Friday, October 11, 2013
BING CROSBY FAN PASSES AWAY
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Frank (Bingy) A. Lucci, 97, of Fort Myers, Fla., who loved music and was an avid Bing Crosby fan, died Sept. 24 in Hope Hospice, Fort Myers. Born in East Kingston, N.Y., he was brought to Port Richmond as a child and remained in the community until 2003, when he relocated to Fort Myers. Mr. Lucci served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He attained the rank of seaman first class and was honorably discharged in 1945. He worked at his brother's appliance shop, Johnny Lucci's Radio Sales and Appliance Inc., in West Brighton.
Mr. Lucci enjoyed listening to music and his nickname grew out of his appreciation for singer Bing Crosby. He also was fond of visits to Atlantic City. He was known for always being there for a friend or family member in need. Mr. Lucci remained very active and was still driving until a couple of months ago, family said. While living on the Island, he was a parishioner of St. Roch's R.C. Church, Port Richmond. His wife of 68 years, the former Josephine Scolaro, died in 2008. Surviving is his son, Frank Jr. A memorial mass will be celebrated in May at St. Roch's Church, with burial of ashes in St. Peter's Cemetery, West Brighton. Arrangements, including cremation, were handled by the National Cremation and Burial Society, North Fort Myers, Fla...