Henry MerucciName: Henry Merucci
Date of Death: July 31, 2014
Age at death: 88
Henry Louis Merucci, 88, passed away July 31, 2014. Born March 27, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. He resided in Bradenton, FL since 1977. Henry attended Cooley High School in Detroit and after High School he served in the US Army during WW II and was stationed in France from 1944 thru 1945.
Henry was in the Construction Industry for 45 Years, during 20 of those years of his career, he was Co-Owner of Merucci Bros. Excavating Co. in Farmington, Michigan. While in the Detroit area, Henry served as a Scout Master for the Boy Scouts of America. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and attended many Christian Retreats at St. Paul of the Cross. He was always in attendance for his three Sons sporting events and his Daughter's piano recitals. In Florida he was always there for his Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. Henry was an avid fan of all the Detroit Pro Sport Teams. Henry was a loving husband, father and friend who will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years Antoinette (Miele), his 4 Children, Louis (Lynn), Susan (Jim Harwick), Michael and Paul (Connie). 5 Grandchildren, Matthew (Christine), Amanda (James Callihan), Tiffany (Andy Hovanec), Daniel (Clarisa) and Anthony, 4 Great Grandchildren, Caitlyn & Conor Callihan, Vincent Merucci and Jase Hovanec. Visitation will be held Sunday August 10, 2014 from 6 to 8 PM at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, 43rd Street Chapel, 604 43rd St. W., Bradenton, FL 34209. Funeral Mass will be held Monday August 11, 2014 at 9:15 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church 3100 26th St. W. Bradenton, FL 34205.
A Military Burial Service will be held at 2:00 PM at the Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241. Memorial remembrances may be directed to: The Rosary Shrine of Saint Jude, Dominican Friars, 141 E. 65h Street, New York, NY 10065-6699. Condolence to: www.brownandsonsfuneral.com