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Billy Fuccillo, “Huge” car dealer, has died

Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 10:05 AM EDT
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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - Billy Fuccillo, whose trademark “It’s gonna be huuuuge” slogan made him a star in the crowded world of auto dealerships, has died.

Fuccillo’s death was reported by multiple media outlets Friday morning. CNY Central in Syracuse reported Fuccillo died at his home in Florida after months of declining health.

He was 64.

At his peak, Fuccillo was said to own more than 25 dealerships, primarily in New York and Florida including a large dealership, the “Fuccillo Automotive Group,” in Adams. He recently sold five locations in Syracuse and Rochester, according to CNY Central.

Aside from his auto dealerships, Fuccillo was known for his charitable work.

“He was a great guy. I think a lot of people that just saw his commercials didn’t get to know him the way that those of us in the area did. You know, he was a part of the community,” said Bob Simpson of the Adams Fire Department.

Simpson says Fuccillo contributed a great deal to the fire department and other community entities like the athletic department at South Jefferson Central School.

Fuccillo was born in Suffolk County in 1957, according to a biographical note on Wikipedia. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1978.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy and son, Billy Fuccillo Jr., CNY Central reported. Funeral details have not yet been released.

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