AUBURN – Joseph M. Racki, 79, of Auburn died Tuesday in the Blaire House in Worcester after a period of declining health.

He is survived by his sister-in-law; Leona Racki, of Auburn and many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.

Joseph was born in Chelsea. He was the son of the late Stephen and Mary (Figelski) Racki. He was educated in Auburn schools.

Mr. Racki worked as a Machinist for several area machine shops over his career.

Joseph enjoyed frequenting yard sales and antiquing, and especially taking trips to Brimfield.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visiting hour from 10-11 AM Friday March 12, 2014 followed by a funeral service in the Britton-Wallace Funeral Home, 91 Central Street in Auburn. Burial will take place in Hillside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association , 480 Pleasant Street Watertown, MA 02472. To leave a message of condolence for the family or to view the Book of Memories, please visit