Joseph Zaccardi Bio
Joseph Zaccardi was from Abington, Massachusetts, condominium complex. He was lived with his wife Deirdre Zaccardi and three young children. A relative found dead the whole 5 family members of Deirdre Zaccardi and Joseph Zaccardi with gunshots early in the morning at their Family’s home. All three children attended Abington Public Schools, Superintendent Peter Schafer said in a message to parents that was shared with the media.
Abington Shooting Victims Identified pic.twitter.com/K180fAMlox
— DA Tim Cruz (@PlymouthCtyDAO) October 7, 2019
Joseph Zaccardi Age
He was 43 years old
Deirdre Zaccardi Age
She was 40 years old.
Alexis Zaccardi Age
Alexis Zaccardi is 11 years old
Twin Child Nathaniel and Kathryn Zaccardi Age
Twins are 9 years old.
Joseph Zaccardi Education & Background
— Scallywagandvagabond (@ScallywagNYC) October 8, 2019
Joseph is a University of Massachusetts graduate, hawked his published tomes on Facebook where he listed his employment “Unemployed and Going Crazy.”
Joseph Zaccardi’s Facebook page describes him as a “big teddy bear with an old soul.” He also wrote that he “works at Unemployed and Going Crazy.”
Joseph Zaccardi Career
Deirdre was the office manager of Boston marketing consulting firm EMI Strategic Marketing and had worked at the company for nearly two decades. Company president Campbell Edlund called her a “lovely person—a trusted employee and valued friend” and said she would be greatly missed, in a statement to The Boston Globe.
Joseph Zaccardi Authored Children’s Books
— Julie Loncich (@JulieLoncich) October 7, 2019
Joseph is listed as the author of multiple children’s books on social media, while Deirdre was a long-time employee and office manager at EMI Strategic Marketing, according to a statement issued by company president Campbell Edlund, obtained by the Boston Globe.
“So excited to finally be able to share this with the world! Joe’s first children’s book is now for sale in Amazon!!! Please check it out and help us spread the word,” Deidre wrote of Joe’s book.
Another book was called “Day Is Done No More Fun.” The blurb describes it as “Timmy doesn’t like all the things he has to do before bedtime. But he does like to dream because, in his dreams, he can be anything!” The blurb for the book All Mixed Up reads, “This interactive children’s book has readers helping Henry who woke up all mixed up! Will shaking the book help Henry? What if you spin it? Can you use your imagination and help Henry get back to normal?” The book What Kind of Dragon Would You Be is described as “Vividly illustrated children’s book about loving who you are. Just like people, dragons come in all shapes and sizes…what kind of dragon would you be?”
“I am proud to announce that my third children’s book, All Mixed Up, has been published and is now available to purchase on Amazon,” he wrote in 2017.
“Purchasing a copy will obviously help to promote the book, but simply spreading the word about its release would be extremely helpful too!”
His wife, Deidre, commented on the post: “I’m so proud of you!”
Joseph Zaccardi Wife (Deirdre Zaccardi)
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) October 7, 2019
Joseph Zaccardi was married to Deirdre. On Facebook, she wrote that she was from Scituate, Massachusetts. She wrote frequently about her children on social media and shared numerous photos of them. She was elected in 2016 to the local school council. According to her LinkedIn page, she was the Office Manager at EMI Strategic Marketing, a position she held for 18 years. She had a college degree in business management from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Edlund wrote that ‘Deirdre was a lovely person—a trusted employee and valued friend to all of us at EMI,’ who had worked with the company for almost 20 years. She was said to have taken the previous Wednesday off to celebrate the twins’ birthday.
Abington Condo Shooting Victims
These are the 3 children who were killed in the apparent murder-suicide at a condo townhouse in #Abington. The older sister has been id’ed as 11 yo Alexis Zaccardi. 9 yo twins are Nathaniel & Kathryn. Their parents Joe & Deirdre were also killed. All suffered from gunshot wounds pic.twitter.com/hg5io1ROTh
— Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) October 8, 2019
“Three little children are gone forever,’’ Cruz said at a morning news conference. Deirdre Zaccardi, 40, and Joseph Zaccardi, 43. The children were Alexis, 11, and twins Nathaniel and Kathryn, who had just turned 9.
The District Attorney released the victims as Deirdre Zaccardi, 40; Joseph Zaccardi, 43; Alexis Zaccardi, 11; and 9-year-old twins Nathaniel and Kathryn Zaccardi. The school superintendent also gave the family’s name in a statement to the community, which is located about 20 miles from Boston. Authorities have not identified the person who pulled the trigger, but they said there is not a current threat to public safety.
Her visible posts on Facebook dates to 2018 and includes posts like this: “Not only did they win the first game, Nathaniel for his first touchdown and pulled an opponent’s flag.”
Deirdre was also involved in the community as well, lobbying for free full-time kindergarten. She also wrote, “didn’t get home from Town Meeting until after 10:30 pm last night. I’m dragging today but everything went the way I wanted last night. Although I could have done without the hour-long discussion/question session on the 4 Marijuana Articles. We had to vote 3 times on banning retail shops because apparently saying no to banning them wasn’t enough the first time.”
Zaccardi Family Shooting
Deirdre Zaccardi, 40; Joseph Zaccardi, 43; Alexis Zaccardi, 11; and 9-year-old twins Nathaniel and Kathryn Zaccardi were found dead on Monday, October 7th in their home in Abington, Massachusetts. The Plymouth DA Timothy Cruz said in a news conference that police discovered the body of the 40-year-old woman first before finding the “bodies of four other people, all of whom were from the same family.” A family member had gone to the home to take the children to school and called the police.
Abington, a town of about 16,000 people, is about 20 miles south of Boston.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- A relative found the two adults and three children dead Monday morning when they arrived to take the children to school
- Police confirmed that Deirdre Zaccardi, 40, was found first by first responders
- The other victims, 11-year-old Alexis Zaccardi, nine-year-old twins Nathaniel and Kathryn Zaccardi and Joseph Zaccardi, 43, were also found dead
- Authorities said that the family died from apparent gunshot wounds
- Police said that there was no history of domestic issues within the family