Michael Ciacciarelli, 50, of Andover, MA, passed away Saturday evening August 24, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Michael was the Chief Operating Officer at Trakus, Inc. where he led operations, including development, engineering, site integration and field operations. He worked closely with its media partners and venue operators to integrate Trakus into their offerings. Prior to that, he worked for Raytheon Company leading the development of an innovative integrated simulation environment intended to provide total situational awareness for the next generation warfighter.
A graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts in mechanical engineering and received his Master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Michael was an avid runner and he competed in numerous marathons. He spent most weekends with his family and friends at his vacation home in Maine, where he enjoyed boating, campfires, and skiing.
He is survived by his wife, Nicole (Christopher) Ciacciarelli and his daughter, Lucy Angeline Ciacciarelli, both of Andover. Also among his survivors are his parents, Antonio and Civita (Romano) Ciacciarelli of Saugus, MA; as well as his sisters, Anna Cardone of Peabody, MA and Maria Boustris and her husband, Jim, of Lynnfield, MA. He is also survived by his father and mother-in-law, Anthony and Julie Christopher of Revere; brothers-in-law, Anthony Christopher and his wife, Debbie, of Andover and Scott Christopher of Revere; and his sister-in-law, Andrea Belschner and her husband, Paul, of Revere, MA. Michael also leaves several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call on Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 PM at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street in Methuen. A funeral mass will be offered on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 10 AM at St. Augustine Church, 35 Essex Street in Andover. Burial will follow in West Parish Cemetery, also in Andover.