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Friday, 18 June 2021 17:05

Auto Dealer with a Yuuuuuge Persona: Billy Fuccillo Dies at 64

Auto dealer Billy Fuccillo stands in front of his corporate jet Sept. 16, 2008, at the Albany International Airport in Colonie, NY. Auto dealer Billy Fuccillo stands in front of his corporate jet Sept. 16, 2008, at the Albany International Airport in Colonie, NY. Skip Dickstein/Times Union

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Billy Fuccillo, an auto dealer famous throughout New York's Capital Region and elsewhere for TV ads that boasted of "huge" savings---a word drawn out into several syllables by the businessman as "yuuuuuuge-jahhh"---has died at age 64, according to social media posts from colleagues confirmed by WGY.

Fuccillo had been in declining health for an extended period. Fuccillo Automotive Group, based in Syracuse, NY, is the largest privately owned dealership in the state, and has locations across upstate New York and in Florida.

 

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