Philip A. Tucci of Monroe Township passed away peacefully on April 27, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. He was 96 years old. Phil was born August 19,1922 in Montclair NJ to Michael and Antoinette Tucci. He was the second of six siblings. His early education in Montclair was in the parochial and public school systems. He also served as Vice-President of George Inness junior high school. Throughout his teenage years and into adulthood, he was famous for his excellence as a golfer.
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During World War II, he enlisted in the Naval Airforce and fought in The Pacific. After his honorable discharge he joined the New York Province of the Jesuits. He then attended Saint Peter's University in Jersey City, NJ and graduated with a BA in English. He was an administrator at The Ateneo de Zamboanga University in the Philippines for twelve years.
When returning back to the US, he earned his MA in accounting from Fordham University. Phil went on to work for the Board of Education in New York. Years later, he became the business administrator for Saint Frances De Sales School for the Deaf, in Brooklyn, NY. He retied after thirty years of service.
Phil is survived by his wife Mercedes Tucci of Monroe Township, his daughter Maria Soccor of Union, his youngest brother Michael Tucci of Sarasota, Florida and his younger sister, Geraldine Weinspach of Clifton, NJ. Three of his siblings, Peter A. Tucci, Joseph C. Tucci and Alba Munn are deceased.
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