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Dennis Armand "DA" Lucchesi

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photoDennis Armand "DA" Lucchesi, beloved husband and father passed away on August 18, 2005.

Dennis was born on June 5, 1945 in

Ukiah, California to Joseph Peter and Carmen Ford Lucchesi. He attended River Union Grammar School and graduated from Ukiah High School in 1963. He worked at Mendocino State Hospital for a brief period. He started working at Laurentide Finance of Ukiah in 1965. Later, he worked for C.I.T. Finance in San Francisco as manager of the Montgomery Street Office. He was united in marriage to Paula J. Friedrich and to this union two children were born. Dennis and Paula were co-owners and operators of Cal Marin Mortgage for 20 years. DA brought life and light into every room he entered. He was a songwriter and singer who's vocation was a loan broker, but who's advocation was his music. DA was famous for his singing of "Proud Mary". Dennis was a member of Saint Isabella's Catholic Church, the San Rafael Elks Club, and Club Italia of Marin and was manager and player for Guild Winery softball team of Ukiah and Marin Joe's Softball team for numerous years. He enjoyed watching and betting on sports.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1985.

He is survived by his loving wife of over 24 years, Paula, his two children to whom he was devoted to, Dustin Joseph Lucchesi and Dinelle Marie Lucchesi all of San Rafael, his mother, Carmen Lucchesi of Talmage, two brothers and their wives, Donald and Raylene Lucchesi of Talmage and David and Sandi Lucchesi of Walnut Creek, California and many nieces, nephews and numerous family and friends.

Funeral Mass will be at 1pm on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at St. Isabella's Church in San Rafael.

An additional funeral service will be held at 11 am Thursday, August 25, 2005 at Eversole Mortuary in Ukiah. Burial will follow at Ukiah Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 12 noon to 5 pm and 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at the Eversole Mortuary.

Memorial contributions to the American Heart Association are preferred.

Published in Ukiah Daily Journal on Aug. 23, 2005
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