Hamilton, MA — Anthony Vincent Fucillo, 66, of Hamilton, husband of Jean (Belsky) Fucillo, died Tuesday, July 3, at home with his family, following a long illness.
Born in Winthrop, Mass., on December 31, 1946, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Fucillo. He grew up in Hamilton and graduated from Hamilton-Wenham High School in 1965. He enlisted in the Navy and served during the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1968. He married Jean of Beverly in 1968, after dating her since his junior year of high school.
He held numerous jobs throughout his career, including a salesman at Ipswich Shellfish Co., and retiring as a printing technician at 3 Dimension in 2013.
Throughout his years, he could be found on the Essex River on his Lund “down river,” most often with his wife, Jean. Other hobbies included golf and following Boston sports team, especially the Patriots, where he held season tickets and enjoyed tailgating with his son and bringing his “secret-recipe ribs.” One of the highlights of his life was celebrating his 40th anniversary in Italy with his wife, and the L’Italiens, close friends since they double-dated to their high school junior prom.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his beloved children, Kimberly Klopp and her husband, David, of Utah, Michael Fucillo of Hamilton, Meg Hobbeheydar and her husband, Jaime, of New York, and Jill Ciaramitaro and her husband, Joseph, of Hamilton; his beloved brother, neighbor and friend, Henry (Chet) Fucillo and wife, Anne Fucillo; sister-in-law Janet Belsky and her husband, Peter Christmas; brother-in-law Stephen Belsky; sister, Marguerite; and many treasured friends including Rick Clarke and his wife, Karen, of Hamilton, and their children. He loved living in a neighborhood where he was able to see his many nieces and nephews grow up.
One of Tony’s greatest joys was his four grandchildren, Eloise and Madeline Ciaramitaro, and Jack and Liam Hobbeheydar, who lovingly refer to him as “Noni,” the man who can fix anything.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends and family please join us for a “Celebration of Life” at the Hamilton-Wenham Community House, on Friday June 12, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Peter Christmas, who is riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge for the third consecutive year, in honor of Tony. Please donate online at www.peterchristmas.com. One hundred percent of these donations will go to Dana Farber research to help cure Multiple myeloma.
A private ceremony will be held “down river” for his immediate family.