James Vincent Fucile born November 8, 1924 passed away in his home on January 27, 2006 surrounded by his family. Mr Fucile was a resident of Manhattan Beach for 52 years. Jim, as he was known by his friends, was a successful business man, and a philanthropist in the community. He was past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, council #4567 of Manhattan Beach, a past president of The Volunteer Center, the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Hermosa Beach Kiwanis. Jim was preceded in death by his wife Irene and his two sons, Alan and Billy. He is survived by his loving friend Nell Drummond and his children Susan Preston, David Fucile, Patricia and David Hopper, Jeffrey Fucile, Barbara and Stuart Tedford, Mariann Fucile, and his grandchildren Lisa, Brian, Brad, Stephanie, Kristian, Tonia, Alan, Morgan, Karly, Nicole and 4 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at America Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach on Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at 6:30 P.M. followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Knights of Columbus, Manhattan Beach or Kiwanis of Hermosa Beach or The South Bay Volunteer Center.

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  1. Jim Pucile Family:We are sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to meet up with him earlier this month while in CA, however we did so the previous two Januarys, and did so enjoy our visits with him. He was always so upbeat.We will miss our long-time, trusted friend.

  2. I was saddened to hear of your father’s passing. He has been in my prayers for many years. God’s blessings to all of you.

  3. Dear Fucile Family (yes David that includes you.) I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I only hope you can find some comfort in knowing that he is now with your mom, at peace, happy and free. Please let me share this with you: “Perhaps they are not stars in the sky but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know that they are happy” I am so glad that I was able to visit your dad several years ago to show him pictures of his newest great-grandson, Bailey who will be 5 in April. I believe it brought him much joy. We talked for quite a while as I showed him pictures of both of his great-grandsons and brought him up to date with their activities. They are both fine boys and are healthy and happy. Again, I am so sorry for your lose. I have also lost both my parents and the quote above gives me much peace. I hope it will for all of you. Regards Pam

  4. Jim was a great supporter of the Volunteer Center and I enjoyed my accqaintance with him and working on committees with him. I was very pleased to see him attend recent Board meetings when he was able to attend. I will miss his cheerfulness and interest. I wish his family well and extend my condolences for the loss. Mike friedman

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