Gulfport businessman Frank Bertucci dies at 85

By WLOX Staff

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Well known Gulfport businessman and community leader Frank Bertucci has died at the age of 85.

Mr. Bertucci and family members are the owners of FEB Distributing Company, which just recently celebrated its 75th year of business. He took over the family business from his father in 1946 and ran it with his sons Paul, Frankie and other family members.

Even though Bertucci officially retired from the business, he visited FEB Distribution Center every day.

Frank Bertucci was involved in many civic organizations, an active member of St. John Catholic Church and was a board member for many years of the State Port Authority.

His son, Frankie, said his dad's legacy will be his family.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Bradford O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport.

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