Anthony J. Tucci, 84, of the Plantsville section of Southington, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. He had been the loving husband of Rose (Coppola) Tucci for 58 years.
Born in the Bronx, NY on Dec. 14, 1934 to the late Julius and Josephine (Delfino) Tucci, he had been a longtime Southington resident.
Anthony proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during May 1956 to April 1958. He worked for W.T. Grants prior to owning several Ben Franklin franchises. His passions were golf and skiing. He will be remembered for being a kind, generous and humorous person.
In addition to his wife Rose, Tony is survived by his son Paul Tucci of Blue Point, Long Island, NY, daughter, Joanne Groll and her husband Paul, two granddaughters, Nicole and Julia Groll, all of Southington, one brother, Frank Tucci and his wife Jeanette of Yonkers, NY and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one sister, Marie Ciarcia.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Tony’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or www.cancer.org.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 at St. Aloysius Church, 254 Burritt St., Plantsville. Military honors will follow. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.