Richard “Ricky” Peter Scalise, 33, a lifelong resident of Upton, passed away Wednesday, September 15th, 2021. He leaves behind his parents Arthur and Linda Scalise as well as his sister Shaunna and beloved daughter Soleila and many close friends.
Born in Natick MA Rick was raised in Upton where he attended Upton Schools. There he played Football and Lacrosse and was a member of “DECA” a business administration group where along with his team advanced to the Nationals in Dallas Texas. Rick enjoyed snowboarding and skateboarding and was a regional champion in motocross at “NEMA” 11 times. He advanced in Motocross to the national level twice where he participated in the “Amatuer Naitonals” at “Loretta Lynns Ranch” in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. He enjoyed traveling with his family and spending time with them and his many friends new and old. Music was an important part of Ricks life and he shared his love of it with all, especially his daughter Soleila whom he loved dearly. He was quick with wit and could brighten any room.
Rick worked many years in his families’ businesses acquiring talents in sales and administration as well as trucking and equipment operation. He was planning on pursuing a career in counseling and was looking forward to helping others.
The Scalise family would like to extend our gratitude to all our family and friends who have helped in this most difficult time.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 PM, on Tuesday, September 21, in the Pickering & Son Upton Funeral Home, 45 Main Street, Upton.
His funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM on Wednesday, September 22, in St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, 151 Mendon Street, Upton. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Upton.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Salvation Army’s treatment addiction program.