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Nicholas Bucci, age 90, of Mentor and formerly of Ashtabula, died on Wednesday, March 15th, at the Hospice of the Western Reserve, David Simpson Hospice House, in Cleveland.
Born September 1, 1926, in Ashtabula, he was the son of Nicholas and Philomena (Pizzuto) Bucci.
Nick was a graduate of Ashtabula High School, and was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during WWII. He was a long time parishioner of Mother Of Sorrows Church and was a current member of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Concord Township, where he served as a Heavenly Duster.
Mr. Bucci was employed at the Ashtabula Bow Socket before being transferred to Indiana and became plant manager at South Bend Forge. When he retired he and his wife Myra moved to Mentor to be closer to family.
Survivors include Nick (wife Colleen), Pamela, Benjamin, and Mark (wife Lori); grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Myra; brothers Michael, Angelo, Joseph, Anthony; and sisters Sue Platano and Mary Burdi.
The family would like to thank Nick's wonderful caregiving team Tammi Pecoraro, Barb Barnes and Trina Showeres for their dedication and love they have given to our entire family. We are forever grateful to them and think of them as our extended family.
Funeral Service will be on Tuesday March 21, 2017, at 11 a.m., in GUERRIERO FUNERAL HOME, 1550 W. 19th St., Ashtabula, with Father Melvin Rusnak officiating. Nick will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.
Condolences and guestbook signings can be made at guerrierofuneralhome.com, and in lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve.
Published on March 18, 2017
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