December 12, 2011
September 1st, 1931 – December 12th, 2011
An immigrant from Marlia, Italy, Enrico Pucci left his family and came to America in 1951 at the age of 19. Landing in San Francisco he began a fifty-year journey in the restaurant business – a journey in which he became a fixture of the North Beach restaurant scene until he opened his eponymous Marin County restaurant, Pucci’s, in 1982.
From North Beach to Fairfax, “Pucci,” as he was called by his friends, neighbors, and customers, was known for his sparkling personality, his charming smile, and his passion for life – all of which he displayed prominently during his years in the restaurant business.
Though Pucci was a man of many talents and accomplishments, he will be remembered as the loving husband of his wife, Antoinette; the devoted father to his children, Rick, Alicia Susi, and Michael; the proud grandfather of Ricky, Frankie, Emilio, and Tony; and as a one-in-a-million character to his many friends and acquaintances.
A memorial service will be held at St. Isabella’s Church in San Rafael, California on December 29. A fine party, celebrated “Pucci-style” at La Toscana Restaurant, will follow for all who knew and loved him.
Please feel free to use this electronic registry to leave a comment or a remembrance of Pucci – he touched many lives and we are proud of his legacy.
Rick, Alicia, Susi, Mike, Laura, Tina, Mark, Ricky, Frankie, Emilio, and Tony