Cecil Lucci

August 26, 1929 ~ December 1, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Cecil Lucci Obituary

Cecil (Sistilio Antonio) Lucci, of Concord Township, Ohio, formerly of Youngstown

and New Middletown, Ohio, passed away peacefully on December 1, 2023, at the age

of 94.

 He was born on August 26, 1929, in Pacentro, L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy. Although he

permanently resided in the U.S. since 1947, Cecil was immensely proud of his Italian

heritage. A long-time member of Youngstown’s Pacentrano Club, at one point he was a

league commissioner and a captain of five weekly bocce teams in the Mahoning Valley

and won many awards playing bocce.

Cecil served his country in the Ohio National Guard, and in the U.S. Army when it was

activated during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1953. Cecil

worked as a pipefitter for the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company, retiring in 1983

after 35 years of service. Following his first retirement, he worked another 20 years for

Covelli Enterprises.

In addition to bocce, Cecil had many hobbies and interests. In his younger years, he

was a proficient winemaker and Scrabble player, a bowler, and a golfer. In his later

years, he completed puzzles and was an avid card player. With a penchant for

gardening, Cecil grew and tended an assortment of plants and vegetables his entire life.

Cecil’s family and friends knew him as a hard-working, honorable, and congenial man.

He prided himself on being able to fix anything, even if it was with duct tape and wire.

He is predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Angeline (DelGarbino) of Warren, son,

Joseph David Lucci, parents, Giuseppe and Concetta (Larocca) Lucci, parents-in-law,

Rocco and Pearl (Stefani) DelGarbino, siblings, Alberto Lucci and Anna (Lucci)

Centofanti, great-grandson, Noah Sistilio Lucci, and a brother-in-law, Eugene


He is survived by his sons, Judge Eugene Lucci (Amy Wunderle) of Concord Township

and Major Richard Lucci (USAF, Retired) (Cynthia Satola) of Colorado Springs, four

grandchildren, Gina Lucci (Tim) Britt, Matthew (Oneida) Lucci, Gianine Lucci

(Christopher) Germano, and Jared (Maria) Lucci, three step-grandchildren, Brandy

Rymers (Nate) Young, Carly Rymers, and Delaney Rymers, seven great grandchildren,

a sister-in-law, Gloria DelGarbino (Carl) Karafa, of Champion, Ohio, and many nieces

and nephews.

 Arrangements are being handled by Clemente Funeral Homes, New Middletown and


The family will receive friends from 9:00 - 10:45 am, Thursday, December 7,

2023, at St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 10143 Main Street, New

Middletown, OH 44442. The funeral mass will be at 11:00 am at the church, officiated by

Father Matthew Zwilling. Private family interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery,

Youngstown, OH, on Monday, December 11, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Cecil’s memory may be made to St. Paul the Apostle


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December 7, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
St. Paul the Apostle Church in New Middletown
10143 Main Street
New Middletown, OH 44442

Mass of Christian Burial
December 7, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Paul the Apostle Church in New Middletown
10143 Main Street
New Middletown, OH 44442


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10143 Main Street, New Middletown, Ohio 44442, AL


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