Una Hope Fucci, a Westchester resident, passed away at home Friday, September 8th. She was 85 years old.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 13th, at the Risen Christ Church at Holy Cross Mausoleum and Cemetery in Culver City.

The family asks that friends share their memories of Fucci on her memorial Web page at http://obit.lafuneral.com

She was born in Los Angeles on June 18th, 1921 to Herbert and Lillian Ball and graduated from Fremont High School in 1939.

In 1940, she married Louis Michael “Gene” Fucci and they had three children.

The Fuccis lived in Los Angeles throughout their married life, with 26 spent living on Cool Avenue in Westchester.

They co-owned and operated an Italian market with Gene’s father.

Una Fucci also worked at Johansen Tile Company from 1953 to 1964 as a bookkeeper and secretary.

In 1964, the Fuccis entered the California real estate market by buying and selling homes.

She was a world traveler and took several trips to Europe with Gene, a cruise to Alaska with her two daughters, many trips to Catalina Island with her grandchildren, an African safari with her oldest daughter, and a tour of Russia with her sister-in-law Bonnie.

In 1986 and 1996, she took all of her children and grandchildren on week-long cruises to Mexico.

“Whether tempting grandchildren with freshly made biscotti, making sausage with the family meat grinder or dancing the night away with friends, Una will be remembered for her tender spirit and kindness,” said granddaughter Erin Proudfoot.

Her grandchildren remember her as Nonna, which is Italian for grandmother. She was surrounded by family and friends when she died.

Una Fucci is survived by her three children and their spouses — Maureen and Ron Croft, Arleen and Bill Reich, and Michael and Tina Fucci — and her grandchildren.

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