Ralph "The Kid" Fuccillo is a Hayesman from the Bronx

Ralph "The Kid" Fuccillo is a Hayesman from the Bronx, who authored the book "Once A Kid: A Memoir of The Bronx and Beyond" which is available for purchase on Amazon.com. Ralph grew up in the Zerega Avenue neighborhood between Castle Hill and Westchester Square. Ralph attended Santa Maria before heading to Cardinal Hayes and then went on to various CUNY schools and earned his BA in journalism from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 1972. Ralph, now retired from his newspaper advertising business of over 40 years, lives in Troutdale, Oregon. Ralph's memories, recounted in his book, tell "colorful stories of both friends and family, and wild encounters with the famous and infamous from the Bronx and beyond provide a rich, humorous, and endearing portrait of a man who truly believes "Once a Kid, Always a Kid"."

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