Peter Michael Fucito
1975 - 2020
Peter Michael Fucito was born February 26, 1975 in Naples, Italy, grew up in Newport, Rhode Island, and graduated from Rogers High School in 1993. In 1998, he left friends and family to venture west to Durango where he soon met his sweetheart, Jessica. They married in 2007 and remained in Durango. In 2009, they were blessed with their dear son, Gavin. Pete was grateful to call Durango home and passionate about embracing the great outdoors it offered.

Pete passed away peacefully in his home on December 12, 2020 after a four and a half year battle with cancer. He was 45 years old. During his fight, he took all that life threw at him in stride keeping his wit and positive attitude throughout. He had a smile that would light up a room and made an impression on everyone he met. He loved deeply and accepted all just as they were. He was a loving husband and father, a beloved son, brother and uncle, and a loyal friend. He had a zest for life and nature and was always ready for his next outdoor trip.

Being an accomplished snowboarder, raft captain and Eagle Scout led him on many memorable adventures. He was confident in his values, steadfast in his decisions, and determined in his efforts. His last words were, "I'm gonna go make some turns now." Off he went, in a beautiful snowstorm to play in "the big fluffy white stuff" falling from the sky.

He leaves us physically but will always accompany us on our adventures to come.

Pete is survived by his beloved wife and son, Jessica Heisel (Davis) Fucito and Gavin Charles Fucito, parents Peter Fucito and Raye Lillian Hansen Fucito, sisters Jennifer Lynn Fucito Ratliff and Jamie Charlene Fucito Goeden, their children, extended family, and more friends than can be counted.

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Published by The Durango Herald on Dec. 21, 2020.
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Christopher Jaquet
January 5, 2021
When I knew Peter he was a Boy Scout with my son in Newport R.I. He and my son became good friends while in scouts had many wonderful camping excursions with the troupe. Young Peter was always there to help learning so well from his parents compassion friendship. It is so good to know he followed his dreams and compassion to the end as was in his heart. As he is in the mountains all we have to do is look up knowing he’s there. R I P young Peter ❤
John Kost
December 29, 2020
We will dearly miss our beloved pal Pete, his smile, and his infinite kindness and joy. He was “the brother I never had” and best friend to our son Chris, and shared life’s adventures! Our most precious memories are when he helped us plant the vineyard at its founding. So much fun, always. All our love to Jess and Gavin and condolences to all the family. Neil and Dee Jaquet, Ambelos Vineyards, Palisade, CO.
Dee and Neil Jaquet
December 23, 2020
Pete was an incredible man who lived life to the fullest. A dedicated father, passionate outdoors man, and great friend. He was a one of a kind. In one lifetime he lived the lives of a 100 men. He will be dearly missed but he lives on through all of us.
Patrick Berry
December 23, 2020
Pete: When I last spoke to you, I knew you were telling me goodbye but I couldn’t say goodbye. But now I can say goodbye and see you someday. Ron and I were reminiscing the day Jess and you got married, you would bring Gavin in the office and the fun company Christmas parties. We will miss you.
Jess and Gavin: May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Kathy and Ron Howard
December 22, 2020
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