Vincent Raucci, Sr., born on July 2, 1932 in New Haven, CT, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Donato (Daniel) Raucci and Angelina (Sparaco) Raucci (proud Italian immigrants) and was one of nine siblings. He is survived by his beloved spouse of 63 years Mary Elizabeth (Mack) Raucci and his loving children, Eileen Maresca (Anthony) of East Haven, Angela Palumbo (Salvatore) of Killingworth, Sandra Burlakoff (Ronald) of Killingworth and his son Vincent Raucci, Jr. (Monica) of East Haven. He was blessed with 11 grandchildren, Erica DiLeonardo (Chaz), Bianca Kaczor (John), Nicole Palumbo, Tony Maresca (Emily), Britany Gies (Kyle), Vincent Raucci III (Bianca), Joseph Maresca (Amanda), Teresa Rockwell (Jack), Alyssa Lancelin (Jack), Alec Burlakoff, Maria Pace (Anthony) and 18 great grandchildren whom he loved with all of his heart. Vincent was an excellent baseball player (pitcher) who was invited to the Cleveland Indians training camp. He volunteered and is a veteran of the United States Air Force serving the country he loved during the Korean War. He returned from his service and worked for Sears Roebuck & Co. until his retirement. During his retirement he loved spending time traveling across the country with his wife. He loved visiting the casino, watching the UCONN women’s basketball, New York Mets and New York Giants, but most of all he loved spending time with his family and attending all of his grandchildren’s life events. Vincent was a genuinely kind person and left a positive impact on so many lives. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Yale CICU for the care and compassion he was shown. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association in honor of his great grandson Chaz Rocco DiLeonardo, Jr.
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