Mr. Fugazzi graduated from New Dorp High School.
Following his honorable discharge, he played professional baseball for a year for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Mr. Fugazzi then served for 33 years as an FDNY firefighter. He retired in 1981 from Ladder Co. 77 in Stapleton.
He relocated to Brick in 1988.
Surviving are his
wife of 57 year, the former Priscilla Forbes; his son, Richard Jr.; his
daughters, Barbara Olivieri and Linda Califano; two sisters, Lorraine
Pebole and Arlene Macchia, and seven grandchildren.