SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Billy Fuccillo, who had a ‘huge’ personality that captured the attention of New Yorkers for years through his commercials, has died. He was 65.
The Syracuse Auto Dealers Association sent an email to its members Friday, saying "It is with great sadness that we advise you of the passing of former member and friend, Billy Fuccillo."
He and his son, Billy Fuccillo Jr., owned several car dealerships across upstate New York and Florida, which he promoted with his trademark slogan “It’s gonna be Huuuuuuge.” The two had recently sold five of their dealerships in Syracuse and Rochester, and the locations in Florida.
Fuccillo was a graduate of Syracuse University.
He passed away at his home in Florida after months of declining health, according to SADA.
His funeral will be held on Friday, June 25, at Our Lady of Pompei/St. Peter Church, 301 Ash St., Syracuse. Calling hours will be held from 3 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, at Thomas J. Pirro Jr. Funeral Home, 3401 Vickery Road, North Syracuse.