Richard R. Rescia
1930 — 2022
Richard R. Rescia, 92, died on Monday, April 11, 2022, surrounded by his children and care giver at his home. Richard was born in Springfield, MA on February 12, 1930, to Giacomo and Ida Rescia, and spent his childhood growing up in North Agawam, an enclave of Italian immigrants. His father died when Dad was 10 years old, leaving him with his mother and his older brother Reno. After high school he left for the University of Mass. where he graduated cum laude. He then did his graduate work in mathematics at the University of Conn. In 1953, Dad married Helen C. Smith and they moved to Northampton where he had a job opportunity to work at the Foster Farrar Company, a hardware store owned...