Luigi Mario Delucchi
1955 - 2020
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Luigi Mario Delucchi
December 16, 1955 - December 27, 2020
Resident of Martinez, CA
Luigi, a beloved husband, father and Papa passed away, at his home that he loved, surrounded by the overwhelming love of his family and with the faith that he is now in the arms of our loving God.
Luigi was born in Oakland to Silvio and Angela Delucchi and grew up in Pleasant Hill. He graduated from De La Salle High School and Sacramento State University. He worked at Macy's for many years as a buyer where he made lifelong friends. In 2001 he started his own business, CLM Group, and was proud of its success. Moreover, he was proud of the contribution that his and the company's efforts made toward the success of his clients and the small businesses that he helped to prosper.
Lou was authentically a good man. He was honest, loyal, forgiving and had a compassionate heart for everyone whom he encountered. He worked hard for his family and created a warm and safe home. He loved his garden, especially when it was full of blooming color. Lou loved to cook his favorite foods, craft something beautiful and travel. This past year Lou was deeply concerned and prayed for the county he loved so much. He always looked for the light to overcome the darkness. He was an optimist, and that spirit gave strength and energy to his family and friends.
Lou was a cherished husband to his wife of 42 years, Diane Delucchi. He was a dedicated father to his daughter Andrea and her husband Chris Hand and to his daughter Lauren and her husband Conan Graham. His special joy was his granddaughter Madison Graham. His happiest times were when he was in their company.
Lou will be missed by his sister, Maria Delucchi (Ayman Kahale), brothers-in-law, Robert (Irma) DeBenedetti and Rico (Dena) DeBenedetti & nephews, Tony Maki, Giovanni Maki, Dominic DeBenedetti & nieces, Angelia Collett and Alyssa Prince, his mother-in-law & gardening buddy, Jackie DeBenedetti & finally, many cousins in Italy. Lou's life was blessed by the many dear family and friends whose companionship, faith and love enriched his life.
A memorial will be scheduled after COVID subsides. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or to St. Vincent de Paul at Christ the King Parish in Pleasant Hill. Family and Friends are encouraged to leave condolences and view photos by visiting Luigi's online obituary on

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Published in East Bay Times on Jan. 7, 2021.
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January 16, 2021
Lou was a wonderful person.
He had the values of family, Christianity, honesty and integrity that made him the best a man can be and trustworthy to all.
I am deeply saddened that he will not be with us to celebrate our family gatherings and for my sister Diane who loved him so.
Our faith is that Lou is with his Savior.
Robert DeBenedetti
January 12, 2021
Luigi is forever in the hearts and prayers of the Santos family and beyond. Luigi will forever be regarded as a steadfast leader, motivator, and a mentor to his community and those close to him. Thank You for everything you've given to this world.
Daniel Santos
January 11, 2021
We have so many fond memories of family camping trips and times together. Lou always brought humor, great conversation and a ready smile to gatherings. Lou was always so gentle and kind. We will miss him, and send love and prayers to Diane and the girls and family.
Mary Ann and Mike Mattos
Mary Ann Mattos
January 11, 2021
Lou was a good friend and neighbor. We will miss seeing him across the street, always making sure his front yard looked beautifully tended. He will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Diane and family.
Lissette Jorge-Uyehara
January 11, 2021
My heart and deepest symphony goes out to Diane, the girls and all the family.
I’m so saddened by the passing of Luigi. I’ve known he and Diane from our Macy days! It was so much fun seeing Lou, Diane and the girls just a little over a year ago reminiscing and laughing about those days.
He’s such a great guy so kind, caring and funny.
Luigi will be missed so much!

Warm Caring Thoughts,

Vera Braswell
January 10, 2021
Uncle Lou, Aunt Diane and I at my Confirmation
Uncle Lou was an amazing man! I had the honor of having him and Aunt Diane as my God Parents. He was so supportive and attended every Birthday party and school function!

I have many many great memories and jokes with Uncle Lou. When I was in college he was kind enough to let me work for his company CLM. He was a great boss, patient and saw the best in people. Everyone loved working for him.

He loved his Venti Americano coffee from Starbucks with two fingers worth of cream. I remember growing up when I would go stay with them or he would come visit he would always treat me to a Starbucks! When I worked for him on Fridays he would treat the office to an afternoon coffee and I would get to go pick them up! :)

When I was in high school I was in the marching band and Uncle Lou and Aunt Diane came to watch one of the football games. As I marched passed him he yelled, "Alyssa, it's your Uncle Lou"! We both laughed and always cherished that memory. :)

On the day Uncle Lou passed without knowing it was happening. I went and watched the sunset at Shell Beach right next to the Cliffs Hotel where Uncle Lou always told me was one of his favorite spots. It was a beautiful sunset that day. God was opening the doors to heaven for him.

