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  • "I worked many summers at West Point. An Al Bucci worked..."
    - Douglas Kendall
  • "I love you grandpa. My memories of you will always be, you..."
    - Brittany Bucci-Sperling
  • "Sending my sympathies to all of you. I cared for Alfred..."
    - Joanne and Genny Hewitt
  • "Grandpa, you were a great part of my childhood. I have so..."
    - Jennifer Bucci-Rivas
  • "I love you grandpa. You will forever be in my heart and..."
    - Melissa Setzer
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1/17/1922 - 5/3/2017

POLK CITY - Alfred Bucci passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at the age of 95. Al was a respected and decorated WWII veteran.
As a Private First Class in the US Army, he received the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, Silver Star, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Good conduct Medal, Pre-Pearl Harbor Ribbon and the ETO Ribbon with 6 Battle Stars. He fought in 6 major battles during WWII in North Africa, Sicily, Normandy, Belgium and Germany. He was on the third boat that touched down on Omaha Beach and was the only soldier in his regiment to survive the Nazi barrage on D-day.
Al is survived by his brothers David and Paul Bucci, his two children: Paula Bucci and Michael Bucci, his grandchildren Jennifer Rivas, Melissa Setzer, Jessica Hestermann, Melanie DiFerdinando, Brittany Sperling and his great grandchildren Michael, Brandon, Mathew, Melody, Skylee, Nevaeh, Grayson, John Jr., Sylvia and Natalina.


Published in Ledger from May 12 to May 13, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home
2198 K-Ville Ave | Auburndale, FL 33823 | (863) 967-8558
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