Rich Lucchesi (1952-2020)

Rich Lucchesi

Rich Lucchesi

Richard J. Lucchesi, 68, of Cold Spring, and formerly of New Windsor, died Nov. 3, while he waited outside the Methodist Church for the polls to open.

He was born in New York City on Jan. 24, 1952, the son of Anthony and Ann Marie (Barresi) Lucchesi.

Rich, who was known to coworkers as “gadgetman,” was a retired master electrician with IBEW Local No. 363 in Harriman. He attended the Grace Community Church in Newburgh and the Home Church in Wallkill. He was also a member of Planet Fitness and Gold’s Gym in Newburgh. Rich enjoyed hiking, kayaking and riding his Harley Davidson, and he loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchild, his family said.

He is survived by his mother, who resides in Sea Cliff, New York; his wife, Nanci Sobier-Maier; his children: Thomas Lucchesi (Elizabeth) of New Windsor; Dawnmarie Busweiler (Michael) of the Town of Newburgh and Maryann Williams (Dennis) of Highland; his former spouse and the mother of his children, Kathleen Lucchesi of New Windsor; his brothers, Michael Lucchesi (Patricia) of East Meadow, New York, and John Lucchesi (Laurine) of Sea Cliff; his grandchildren: Kristina, Joseph, Faith, Katelyn, Landon and TJ; and a great-granddaughter, Olivia.

Visitation will take place on Sunday (Nov. 8) from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at White, Venuto and Morrill Funeral Home, 188 N. Plank Road, in Newburgh, followed by a funeral service. Burial will take place Monday (Nov. 9) at Mt. St. Mary’s Cemetery in Queens.

Memorial donations may be made to the Vails Gate Fire Co., P.O. Box 101, Vails Gate, NY 12584.

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