his life. May he Rest In Peace.

  3. Rosanne Tufo Carpenter
    September 30th, 2016 | 5:00 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

  4. September 30th, 2016 | 5:18 pm

    ..u will be missed ‘friend’& ‘great friend’ of my parents, Jim & Bette Rizzo ..whenever there was a need u were there ..for my entire family ! ..whether it was ‘pharmacy related’ or just for a cup of coffee & ‘banter’ with u which my parents enjoyed so !

  5. Nancy Vittorini
    September 30th, 2016 | 6:09 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time ..

  6. Christine Corbett
    September 30th, 2016 | 6:36 pm

    My thoughts and prayers with you all during this difficult time. Richie was a so kind to everyone.

  7. Susan Mara- Hileman
    September 30th, 2016 | 6:52 pm

    My Mother the late Barbara Mara knew him all her life. When I moved to Sunnyside with my family…We spent lots of time at “Richie’s” as my kids called it. He was an amazing man!
    We are all sorry for your loss
    The world has lost an amazing man!

  8. Joe Menendez
    September 30th, 2016 | 9:33 pm

    Uncle Ritchie was an inspiration to all us outlaws! May he rest in peace!

  9. September 30th, 2016 | 9:47 pm

    My thought and prayers for a man who made everyone family. God bless.

  10. David Boudreau
    October 1st, 2016 | 1:57 am

    My deepest sympathies may he rest in peace

  11. October 1st, 2016 | 6:06 am

    Patty and Paula , so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. As you well know he was a wonderful man always ready with a good joke and the smile. He will be truly missed !! Rest in peace

  12. Dianne Maniates Disanto
    October 1st, 2016 | 7:52 am

    Richy was a kind caring man, Growing up on Sunnyside Street I was in there all the time when I was little and roaming the streets I would go in there and sit on the floor in front of the window where he had his magazine rack with all kinds of reading material including comics and also Barbie Cutouts , he would let me sit there for hours then would bring me something to eat or drink knowing I had no money, that’s the kind of man he was. R.I.P. You will be missed by many Prayers out to his family

  13. Joanne and John Techiera
    October 1st, 2016 | 2:11 pm

    Myra, Paula, Patty and Paula your spouses and children. John and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Richy is a person who cared about all who entered the pharmacy and to all the people he knew. Back in the day, when he was alive, my dad would only get his many perscriptions from ‘The Pharmacy’. I often picked them up for him and talked with your dad at length. Your parents were family friends of all of my family but especially Betty and Si, who loved him and your mom so much. His legacy and legend will live on in you,his four girls and caretakers, and in your children as well. We pray for him, and for all of you for peace. RIP Richy. Love Joanne and Johnny.

  14. Rogaris family
    October 2nd, 2016 | 9:51 am

    Only fond memories when I think of Uncle Richy. May you rest in peace.

  15. William rooney
    October 2nd, 2016 | 11:48 am

    A wonderful funny man ,always had a good word and a piece of candy ,R.I.P

  16. Richard Andrews
    October 2nd, 2016 | 12:45 pm

    on behalf of my family Unk & Frances Hyde Park Auto Junkyard of all the wonderful times and not so good we shared with Richie He was easy to understand and took the time. Many a nite Richie would meet Unk at his store and fill out Meds for my mother. A big brother to all. Not many could follow his path. Always in our thoughts

  17. Claire Corbett
    October 2nd, 2016 | 4:40 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Richy’s passing. On behalf of my family we send our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Richy was truly one a kind. May he rest in peace.

  18. Michael Fiore and Family
    October 2nd, 2016 | 6:11 pm

    Myra, Paula, Patty, Paula, and your families – My heartfelt condolences on the passing of your father. Richie was one of a kind. For me, he was a mentor, a friend, and like a father. Some of my fondest lifetime memories are from my time working with him at Hyde Park Pharmacy – what a place run by an incredible guy. He was such a positive influence on me and others. I know I speak for some many, including the many soda jerks when I say – we will never forget him. My thoughts are with all of you – we have lost a great one.

  19. Rosalie Carlson, David & Douglas
    October 4th, 2016 | 2:28 am

    Readville’s loss is Heaven’s gain. For sure, Richy is up there wearing his crown of many diamonds which he earned for his many kindnesses to us all. He was not only our pharmacist, but our emergency, “Dr. Fixit,” as well. When my boys would get into scrapes or bad cuts, he’d tell me to bring them over and he would sit them up on his stool in the back room and save the day with butterfly bandages and a treat. We were saddened to hear of your loss, but he is now with his beloved Mary Rose (with whom I went to HPHS, Class of ’55!) and his loving family. I pray that we may meet again in Heaven and what a reunion that will be. God bless you my dear friend and may God be with all of his family in their sorrow. “Mizpah,” dearest friend.

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