Gina Tucci, was born in Lithuania during The Second World War, after fleeing her beloved home land at the age of 2, Grazina (her Lithuanian name) ended up in a Displaced Persons Camp in Germany. After nearly 5 years of being a "DP" Grazina's family was sponsored by a family in The United States. The American Red Cross came to their aid helping the family arrive to America.
After moving to Brooklyn, and living there for her early years in life, Gina was discovered by a modeling scout and her career in the fashion industry took off. From being a model to becoming an executive in the fashion industry. Tucci became a favorite of Women's Wear Daily (WWD) after opening the Roberta Di Camerino store at The Olympic Towers with Onassis. Her career took her to opening other boutiques both nationally and internationally. It was during her fashion career that Mario Tucci of Delmonico's Restaurant met Gina and the two were married shortly after. Gina, retired from her career in fashion and became the mother of Tucci's children and heirs to the Delmonico empire. Gina, also became involved with the restaurant and ran the Greenwich, CT location with her sister-in-law Mary Tucci.
The Tucci Family is a well known philanthropic family and Gina became quickly involved with many charities that the Tucci Family were involved with. Within the last 20 years Gina Tucci, was a founding member of The Greenwich committee for the Montefiore Children's Hospital in The Bronx. Her dedication to the hospital helped raise funds to build the now famous, Children's Hospital at Montefiore. Her love for children continued with her love for her home country of Lithuania. Tucci helped build orphanages throughout Lithuania.
Today, Gina Tucci resides between her homes in Connecticut, Florence Italy, and Florida. Tucci is a proud mother of her children Nicoletta Sesta Maria Tucci and Oscar Maximillian "Max" Tucci and is a proud Grandmother of her granddaughter Lily.
Gina Tucci will be honored by the LWF with a Piano Recital to follow.The mid-fall event will benefit The Greenwich, CT chapter of The Lithuanian Women's Federation, USA, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)3 , founded in 2000, which helps to support developmental and cultural programs in 5 Lithuanian orphanages.
Famed pianists Golda Vainberg-Tatz and Agne Radzeviciute will preform for the evening.
Golda Vainberg-Tatz and Agne Radzeviciute, both Lithuanian born, internationally acclaimed pianists will be performing a program of classical music. Ms. Tatz is a graduate of Julliard and Israel's Buchman-Mehta Academy of Music and is currently on the faculty at Manhattan School of Music.
Ms. Agne Radzeviciute performed Chopin's Fantasie-Impromptu Op. 66 in Paris this past summer which can be heard on youtube.
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