County Residents Invited to Attend
The service will feature remarks by state Senate President Stephen Sweeney, Sen. Tom Kean Jr., Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, a video message from Gov. Chris Christie, and remarks by Sen. Bucco’s grandchildren, Anthony “Rocco,” Lauren, and Jenna.
Pastor Sidney Williams of Bethel AME Church in Morristown will give the invocation.
The event will be held at the Dragonetti Auditorium in the Student Community center on the campus of CCM, at 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph, NJ 07869.
Attendees will be guided in parking their vehicles by officers at the site. There will be shuttle buses available to take residents from the parking lot to the event entrance.
Sen. Bucco, a lifelong resident of Boonton, died on Sept.16. He was 81.
Tony served the community he loved for over 40 years in elected office, rising from Boonton Alderman and Mayor, to Morris County Freeholder, State Assemblyman, and eventually a State Senator, which he served through seven Governors.
His passion for helping others allowed him to touch countless lives on issues large and small across the region and state. In addition to serving as the lead Republican voice on the state budget, he was proud of meaningful laws that supported Lake Hopatcong, increased drunk driving penalties, and safe-haven protections for moms and infants.
Beyond his legislative service, Tony was president of Baker Titan Adhesives, a manufacturing company based in Paterson, served as a volunteer and board member for countless non-profit organizations, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve, serving from 1957-1965.
He is survived by his beloved wife of more than 60 years, Helen, and their son, Anthony M. Bucco, and his wife, Amy; grandchildren, Anthony II (Josie), Lauren Haggart (Brian), Jenna Bucco, and his step-grandchildren, John Ciamillo, Sarah Ciamillo, DVM, and Emily Cadematori (Ken); and great-grandchildren, Declan, Kaid and Valentina. He was predeceased by his sister, Anna Marie Bucco.
Donations in Sen. Bucco’s memory are requested to be made to the Boonton Kiwanis First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 16, Boonton, N.J. 07005, or the Boonton Fire Department.