ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Timothy Ramacciotti, 58 years old, born on October 10, 1962, and passed away on April 16, 2021. A bright light has gone out of the world. We will always remember him with love.
Posted by roy hughes on June 10, 2021
I met Tim in Boston when he was about 19, and i was about 43. He had moved into my neighborhood, and we shared many interests as we walked through to home. When he went to Sydney to complete his medical training, i went down for a visit, and that continued for visits over the years as he moved toward the beach at Maroubra in Sydney. I went about every two years, and we explored Australia, hiked up mountains, swam in the surf, cooked on the grill. About 40 years of love and adventure. I think of him every day and know he has arrived at the Pearly Gates with a smile. Love goes on. 
Posted by Patricia Peterson on May 23, 2021
Tim's kind spirit will always be alive in our hearts, with memories and all the good he passed on in his life.
  I didn't actually get the opportunity to meet Tim but still feel like I knew him over the years hearing about him from Tina & Chris. I had great respect for his life pursuits. 
Posted by Lisa Denny on May 20, 2021
Tim and I met taking our premed classes together. He was kind, smart, funny, goofy, intense and lighthearted, honest and candid.  My favorite memories are of him (and his mom) dressed up in crazy outfits, with the thinnest of excuses for doing so.  He and Nikki kindly hosted my husband and (jet-lagged!) baby in Sydney, and arranged a beautiful hot-air balloon ride (with him as our babysitter). So sad to hear he's gone. Such a kind soul. We love you, Tim, and you're still alive with all of our memories of the joy you shared with us. 
Posted by Pat Emard on May 13, 2021
While I did not know Tim personally, I knew about him through my friend, Tina, who spoke about him with such pride and love. I can only imagine what an amazing man he must have been given how loving Tina and Chris are. My heart breaks for all who have loved him and pray you will cherish your times with him always.
Posted by Mary Lou Henken on May 12, 2021
Doyle and I send you our sincere sympathy at this difficult time. We will keep Tim and all of your family in our daily prayers.
Posted by Mary Carroll on May 12, 2021
Tim is my second cousin, but I met him through a genealogy message board. I had never met my St Louis Ramacciotti family and really missed that. My father had even stayed with Tim's grandfather when he came to the US from Italy as a 16 year old. Then, like magic, there Tim was and we shared memories and photos, and pictures of Italy, where we began to plan a big visit just before covid hit. We would visit family and cemeteries, and see the sites and eat fabulous Italian food, or so we hoped. We met in person the first time to have dinner with Tina and Chris, a fabulous time in Moss Landing, CA. He came to visit, we emailed and called, and shared sad memories and many laughs. I am so incredibly sad he isn't on the other end of the phone now, but am grateful for every second we had together. Love you Tim.
Posted by Chris Basiletti on May 12, 2021
Tim always impressed me with his generosity and kindness. Once when we visited him in Australia he flew us first class to Cairns, Queensland. We drove up the coast and stayed in a condo near the beach. The next day we took a cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef to snorkel. It was amazing with all the tropical fish and coral formations. Tim so loved sharing with others the things that he enjoyed and that he thought they would as well. He is dearly missed.
Posted by Sally Jones on May 12, 2021
I met Tim a few years ago..........just in passing, for a few hours. His mother, Tina is one of my dearest friends, so I learned of Tim from her.
The moment Tim entered the room, he brought with him love and light, humor......Just for the short time with Tim, he made an indelible mark on me and I will never forget him!
Posted by Geraldine Hall on May 12, 2021
Dear, dear Tim. We miss you. Your laughter, jokes, encouragement, willingness to take and make adventures, and generous heart. All of it.
Go with love, dear man.
Posted by Kathleen Mallet on May 12, 2021
Tim was one of my longtime friends from Greenfield, Ma. I loved him dearly and I feel such a loss now that he has left this planet. He was the kindest, most compassionate man I ever met. He would hold my hand when I cried or make me laugh so hard I would snort, which made us laugh more. I treasured our deep conversations and the wisdom he shared with me.
Some of my favorite memories are: he brought me to see Rocky Horror picture show in Amherst at midnight my first time and taught me to do the Time warp, he would ride the bus from Cambridge to Greenfield with a frozen Uno pizza in time for dinner, and visiting him for the International AA convention in Seattle. I became friends with his friends and we had so much fun seeing the city, hiking Mt Rainier, seeing Mt. St Helens, watching fireworks off the bridge, and attending many meetings together. Tim was the last person I drank with, 38 years ago. He knew many of my secrets & character defects and was my biggest cheerleader in sobriety. He was a friend for life. Save me a seat at the big meeting in the sky Hoser! All my love, your Kitty Hoser.
Posted by Edward Smith on May 11, 2021
I met Tim in Seattle many years ago at a World Conference. We talked and laughed. We went out for supper and each of us ordered Weiner Schnitzel. The name of that menu item sounded so funny, we both laughed throughout the meal.

