Frank Fucci

Obituary of Frank J. Fucci

Frank J. Fucci (Coach), Jr. age 69, of Bridgeport, peacefully entered the gates of heaven, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 in St. Vincents Medical Center. He was born in Bridgeport on October 31, 1935 to the late Frank Sr. and Anna (Dostiglio) Fucci, and was a lifetime Bridgeport resident. Frank was a coach and a mentor to many, not to mention a wonderful person to all. He was a Tax Assessor for the City of Bridgeport for many years, a coach for many high school and minor league football teams, and was a teacher at the original Kolbe Cathedral. Frank was a devoted member of the Old Timers Association, named the National Minor League Coach of the Year in 1990 and was inducted into the Minor League Hall of Fame.

He was pre-deceased by his brother, Massimino Sonny Fucci.

Frank is survived by his wife of 23 years, Retta Fucci, daughter, Erica Fucci and son, Grant MacCracken, all of Bridgeport, brother, Donald Fucci and his wife, Linda of Trumbull, an aunt, Millie Dostiglio of Bridgeport, several cousins and many friends.

Funeral services will take place on Friday, October 14, 2005 at 10:00 a.m.from the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull and at 11:00 a.m. in St. Andrew Church, Bridgeport for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in St. Michael Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call on Thursday from 3-8 p.m. Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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