Bartholomew V. Colucci, age 89, of New Paltz, NY, passed away on November 13, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born December 31, 1928 in Bronx, NY to the son of the late Edward and Grace (Mottolose) Colucci. He was the husband of the late Doris (Warren) Colucci who predeceased him on December 31, 2010.
Bart and Doris were the owners of Century 21 Colucci Realty in New Paltz, NY, until his retirement in 1997. They then established the popular & successful Meadow View Farm. The all-natural farm provided local and NYC restaurants with fruit and vegetables. He created a community roadside farm stand that was operated on the honor system and became a daily/weekly shopping and social excursion for friends and family. Bart was also one of the founders of the New Paltz Farmers Market and a member of the New Paltz Rotary Club. He is best remembered by the way he embraced everyone with his warm and welcoming smile, his jokes, and his wonderful stories.
He is survived by his daughter: Teresa Colucci Shand of Gardiner, NY; three sons: Paul Colucci and his wife, Laura Watson, of Gardiner; Thomas and Deby Colucci of Rosendale, NY; and Robert and Theresa Colucci of Gardiner, NY; his grandchildren: Kyle Shand and his wife
Aleksandra; Amanda LeBlanc and her husband Darrell; Sean Colucci; Joseph Colucci and his wife Lilly; Marissa Ramundo and her husband Lucas; Elias Colucci; Celia; Alana; and Greg Colucci; three great-grandchildren: Levi Shand, Kalen Shand, and Oliver Colucci. He is also survived by his amore, Eleanor Buesing.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018 at Christ The King Church, 2 Eugene L Brown Drive, New Paltz, NY, 12561 at 11:00am.
The family requests memorial donations in Bart’s memory be made to Hudson Valley Hospice, 400 Aaron Court, Kingston, NY 12401 or the Gardiner Fire Dept., P O Box 17, Gardiner, NY 12525.
Copeland Funeral Home, 162 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY is honored to assist the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family of Bart by visiting www.copelandfhnp.com.