In Memory

Arthur N. Ferrucci Sr.

Arthur Nicholas Ferrucci, Sr. of New Haven passed away April 13, 2022, in Yale-New Haven Hospital-St. Raphael Campus. He is the beloved husband of 69 years of Phyllis Marchitto Ferrucci. Born in New Haven on July 30, 1930, son of the late Nicholas and Josephine Puglisi Ferrucci, Art was a proud US Air Force veteran attaining the rank of Staff Sargeant, stationed in Geneva, New York, during the Korean Conflict.

As a young boy, he delivered newspapers which began his career with the New Haven Register, ultimately becoming its Circulation Director. After retirement from the Register, he continued his career as Circulation Director for the Bridgeport Post. He was a member of the New England Association of Circulation Executives, serving as President in 1976.

As an avid boater, Art is a 65-year member of the New Haven Power Squadron, a member of City Point Yacht Club, a former 30-year member of Branford Yacht Club, the Coast Guard Auxiliary West Haven Flotilla 1711, and served as a Past Commander.

In 1980, dear friend and former Mayor, Biagio DiLieto, appointed Art to the New Haven Board of Police Commissioners of which he was Chairman from 1984 until 1992. He was also appointed to the Police and Firemen’s Pension Board and served as its President from 1984 to 1990. Art was also appointed as a State Harbor Commissioner for New Haven in 1973 by Governor Ella T. Grasso and served as President from 1976 until 2000. He was also a member of the Annex YMA and the West Haven Italian American Club and a past member of the Police Commissioners Association of Connecticut and the New Haven Rotary Club.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his devoted daughter Donna Ferrucci and her husband Robert Burrell; grandchildren Jamie (Lisa) Ferrucci, Arthur (Ashley) Ferrucci, III, Jennifer (Vincent) Benevento, Matthew (Maria) Ferrucci, and Amanda (James) Arcangelo; sister Arlene; 18 great-grandchildren and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends whose relationships he cherished. He was predeceased by his son Arthur Ferruci Jr. and great-grandson Keanu Ferrucci.

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