I recently saw his resume online and was so impressed by his accomplishments and leadership.

His passing at such a young age is a reminder to me to not take the drama of every life so seriously. Rather I will enjoy each day, each moment to the fullest. I will stay present and grounded. Peace to his family and friends.
Posted by Gerry Buretta on May 11, 2021
This year has been a year of sadness as we have lost both my Bride and Tim in the first four months of the year. Both of these individuals were kind and sincere in everything that they did. We will miss their bright smiles and the laughter that they brought into our lives. We share your grief Tina, and am praying that you and your family will find comfort in God and others. We live in hope of seeing our loved ones again at the Resurrection with completely healed bodies.
Posted by Carolyn Foushee on May 11, 2021
I, too, only met Tim one time and it was at Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Bob's 60th anniversary in Kansas. He sat next to me during dinner and we had the most enjoyable evening. He was a very, very interesting young man and I have thought of him fondly many times over the years. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace, Amen.
Posted by Tina Tucker on May 11, 2021
One of my favorite memories of Tim was when he flew from Sydney, Australia to our home in California just to surprise me on Mother's Day. He was such a generous and loving person. He will never be forgotten.
Posted by Joe Meinkoth on May 11, 2021
Only met Paul one time at the St. Louis airport. I certainly enjoyed my visit with him and appreciated all the research and contacts i was given.
I certainly know Paul was a most sincere person. I only wish he was still around like most of us.
May the blessings of God shine on him and his wonderful family.
Posted by Marianne Tucker on May 11, 2021
Tim exuded his love of life, the joy of being alive. He was courageous and had the spirit of an explorer. I will try to incorporate his spirit each day, and show kindness to others as he did for so many others.
M

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Posted by roy hughes on June 10, 2021
I met Tim in Boston when he was about 19, and i was about 43. He had moved into my neighborhood, and we shared many interests as we walked through to home. When he went to Sydney to complete his medical training, i went down for a visit, and that continued for visits over the years as he moved toward the beach at Maroubra in Sydney. I went about every two years, and we explored Australia, hiked up mountains, swam in the surf, cooked on the grill. About 40 years of love and adventure. I think of him every day and know he has arrived at the Pearly Gates with a smile. Love goes on. 
Posted by Patricia Peterson on May 23, 2021
Tim's kind spirit will always be alive in our hearts, with memories and all the good he passed on in his life.
  I didn't actually get the opportunity to meet Tim but still feel like I knew him over the years hearing about him from Tina & Chris. I had great respect for his life pursuits. 
Posted by Lisa Denny on May 20, 2021
Tim and I met taking our premed classes together. He was kind, smart, funny, goofy, intense and lighthearted, honest and candid.  My favorite memories are of him (and his mom) dressed up in crazy outfits, with the thinnest of excuses for doing so.  He and Nikki kindly hosted my husband and (jet-lagged!) baby in Sydney, and arranged a beautiful hot-air balloon ride (with him as our babysitter). So sad to hear he's gone. Such a kind soul. We love you, Tim, and you're still alive with all of our memories of the joy you shared with us. 
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Timothy Paul Tucker Ramacciotti

Dr. Timothy Ramacciotti
October 10, 1962 to April 16, 2021

Tim was a gentle soul with a loving spirit, caring, generous and thoughtful. He was a loyal and loving friend with a wondrous, quirky sense of humor, a cheeky grin with a warm hug always on offer. It was his open-hearted love of family, friends and animals that showed what a beautiful man he was. He deeply loved his family and friends, and brought much joy and laughter into their lives. Tim was a skilled, compassionate and dedicated researcher and doctor, saving many lives and helping countless others during his years in the field of medicine.

Tim was also a brave explorer who loved to travel and made friends throughout the world. He had a strong sense of ethics and cared passionately about social justice, the environment and rescue animals. Tim loved to garden and was always planting seeds or caring for his garden. He was also a phenomenal cook, thinking nothing of preparing complicated, fabulous meals from scratch for family and friends. He was seriously into genealogy, corresponding with family members around the world who shared his interest, and visiting numerous courthouses in Europe and the U.S. searching for family records. He was a man of many talents…an amazing computer geek, he could fix a car, stitch you up, cook and bake like a pro, build a deck, speak five languages and was very well and widely-read. Tim introduced many people to the writings of Sir Terry Pratchett and Ben Aaronovitch.

