Primo Iacobucci, age 93

of Quincy

Primo Iacobucci, age 93

Primo Iacobucci, age 93, a longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Saturday, December 30, 2023 at Southwood at Norwell Nursing Center in Norwell, surrounded by his loving family.

Primo was born in Supino, Province of Frosinone, Region of Lazio, Italy to the late Julio and Mafalda (DeSantis) Iacobucci. Raised and educated there, he immigrated to the United States in 1951 as a young man, arriving at Ellis Island, N.Y. He lived in Quincy for sixty-seven years, briefly in Boston’s West End, and was also a winter resident of Hollywood, Fla. for many years.

He was employed as a master bricklayer and was a member of the Bricklayers & Allied Craftsmen Local 3 in Boston for over seventy years. During his over forty-one-year career, Primo supervised countless projects and buildings in Boston, including the John Hancock Tower.

Primo was well-known for his expertise and craftmanship. After retirement, he founded and operated Iacobucci Masonry, Inc. for several years, specializing in all types of brickwork.

He and his late wife, Elena, enjoyed traveling, entertaining, singing, and dancing. Primo was a talented, self-taught musician, and could play the guitar, accordion, and harmonica, as well as sing. He and Elena were always the life of the party. Proud of his Italian heritage, Primo enjoyed trips to Italy with his children and grandchildren.

Primo was athletic throughout his life. As a young man, he played semi-professional soccer for the former Boston Juventus and turned down a scholarship to Boston College to begin his bricklayer apprenticeship. He also played tennis, bocce, enjoyed bicycling, and snow skiing.

Predeceased by his beloved wife of sixty-eight years Elena (Montini) Iacobucci.

Devoted father of Ronald P. Iacobucci and his wife Elizabeth, Richard M. Iacobucci, all of Quincy, Sandra Centorino and her husband Anthony of Cheshire, Conn.

Loving grandfather of Deanna Hanafin, Christopher Iacobucci, Matthew Iacobucci, Stephanie Klymczuk and her husband Michael, Alison Centorino and her fiancé Aaron DeMaio.

Much-loved great-grandfather of Andrew, Virginia, Leo, and Troy, with great granddaughter, Elaina, on the way.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, January 12, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Funeral Services will be conducted at Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church, 112 Randolph Avenue, Milton, on Saturday, January 13, at 10 a.m. Reverend Hall Kirkham, Rector, will officiate. The service will be livestreamed at Interment private.

The Iacobucci family respectfully requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations in Primo’s memory be made to Soccer Unity Project, P.O. Box 180833, Boston, MA 02118 or



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  • Ron and Rick

    My special sympathies for you all at this time. Knew your dad. A great rememberance. Reminds me of my own father who also was a bricklayer/stonemason. God is good. Rip friend
    Jake comer

  • Primo and his wife Elena were wonderful friends over the years helping us best navigate Florida. They were absolutely the life of the party! Such a warm and loving couple with a fabulous and accomplished family! Primo will be surely missed! God Bless him! 🙏🙏

  • Ron, Ricky, Sandra & Family,

    Wishing you as much peace as possible during this difficult time. The loss of your Mum is still very fresh and now your Dad. I pray there is comfort knowing they have been reunited in a the ultimate beautiful place. I don’t really have the words to express the sorrow I feel for all of you. Just know you’re all in my thoughts and prayers. How fortunate I feel to have met such beautiful people. God bless.

  • So thankful for the few times we spent with you and Elena at Sandra’s home and will always be treasured and remembered fondly. May you rest in eternal peace Primo and God Bless.

  • Primo and Elena were wonderful friends of my parents. Lou and Elaine Rizzo. The two couples were always the best dancers on the floor. Primo and I met again a couple of summers ago at a mutual friend’s house. We recognized each other simultaneously and spoke of days when families were young and we went on picnics. Primo was a wonderful man. May he rest in peace.

  • I didn’t get a chance to meet your dad. But the mark of a good parent is the cut of his offspring. The stories I’ you’ve shared and your character makes me know he loved and was proud of you. . Sending prayers to you and your family. You May his deeds be a blessing to you.

  • Your dad and my dad were friends and when my dad ( Frank Zingarelli ) took me as a kid to go to his house in Quincy , your dad was always great to me . I am sure your dad was such a great person that he will be sorely missed by many . I am sorry for your loss and will say some prayers for dad.

  • I am blessed to have had an engaged, caring godfather like Primo in my youth. Primo would lead us to the ski slopes where his abilities to teach & his patience while we learned, were tremendous. He had a way to make learning easier all while keeping it fun & praising improvement. We would also play competitive tennis matches at Faxon Park. But our conversations were the most rewarding. My godfather always displayed confidence plus he had the gift to be very entertaining & welcoming to all. To Ron, Rick, and Sandra, he must have been very proud of you & your entire families.. While saddened by his passing, we know he’s now back with your mom. His memories will forever be an example for all of us to follow. With love, prayers, & thoughts, Joe DiRocco

  • I’m so sorry for your loss, Rick, and so soon after your dear mother. Praying for the Comforter to be with you.

  • Rick, Ron, Sandra Please accept our deepest sympathies. We met Primo at Sandra’s/Buster’s annual Thanksgiving dinner. What a great, wonderful human being. He loved to talk about soccer, boy, did he ever. Primo, we are going to miss you very much.
    To Ron, Rick, Sandra and their families we all grieve with you.

  • Rick, I extend my deepest condolences on the loss of your father. Although I never had the chance to meet him, the stories you shared have left a lasting impression. May you find comfort in cherished memories during this difficult time. We hope to see you soon either in California or Boston.

  • So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I’m happy I had the chance to meet both your Mom and Dad.