Michael S. Vanucci

February 2, 1960April 15, 2014
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Michael Scott Vanucci, age 54, of Brick, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at his home in Brick. Michael was born on February 2, 1960 in Pittsburgh PA, moving to Long Island, NY for many years before moving to Lakewood where he graduated Lakewood High School. Michael then later attended Rutgers University. He was the owner and operator of Michael S. Vanucci Consulting LLC for many years. Michael was an Eagle Scout, avid Steelers fan and enjoyed playing golf. Mr. Vanucci is predeceased by his mother, Maryann. He is survived by 2 daughters, Brittany Van Arsdale and Juliet Vanucci; father, Charles Vanucci, a sister, Diane Vanucci, a brother, Gary Vanucci and his wife Marji, four nephews Nelson, Nathaniel, Nicolas, and Noah, partner in life, Joanie, mother-in-law, Joan Daugherty, best friend, Jules and many other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Friday, April 18, 2014, 4-7pm at the D’Elia Funeral Home, 1300 Vermont Ave., Lakewood, NJ 08701. His funeral service will be Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 10AM at the funeral home. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Michael’s memory to the American Heart Association or the Boy Scouts of America.


  • Visitation Friday, April 18, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 19, 2014

Michael S. Vanucci

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April 24, 2014

You were a great guy who was welcomed in my life by my mom. You brought much joy and happiness into the family and I was so grateful for that. You did so much for us and were always looking out for us. No matter what activity I had to do you drove me there and always made sure I had a few bucks in my pocket. You cared for me as I was your own daughter. We had a great relationship and got a long so well. I considered you very lucky because I was a tough cookie when my mom decided to date, but you were the winner. I remember the first night I met you and I knew right away my mom was in love. You brought a smile to her face and you just fit right in as soon as you walked into the house. I looked up to you and my mom considering you both never left each other's side and always had your date nights. You were always a happy spirit in the house, telling jokes, making fun of us, or just being there concerned of my feelings. Sure we had our differences, but they made us closer. I felt so lucky that I had two father figures in my life and I knew I could count on both of them. You did everything you could to make me happy no matter what, Hey you even granted my life long wish of me being an older sister and I couldn't be more grateful for that. My sister is my life and thanks to you for making that happen. She is someone who can make you annoyed and the happiest person in the same minute. She loved you so much and thought so much of you, as any daughter would about their father. Looking at these pictures really hit me hard. You will never have a smart comment to say to me or not even a phone call to ask how I am anymore. I hate that we have grown apart within the past couple of years and it kills me knowing that it all could have ended better. You were an amazing guy and I'm so happy I was able to have that Michael in my life. Now as my one last favor I please ask that you just watch over my baby sister and you will still be there for her when she needs someone to talk to and I promise you I will keep her safe no matter what.
I love you forever Michael don't you ever forget that.
XOXO Brittany or as you would say Brat-any.

April 23, 2014

Dear Michael,
The love we shared was deep and will remain in my heart for always.

Pete Ritchings

April 21, 2014

I worked with Mike on many projects over the last 20 years. I was saddened to learn of his untimely passing. My deepest sympathies to all of Mike's family and friends.
No one can deny that Mike was a good guy!

Caitlin and Annmarie Zangara/Agosta

April 21, 2014

Diane, Keeping you and your family in our prayers. Sending you wishes for Peace, Love, and Light.
~Love, Caitlin and Annmarie

Diane Vanucci

April 21, 2014

Dear Michael,
This is your favorite sister in the whole wide world....Pooh. That's what he'd say when he'd call to say hi or talk. Pooh was a nick name from my
Mom when I was a baby and Michael made it my name for life as only he could do. I will forever hear his voice saying it and my heart will ache at the loss of my brother while it rejoices in all the wonderful memories. The light will always be on Michael. You know how much I love you!
With my whole heart, Your favorite sister in the whole wide world...Pooh :) xoxoxoxoxo

American Heart Association

April 19, 2014

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

April 18, 2014

Chuck, Diane, and Gary, so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers.
Gina (Thorne) Schooley

Joe & Helen Ksycewski

April 18, 2014

Our Deepest Sympathy and prayers are with the Vanucci family.


April 18, 2014

" my deepest heart felt prayers for comfort and peace to you and your family"

Liz Gunderson-Swertfeger

April 18, 2014

Joanie, Britt and Juliet -
I am so sorry for your loss.