Louis David Fucini, 87
BRUNSWICK — Louis David Fucini, 87, formerly of Wadsworth Street, died Oct. 7 at Thornton Hall.
Fucini was born on Jan. 10, 1925, in Bristol, Conn., the son of Catullo and Theresa Perotti Fucini. He graduated from Bristol High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served from 1943 to 1946. While in the Navy, Fucini trained for radio operation, radar, gunnery and operational flight training at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Fla.
After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Fucini studied at Bryant College in Providence, R.I., and graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration. In 1949, he enlisted in the Air Force and later flew as a crewman on a B-29 Super Fortress during combat in the Korean War, for which he received the Korean War Service Medal.
Fucini retired from the Air Force in 1968, and then worked as a deputy sheriff for the Pinellas County (Florida) Sheriff’s Department. He retired from the department with the rank of court bailiff.
Fucini was an avid ham radio operator. He also enjoyed watching baseball and basketball, and was a lifelong fan of the Red Sox and Celtics.
He married Marjorie Mae Robb on Jan. 27, 1956, and is predeacesed by her and by his daughter, Constance Murphy.
Fucini is survived by his brother, Albert Primo John Fucini, and his wife, Beatrice, of Bristol, Conn.; son Michael and his wife, Jennifer, of Durham; son Stephen and his wife, Maria, of Lebanon, N.H.; his former daughter-in-law, Stella Richard and her husband, Louis, of Gardner; grandchildren Kristina Fucini, of Auburn, Louis Fucini, Elizabeth Fucini and Andrew Fucini, all of Goose Creek, S.C., Donna Colford, of Bangor and Frank Grover of Spring Lake, N.C.; great-grandchildren Ava Lynn, Madison Leigh, Bradley Louis, Jacob Michael and Kale Timothy; and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will he held Saturday, Oct. 13, at 11:30 a.m. at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick. A service will follow at 1 p.m. Full military honors will be held at the funeral home, and burial at Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery will follow at a later date.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Thornton Hall for their fine care of Fucini in his final months. The family also gives special thanks to Dr. Roy Nakamura of Martin's Point Health Care, who took excellent care of both Fucini and his wife Marjorie for many years.
Memorial condolences may be expressed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com.