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Michael R. Bucci, Sr., 86, of Fellsburg, died Saturday, September 17, 2011. Born July 1, 1925 to Giuseppe (Joseph) and Vincenza (Jennie Faraci) Bucci. For 28 years, he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Pittsburgh as a General Foreman and later as Manager of Mail Processing. Mr. Bucci was proud to speak of his 60 "wonderful" years of marriage to Helen (Urda) Bucci, whom he married on May 26, 1951 at St. Cajetan's Church in Monessen. He also informed everyone about his children: Cindy (Tom) Gregg of Rostraver Township and Michael Bucci, Jr. of Mt. Lebanon; grandchildren: Theo Allyn (Lyn) Kelley and Krista Bucci of Pittsburgh, Ashley Galloway of York, PA and Tommy Gregg of Rostraver Township and his great-granddaughter, Olivia Reese Kelley. He was a longtime member of the Rostraver Township Lions Club where he was honored 3 times as Lion of the Year. From 1996-1997, he was District Governor of District 14-E (Westmoreland County) and was presented the Governer's Excellence Award by Past International President Augustin Soliva. Because of the devoted service in various capacities at the local, district and state levels, he was recognized as a Melvin Jones Fellow, Lions International's highest recognition for dedicated humanitarian services, as well as the PA Counselor's Award and Lions International's Leadership Medal from Past International President Dr. Jean Behar. Friends will be received on Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the JAMES C. STUMP FUNERAL HOME INC., 580 Circle Drive, Belle Vernon/ Rostraver Township (724-929-7934), where a Blessing Service will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in the Church of St. Anne, 1870 Rostraver Road, Belle Vernon, PA 15012 with the Rev. Vincent J. Gigliotti, celebrant. Interment, with Military honors, will follow in West Newton Cemetery.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Sept. 19, 2011
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