He was greatly loved, and in his work and personal affairs he lived an honorable life. We will all remember his kind smile and contagious belly laugh. He had a sense of humor which brought light into even the most unfortunate of circumstances. He was very spontaneous and would come up with fun and zany things to do, like convincing his mother and brother to go skydiving many years ago.

Tim was born in St. Louis, Missouri in October 1962. When he was 9 his parents divorced, and soon after that Tim, his mom and brothers moved to Massachusetts where they worked on an old New England house. They later moved to Greenfield, Massachusetts into another old New England house without central heat, just a wood stove. There were times when Tim’s mustache had frost on it when he woke up in the morning.

He began competitive diving in his teens and kept it up for many years, including participating and winning medals in two Gay Games - San Francisco in 1987 and Sydney in 2002. His last year of college at University of Massachusetts was spent as an exchange student in Germany. While there, he traveled a great deal throughout Europe and into Africa, including scuba diving in the Red Sea. He especially loved being near the ocean, and loved swimming, diving, and surfing. Probably his favorite place of all was Maroubra Beach in New South Wales, Australia where he lived for many years.

After college Tim worked for a few years in Boston, Massachusetts and while there joined the Gay Men’s Chorus which he greatly enjoyed. Tim lived in Seattle, Washington, before deciding to become a doctor. He returned to Boston for pre-med studies at Harvard while doing research in AIDS/HIV, and then studied medicine at Case Western School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. After his third year of medical school Tim moved to Sydney, Australia where he received a Masters in Public Health from the University of New South Wales. He absolutely fell in love with Australia and determined to return when he finished medical school the following year. After graduating from Case Western School of Medicine in 2003, he moved permanently to Australia. He accepted a position at the University of New South Wales which included an offer to sponsor him for citizenship. Tim obtained his medical license in New South Wales, and then worked in surgical, emergency and general medicine in Australia for the remainder of his life.

In his life, Tim lived and dealt with many physical and mental health challenges. Tim was a member of the AA community for over 30 years, helping many others get sober and maintain their sobriety. Some of the people he met in those rooms became his closest friends.

Tim died suddenly at home in Perth in Western Australia. We believe he died peacefully in his sleep. He was the beloved son and stepson of Tina Tucker and Chris Basiletti, Paul and Beth Ramacciotti, much-loved brother of Christopher and Debbi Ramacciotti and Paul and Ai Ramacciotti, proud uncle of their children, and well-loved by cousins and countless friends around the world who also mourn his passing. He had a lifetime of family and friends, young and old, near and far, whose lives were touched by his contagious smile, generous spirit and fabulous sense of humor.

His close friends in Australia, Niki Barr, Diane Bell, Nikki Brown and Gerard Ruddy helped tremendously after Tim’s death. His family gives you great thanks. Tim was a man of many talents, great humor and a generous nature. The world was a brighter place because of Tim's presence and he is sadly missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his very dear friends Barry Bell, and Sioux Hall, among others. He’s probably in heaven playing bridge with his grandparents, and bringing fun and laughter to everyone else up there.

Some have asked where to make donations in Tim’s honor. Please consider donating to your local animal shelter (SPCA or RSPCA), or plant a flower or tree in your garden in his memory.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later time.

























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Dinners with Tim

Shared by Geraldine Hall on May 25, 2021
Before our wedding, Tim hosted a lobster dinner for us and the parents at his place in Roxbury. We feasted! He had a giant lobster pot going outside the building and had set up a long table, complete with flowers, bruschetta, cheeses, and sparking water with fancy citrus wedges. Even though he was also preparing dessert three flights up, and we'd cooked many meals together, he wouldn't let us help on that afternoon. He watched the pot below and trekked up and down the 3 flights of stairs for all the chairs, silverwear, glasses, linens, and all the other stuff--timed, of course, so the lobsters were cooked just right. He then cleared the whole table when we were done. That was one of many meals we shared together. Most were not nearly as fancy or involved, but all were made with the same love and generous spirit. Many had much laughter, but also memorable are those when we ate together and cried over whatever what needed crying about. Tim was like that, always open to share, the good, the great, the bad, and the very bad. It's nice to think that when we eat something made with love, Tim will come to mind. I think he'd appreciate it.

More photos of Tim

Shared by Chris Basiletti on May 10, 2021
You can see more photos of Tim here

Tim Loved to Read

Shared by Chris Basiletti on May 10, 2021
Tim was an avid reader and particularly liked fantasy fiction with a humorous bent. He introduced me to a number of great authors including Terry Pratchett, Christopher Moore and Ben Aaronovich.  I remember visiting him at his home in Maroubra and looking for something to read. I pulled Hogfather by Terry Pratchett off the shelf and thoroughly enjoyed it. I've since read every Pratchett book in our local libraries.