Gino D. Carlucci 89, a lifelong town resident, and a longtime summer resident of Sandwich, died Friday morning at Milford Regional Medical Center, shortly after his arrival there. He was the beloved husband of Antonietta I. (Carlucci) Carlucci. Born in Franklin, March 18, 1923, a son of the late Michael and Antoinette "Tillie" (Lozzi) Carlucci, he was raised and educated in Franklin, and was a 1940 graduate of Franklin High School. Mr. Carlucci was a retired self employed home builder and contractor. He also worked in the family business of M. Carlucci & Sons Paving Co. In later years Mr. Carlucci worked as the afternoon door attendant at the Oteri Funeral Home. He served proudly in the US Navy during WW II. He served with the 6th Naval Beach Battalion at the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. He attained the rank of carpenter's mate 3/class and was awarded the European-African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon, the WW II Victory Medal, the American Theater Ribbon, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged in February, 1946. He was a member of the Quattro Eroi Lodge #1414 Sons of Italy in Franklin, and was a Life Member and Past Commander of Franklin Post #3402 VFW. He was a frequent participant in the annual Memorial Day and July 4th parades, and was Grand Marshall of the July 4th parade twice. He was a lifetime communicant of St. Mary's Church, and an active member of the Franklin Senior Citizens. Surviving in addition to his wife of 2 years are his son Gino D. Carlucci, Jr. and his wife Pandora of Franklin; 2 daughters, Maryann Hagan of Franklin, Kathy Amendola and her husband Peter of Franklin; a brother Michael "Mickey" Carlucci and his wife Marcia of Franklin; a sister Marion Arcaro of Franklin; and 6 grandchildren, Eric & Melissa Baril, Michael & Nathan Carlucci, and Alison & Pete Amendola. He is also the brother of the late John Carlucci and Florence Bussaglia. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Monday, April 23, 2012 at 9:15AM from the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home, 33 Cottage Street, www.oterifuneralhome.com, with a funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church at 10:00 AM. Interment with military honors will follow in the family lot in St. Mary's Cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday, April 22, 2012 from 2 - 6 PM. Donations in his memory sent to the American
P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241, would be appreciated.
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Published in The Country Gazette from Apr. 21 to Apr. 28, 2012