Vincent Louis Lucchese

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LUCCHESE, VINCENT LOUIS, 77, died Monday, May 5, 2014.

Born in Indianapolis, IN, but raised and having lived the rest of his life in Louisville, Vince was a family man, devoting his time completely to his wife, children and brothers. A graduate of Male High School and later drafted into the US Army, Vince spent 18 months of duty in Heidelberg, Germany and often shared stories of his time abroad traveling all across Europe. Also a University of Louisville graduate, Vince retired after 32 years as a tax auditor for the Kentucky State Revenue Cabinet. Post-retirement, Vince volunteered his time with the Louisville Area American Red Cross and the Kentucky Science Center. Vince had also been a minister of hospitality for many years at his church, Saint Agnes. Vince enjoyed cooking and baking, watching UofL basketball and football games and various films, listening to music and dancing. He loved to talk about the weather or his cars--past and present. Vince will be most remembered by his easygoing, calm and gentle nature, his sometimes corny sense of humor and his generosity. Vince was never one to get angry or raise his voice and never said a bad word about anybody.

Preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Lucchese (née Sublett); and his brothers, Victor Lucchese and Philip Lucchese (surviving widow Rose); and of course his parents, Francesco (Frank) Lucchese and Jennie Lucchese (née Pinto), Vince is survived by his children, Michael Vincent Lucchese and Anne-Marie Christina Lucchese; his brothers, Richard Lucchese (Carol) and Frank Lucchese; cousins; sister-in-laws; a brother-in-law; nieces and nephews.

A memorial gathering will be held in his honor at Bosse Funeral Home, 1355 Ellison Avenue at Barret Avenue on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 2-8 p.m. and a memorial Mass will take place at Saint Agnes Catholic Church, 1920 Newburg Road on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 10 a.m. There will be a private burial.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vince's honor to the Louisville Area American Red Cross.

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Published in The Courier-Journal on May 8, 2014
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