Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home

2900 Summer Street, Stamford, CT


Lee Ann Carucci

January 22, 1934July 26, 2019

Lee Ann Carucci of Annapolis, Maryland, passed away at her home on July 26, 2019, she was 85 years old. Lee was one of two children born to Rupert and Ann Curtis on January 22, 1934. During her childhood years, she resided in Blue Point L.I. and summered at Davis Park, Fire Island, NY. After her marriage to Ben Carucci, in 1954, she moved to Pound Ridge NY, and resided there for 29 years, before moving to New Canaan, CT for 12 years, Erie PA for six years and then to Annapolis, MD in 2010. Lee pursued multiple careers after graduation from Farmingdale College. Initially, she was employed by General Electric, in Syracuse NY as a graphic designer. She left the work force to raise her sons and became a consummate mother whose greatest loyalty was to her husband and children. Lee believed that being a mother to her four sons was her crowning achievement and the most honorable job she ever held. After her sons were grown, she returned to the work force and worked as an assistant manager at the New Canaan Bank and Trust.

Lee enjoyed playing tennis and was once the manager of the Pound Ridge Tennis Club. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, cross stitch embroidery, and the arts. Lee excelled in oil painting. Her friends enjoyed the compassion she extended to others, her quick wit, and her intelligent mind. She will be remembered as a kind, supportive, loving mother and grandmother to her four sons and six grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband Ben Carucci, of Pound Ridge NY in 1978 and her brother Michael Curtis, of Patchogue NY in 2014. Lee is survived by her son Dr. Daniel Carucci of Washington DC, son Michael Carucci of Alexandria VA, his wife Martha and their three children, Isabella, Ben, and Nico; son Mark Carucci of Stamford CT, his wife Jean and their three children: Charlie, Maggie, and Henry; and son Matthew who also resides in Washington DC. Her nephews, John Carucci of Liverpool NY, Victor Carucci of East Amherst NY, Michael Curtis of Patchogue NY and Christopher Curtis of Niskayuna NY.

Lee lived a full and adventurous life and will be deeply missed by all who loved her.

The wake will be on Wednesday, July 31st from 5pm to 9pm at the Leo P. Gallagher Funeral Home at 2900 Summer Street, Stamford CT with a memorial the following morning at 10am, followed by interment at the Pound Ridge Cemetery at 11am. In Lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The American Cancer Society at cancer.org.


  • Calling Hours Wednesday, July 31, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, August 1, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, August 1, 2019


Lee Ann Carucci

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Joan & George Vazakas

July 30, 2019

Our condolences and regrets that we are unable to be with you to say goodbye to Lee. A wonderful Mom and Gran, a caring friend. Lee’s terrific family became our family over 20 years ago, and we loved her and all of you.
From afar we watched the care and dedication you boys gave your Mother. That says something about the way Lee raised you.
Rest In Peace, dear Lee.