Uncle Lou you are already missed so much! Thank you for all the wonderful memories. I love you so much and will always cherish our time together. Love, Alyssa
Alyssa Prince
January 10, 2021
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Stephanie Fitzpatrick
January 10, 2021
We are greatly saddened to hear of Lou's passing. Attending mass at CTK (when we return) we will miss seeing Lou with Diane at the 5pm service front left pews, where he always shared a smile and greeting. Our hearts go out to Diane and entire family near and far.
Rosemary and Bernie Mark
January 9, 2021
Linda and Tom Henry
January 9, 2021
My dear Diane and family,
Tom and I are so saddened to hear of Lou’s passing. He, of course, is at peace which is of comfort to you.
Although our memories are but a few we ALWAYS had the best time with Lou and Diane. He was quite a guy and we are so sorry we were not able to spend more time with him. We know Lou from his beloved wife Diane (whom Linda worked with for years as a Macy’s Business Manager) and always treasured the times we did get together. His obituary is touching and telling and gives us more insite into his life. Thank You for sharing Lou with us. God Bless You All
Love, Linda and Tom
Linda and Tom Henry
January 9, 2021
Bay to Breakers finish line 2019
These are some little things and memories I will always cherish about my Uncle.

Uncle Lou ran the Bay to Breakers in San Francisco every year for many decades. It always was a special time for me when we connected at the finish line at Ocean Beach.

My uncle loved to enjoy a sunny day at the beach and always had a great tan in the summer.

I shared in his love for Tapioca pudding and always was happy when my Grandma Jackie would make it specifically for him and share some with us before she brought it over to the Delucchis.

Uncle Lou was there for not only all his children's milestone, but for his nieces and nephews as well. He came to every baptism, birthday, graduation, and helped my family with a big move.

He was like a brother to my father. I will miss them joking around and making eachother laugh.

I will miss him dearly. There is peace in knowing he is Heaven with our Savior. Rest in Peace Uncle Lou ❤
Angelia Collett
January 8, 2021
St. Mark's Square Venice
Lou was a great brother in law....kind, caring and always giving of his time. Enjoyed many good times with Lou...this night in 2015 was a favorite.
Dena DeBenedetti
January 8, 2021
On our trip to Savona in 2015, will miss my Uncle dearly.
Dominic DeBenedetti
January 8, 2021
Luigi was a mentor, a boss and a friend and I am a much better person both personally and professionally for having known him. I am grateful for the wisdom he shared with me and for taking me under his wing. I am also grateful for the warm welcome his loving family has shown to me over the years. I love you all and I love and miss you Luigi! Thank you for being my friend.
Carl Wood
January 8, 2021
We will always remember Lou as a good friend and will miss him so much. His obituary accurately portrays his dedication to Diane and his family. We fondly remember all of our group camping trips and many dinners and social gatherings. Rest in peace dear friend.
George and Toni Vetek
Toni Vetek
January 8, 2021
In loving memory of our cousin Luigi, we will miss you..
Carla, Doriana, Alex
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January 7, 2021
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Roxana Aguilar
January 7, 2021
So sorry to hear the passing of Luigi, I met Luigi through his wife, Diane. Luigi was a wonderful husband, loving father, he will be missed dearly. My deepest condolences to the Delucchi family.
Billy Chiu
January 7, 2021
Thank you Luigi for letting me be part of your life. For all the times we ran in bay breakers In San Francisco. For all the conversations we had as we ran along the route. You lived a very courageous life.
You were my hero
Peter swallow
January 7, 2021
Dear Diane and family, We are so sorry to hear about the your loss, and the passing of Lou. I know time distanced our friendship over the years but I will always remember him as a good friend, a caring husband, and wonderful father. I am sure his presence will be greatly missed. This year has certainly been a year of sorrow for so many. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Steve, Ann, & Kelsey Furtado
Steve Furtado
January 7, 2021
I had the pleasure of working with Luigi since 2007. I have never met a person with such kindness, empathy, and integrity. Truly a wonderful man. It has been a great pleasure working with you these many years. Luigi will be missed by all whose lives he touched. May his light and deeds shine for all of us during these dark times, and serve as a reminder that even the longest night gives way to morning. Godspeed and God bless.
January 7, 2021
Truly a man of great compassion, strength and kindness. We knew him as a husband, father and grandfather that gave of himself tirelessly to make the lives of his family and friends better in any way he could.

He will be missed, but never forgotten.
Lauren Graham
January 6, 2021
We were very sorry to hear of Luigi's passing. Please accept our deepest condolences to your entire family. John and Peg Nesbit
John and Peg Nesbit
January 6, 2021
In Italy with his cousins, wife and daughter and son in law
He was the worlds best dad. He was honest, loving, funny and fair. I will miss him everyday.

He truly wanted to help everyone that he could and wanted them to succeed in the way they desired. He lived his life and ran his own small business in that spirit everyday.
Andrea Hand
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