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April 14, 1933 - September 15, 2017
Henry Howard Puccinelli Jr. left us softly and quietly on September 15, 2017. He was 84 and a resident of Marin County for 55 years. Henry was born in San Francisco on April 14,1933 to Theresa and Henry Puccinelli, and raised in the Avenues. He attended St.Cecilia's Grammar School, graduated from St. Ignatius High School in 1950, from the University of California, Berkeley in 1954 and from the University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy in 1955. Henry had been the owner of The Medicine Chest Pharmacy in Novato, West Marin Pharmacy in Pt. Reyes Station and Sights and Sounds in San Francisco. His pharmacy career lasted for over 40 years.
Henry loved life and lived it to the fullest! He was a loyal member of SIR (Sons in Retirement) branch 22 and Club Italia of Marin, and was the organizer and travel guide for many international trips that these organizations sponsored. He enjoyed great food, good wine, travel, Big Band music and all the Bay Area sports teams. Go Bears!!
Henry especially loved the family he left behind. He is survived by his loving wife of over 61 years, Adrienne, his daughters, Susan Straw (Greg) and Laura Puccinelli, and his sons, Steven (Sabrina) and Paul Puccinelli (Elizabeth). Henry was blessed with, and beloved by his eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Nyla Puccinelli of San Francisco.
A memorial service will be held at St. Anthony of Padua, 1000 Cambridge Street in Novato at 10:00 am on Friday, October 6th and a reception will follow the service. A private burial will be held.
In honor of Henry's love for dogs, the family requests donations in his memory to Guide Dogs for the Blind, P.O. Box 3950, San Rafael, CA 94912-3950 or at https://www.guidedogs.com/support-gdb/donate in lieu of flowers.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Sept. 24, 2017