In Remembrance of Michael John Carlucci
Michael John CarlucciDunmore, PA January 31, 1920 ~ September 7, 2014 Date of Service: September 11, 2014
Michael J. Carlucci, 94, a longtime Dunmore funeral director and pillar of the community, died Sunday evening in the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania.
Born in Dunmore, he was the son of the late John “Jack” and Mary Coviello Carlucci. Together with his late parents and brother Leonard, he owned and operated the Carlucci Funeral Home. Mike attended Dunmore schools and graduated from St.Thomas High School in Scranton. He was a graduate of the American Academy of Funeral Service in New York City and was a licensed funeral director in Pennsylvania for over 65 years. A member of the greatest generation, he served honorably as a member of the U.S. Army in the Medical Corps during WWII in the European, African, and Middle Eastern Theater of Operations. He was a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish in Dunmore, The Dunmore-Rome Club, The San Cataldo Club in Dunmore, and the former Willow Club in Dunmore, and both The Lackawanna County Funeral Directors Association and Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association.
Known affectionately as “Uncle Mike” to many family and friends, he was an extremely generous and patriotic individual, always having an American flag visible in his funeral home for all to admire. Uncle Mike could be found spending many hours on the funeral home porch reading several newspapers everyday, waving and greeting those who walked and drove past.
He was a frequent diner in numerous Dunmore restaurants and was quick to generously treat someone to a drink or pay for their dinner.
His family would like to thank the many caregivers in his life over the past several years, this includes Terry, his devoted friend and neighbor Joan Deykes, the many nurses and aides at the Jewish Home and those that cared for him at his home.
Surviving are nine nieces and nephews, Thomas Cali and his wife Esther, State College, Maria Cali and Jay Cali, Dunmore, Michael Cali, Olyphant, Mary Lou Carlucci, Ithaca, NY, John Carlucci and his wife Lisa, Vestal, NY, Jack Carlucci, Voorhees, NJ, Ann Martino and her husband Vincent, Madison Township and Robert Carlucci and his wife Carla, Clarks Summit; two sisters-in-law, Victoria Carlucci, Vestal, NY, and Florence Carlucci, Dunmore, cousins Phyllis Wilding and her husband Michael, and Michelle Cawley, all of Dunmore and numerous great nieces and nephews and colleagues and friends from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc.
He was preceded in death by a sister Grace Cali and three brothers, Jack, Vito, and Leonard Carlucci.
The funeral will be Thursday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street in Dunmore. Interment with full military honors will follow the mass in St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow, on
the family lot.
Friends may call Wednesday from 1-6pm
Memorial contributions may be made in Mike’s honor to the donor’s favorite charity.