HERBERT ALFRED MARCUCILLI, SR.
Herbert (“Herb”) Marcucilli Sr., loving husband of Theresa Marcucilli, died peacefully on September 23rd at the Lutheran Home of Southbury at the age of 91.
Born July 21st, 1928 in Port Chester, New York, Herb was the proud son of Theodore and Rose Marcucilli, Italian immigrants that arrived at Ellis Island at the turn of the 20th century. He was their third son, after his late brothers Armond (“Monte”) and Alfred, and followed by his remaining living brother, Theodore.
Herb graduated from Port Chester High School. He was an excellent student, one especially proficient in mathematics. On his 22nd birthday, he and his friends, sitting on Rye Beach, decided to enlist in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. His abilities led him to a position in Tokyo, Japan, where he began working as a data processing clerk. At that time, he worked with computer punch cards.
After his army service, Herb worked as a clerk in the King Street A&P Supermarket in Port Chester. During his early days working as a clerk, he was sought after by a company looking for young promising people with experience processing computer cards. (That same company would later become known as IBM.) He decided to stay with A&P, where he would continue to work as store manager for more than 40 years.
Herb was an avid sports fan, especially of the New York Yankees. His childhood hero was Joe DiMaggio, whom Herb considered the greatest ballplayer of all time. He and his friends would occasionally skip school to take the train to see the Yankees play a day game. Herb was also a New York Giants fan and horse racing fan. His annual trip to the Saratoga Race Course was one of his favorite vacations.
Herb met his beautiful wife, Theresa (“Sheppy”) Luvara, working in the A&P Supermarket in Port Chester. She was the light of his life. They married on February 6th, 1955 and went on to be the proud and loving parents of five sons. Herb was a dedicated father. It started from throwing his boys in their beds, then pitching to his boys and their friends at batting practice and taking them bowling during winter months. Going to Yankee Stadium was always a great day to be with his boys.
Herb is survived by his wife, Theresa; his brother, Ted; his five sons, Mark, Herbert Jr. (“Herby”), Jim, John, and Peter; his eleven grandchildren, and his five great-grandchildren.
Herb will be remembered by his family and friends as a devoted husband and father. His spirit will live on with the ones he loved.
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Lutheran Home of Southbury
990 Main St North, Southbury CT 06488