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Family-Placed Death Notice
CELLUCCI, Willy WILLY CELLUCCI Willy Cellucci, 57, of Atlanta, passed away on Sunday evening, February 17, 2013 surrounded by his wife and children. He was born in Los Angeles and grew up there and in the north east. He attended the American College in Paris and George Washington University. While living in Washington, DC, he began a 35 year career in the restaurant business working for some of the nation's best restaurants. He was a "natural" in the hospitality business; never meeting a stranger and never forgetting a golf hole. He came to Atlanta in 1995 to open and manage the Palm Restaurant. He and his family, his wife Jonelle and their two sons Daniel and Jack fell in love with Atlanta and made it their home. He is preceded in death by his parents Sophie and Dan Cellucci and his sister LuLu DeVeer. Willy is survived by his wife and two sons, his sister Constance Borde and a large and loving group of family and friends. In lieu of flowers please make donations to: www.mdanderson.org/gifts/. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 2-4 PM at The East Lake Golf Club, 2575 Alston Drive, SE, Atlanta, GA 30317.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Feb. 20, 2013