Henry 'Rick' Rota Jr

Henry Rota Jr. “Rick” passed away peacefully at home September 22, 2023 with family by his side after a long battle with Cancer.

Rick was a lover of anything with a motor, he had a need for speed but was equally happy relaxing with a “Bud Heavy” and cigar. He loved Mother Nature and her creatures, encouraging his daughters to embrace their love of animals and the responsibilities they taught.

He proudly carried on his family’s construction and excavation business for over 50 years in Randolph. Everyone that knew him knew he was happiest behind the controls of a CAT excavator.

Rick is the son of the late Henry and Maude Rota, lifelong Randolph residents. Brother of Suzanne Nelson and husband Phil, brother of Marianne Rizzitano and husband Sam, and brother of the late John P. Rota. Former husband of Suzan Maggs-Rota of Weymouth.

He leaves behind his two beloved daughters Nicolette Rota of Quincy and Michelle Rota of Lakeville. Plus many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends he adored.

Rick loved to socialize and always looked forward to his visits on the Cape with “Stoney”, his cousin John Callahan and wife Janet of South Yarmouth. Whenever you couldn’t find Rick, just find Jim Conley his best friend for over 60 years was sure to know where he was!

A graveside service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Randolph on Friday, September 29th at 11:30am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.


First Name: Mike
Last Name: Caparella
City: Canton
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 09/25/2023

May Rick rest in peace after a life well lived with love and hard work. I loved being a part of his family. Mike Caparella.

First Name: Wayne
Last Name: Brasco
City: Waltham
State: MA
Entry Date: 09/25/2023

Rick may you rest in peace ...

First Name: Barbara
Last Name: Giordani
City: Reading
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 09/27/2023

Our sincere condolences to the family.
Jack & Barbara Giordani

First Name: Susan
Last Name: Dillon
City: Braintree
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 09/27/2023

May all your wonderful memories be a blessing.
Love, Susan

First Name: Diane
Last Name: Lemieux Rush
City: Randolph
State: MA
Entry Date: 09/28/2023

Our sincere condolences to the Rota family our thoughts and prayers are with you. Diane Lemieux Rush and Steve Rush.

First Name: Don
Last Name: Warner
City: Taunton
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 10/08/2023

Always will remember that Sky Blue Chevy ll rumbling down main st. and getting that big smile and a wave from Rick . Rest in Peace Rick.

First Name: Paul
Last Name: Gallagher
City: Kingston
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 10/23/2023

Ill never forget the day Henry Sr offered me a job while working for Randy Boothby. A whole dollar more an hour. In 1980 that was good stuff. I worked with Ricky, who let me do just about anything. I drove heavy equipment, installed pipe, blasted, from drilling the hole to wiring and letting it rip. Learned so much from him and his crew. Always admired how he'd show up and sit in the excavator in a sport jacket cause he had to go meet with "some people" Another lesson, be properly dressed. One time I was in the woods clearing lots and ripped the saw across my knee. Larry Gove got in an argument with Rick about bringing me to the hospital. In the end he knew I needed to gobut just needed to make sure I could have fixed it with duck tape. Rest in peace my old friend. You made an impact on me and my younger brother, Matt, to follow.

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