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Happy birthday dad!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Today would have been my dads 76th birthday if he had not died 20 years ago from complications due to an inoperable brain tumor. I miss him still. he was a great person. One of those people who could talk to anyone, knew just about everyone and was a walking talking road map of the tri-state area.

Eugene Francis Palucci, brother of two sisters, father of 5, married 35 years, US Navy, volunteer fireman, Cub scout & Boy scout leader, coach for too many years to count for my 4 brothers baseball teams, Teamster, all around great guy.

They discovered a brain tumor and at the time it was inoperable. This was about 6 years before AOL and the Internet became accessible to most people. We had to rely solely on the doctor. I know if it happened today we would have had better options, a lot more information, he might not have died.

I wish he was here to meet my son, they would have loved each other. My dad now has 10 grand kids, he was so thrilled with my daughter Heather & my brothers daughter Shannon. He died 11 days after my brothers son Mark was born, he didn't get a chance to see the rest. He would have loved them all.

I still talk to him, I still miss him. The pain is not as sharp, but its still there.

This is my dad at my wedding 25 years ago:



Miss you dad, Love you,wish you were still here.


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  • v REBECCATKD
    What a beautiful tribute to your dad. Thanks for sharing his story.
    1516 days ago
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