February 7, 2023

Billy Fuccillo, proprietor of car dealership empire, has died

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Effectively-known automotive supplier William “Billy” Fuccillo has died, the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Affiliation confirms.

“Invoice was bigger than lifetime and improved the Western New York marketplace,” NFADA President Paul Stasiak tells 7 Eyewitness News.

Fuccillo, proprietor of Fuccillo Automotive, was identified for his catchy commercials and preferred slogan, “it is really Large!”

Fuccillo Automotive operates Chevrolet, Toyota and Hyundai dealerships on Grand Island.

Fuccillo owned dealerships across New York Condition, which includes in Rochester and Syracuse, and in Florida.

In addition to his car dealerships, Fuccillo was identified for his philanthropy. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Fuccillo Automotive sent hundreds of foods at a time to frontline employees at hospitals across Western New York.

Grand Island Town Supervisor John Whitney reported Fuccillo’s philanthropy was what established him aside from other men and women who do enterprise in the spot.

“As a small business person he has often been a element of this local community,” Whitney explained, “and he’s not from right here so that speaks truly highly of his drive and philanthropy.”

The 3 Fuccillo dealerships on Grand Island are a person of the premier employers in the location, bringing hundreds of jobs onto the island.

“Just a fantastic employer and we have to have to have business advancement, we are a largely household group we never have a large amount of field or commercial houses,” Whitney stated.

7 Eyewitness News achieved out to Fuccillo dealerships for remark, all of which declined to do so at this time.