The board and chairpersons of FRID are saddened to hear of the passing of Maureen Longo Tuccelli on Sunday, November 20, 2022. Maureen had long been a pillar in the Florida interpreting community and served in FRID in various capacities. She was also a co-owner/chair of the famous and long-running Florida Silent Weekends which helped thousands of ASL and interpreting students as well as families of Deaf. She has done so much for interpreters and the Deaf Community that it would take hundreds of lines of text to pay fitting tribute.
We offer our sincere condolences to her family and friends. Her daughter Nichole posted that before her passing Maureen asked that no service be held; she preferred that those who knew her focus on their best memories of her. In lieu of flowers or gifts, she and her family asked that those wishing to honor Maureen's memory and life of service may do so by donating to their own favorite charity. Her family noted that Maureen favored Catholic Medical Missions Board, One Simple Wish, and Freedom Gathering Church in Bradenton.
If you would like to offer words of comfort and support to Maureen's family and friends, please use the comment section of the tribute post on the FRID Facebook page and we will pass your thoughts along.