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James A. Ficociello

May 21, 1946 ~ September 1, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old


Dr. James (Jim)  A. Ficociello, passed away peacefully at home on September 1, 2023. He was 77 years old.

Upon graduating from Woburn High School in 1964 and Tufts University in 1968, he attended New York University College of Dentistry. After completing a dental residency in the US Army, he opened a dental office in Wilmington, where he practiced for many years. 

Well known in the Wilmington community, Jim was active in many organizations including Wilmington Board of Health, Wilmington Rotary Club and Winchester Hospital.

Jim had many lifelong interests. He spent evenings at the opera, listening to the BSO on the lawn at Tanglewood, or seeing the latest musical on Broadway. A true audiophile, he loved to design home theater systems. Countless people were educated about Pink Floyd’s "The Wall" in the stereo room. He also loved to cook and entertain. No one ever walked away from a conversation with him without receiving an invitation for dinner or drinks. Many were treated to an evening of his hospitality dining on the screen porch.

Nothing was more important to Jim than the love he had for his family and friends. If you were fortunate enough to have known him, you felt this profoundly. 

Jim was the devoted father of Jeanne Ficociello of Hingham and Emily Lazure and her husband Donald of North Reading, beloved partner of Phyllis Tapley of Wilmington, loving "Papa" of Isabelle, Jack and Matthew Lazure, cherished son of the late Antoinette (Corsetti) and John Cuoco and the late Joseph Ficociello. Dear brother of Joan Murray and her late husband,Ned, of Lakeland, FL, the late John Ficociello and his wife,Patrice, of Billerica, the late Patricia Ficociello, Albert Cuoco and his wife, Micky, of Amesbury, Ed Cuoco and his wife, Jan Sullivan, of Somerville, John Cuoco and his wife, Pauline, of Boston and Anthony Cuoco of Phoenix, AZ. He was also the proud uncle to many loving nieces and nephews.  

Family and friends are cordially invited to visiting hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Friday, September 8, 2023,  from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  A Graveside Service and Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Jim's memory to Woburn High School, Dollars For Scholars, Class of 1964, P. O. Box 202, Woburn, MA 01801.

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September 8, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Nichols Funeral Home
187 Middlesex Ave
Wilmington, MA 01887


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