Richard Zopatti, 59

Nov 18, 2022

Richard Charles Zopatti, Jr., 59, of Wareham, died Sunday, November 6, 2022 unexpectedly at home. He was the husband of Karen L. (Bergeron) Zopatti.

Born in Boston, he was the son of Alice (Boudreau) Zopatti of Upton and the late Richard “Dick” Zopatti.

Raised in Walpole, Rich played football in junior high, and played the bass drum in the high school marching band. He then attended Stonehill College where he met his future wife, Karen. Rich majored in history and enjoyed engaging in the art of debate. Years after graduation, Rich renewed his friendship with Karen, and they married on October 17, 1992.

Although they were unable to have children, they loved their “fur babies”, Buddy, Sully and Duke.

Rich was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and was a member of Fr. Grogan Council # 15280 in Wareham, and Bishop Tyler Assembly # 402. He was Past Grand Knight of the former Fr. Callahan Council # 4139 in Wareham and also served as District Deputy for many years. Rich could always be seen at the National Cemetery in December distributing wreaths for Wreaths Across America or gathering coats for the Knights of Columbus Coats for Kids program. He was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church in Wareham.

He enjoyed watching New England Patriots football.

Survivors include his wife, Karen of Wareham; his mother Alice of Upton; his brother Joseph Zopatti and wife Deborah of Webster; his sister, Maryalice Vaughan and her husband Michael of Northbridge; and his nieces and nephews, Elliott Zopatti, Gabrielle Zopatti, Jack Thomas Vaughan, Nicholas Vaughan and Emma Vaughan.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit at Chapman Funerals & Cremations – Wareham, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham on Mon., Nov. 21, 2022 from 4 – 7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tues., Nov. 22, 2022 at St. Patrick’s Church, 94 High St., Wareham at 10 AM. Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Wareham.