WILMINGTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — After 66 years of Lucci's Market in Wilmington operating under the family's management, John and Susan Lucci are retiring and handing over the keys to new owners.
The couple posted to Facebook on Thursday, thanking customers for their continued support through the decades.
The store on Lowell Street follows a legacy of Lucci family stores opened up throughout the generations, with its origins rooted in an original Stoneham store. John Lucci Jr. grew up in the supermarket business and began working in the store full-time after he graduated in 1980 from Bentley College. According to the market's website, his wife, Susan Lucci, joined the business in 1992, and together with John, opened Susan's Kitchen in 2007.
While customers expressed their well wishes for the couple's retirement, many said they were sad to see the end of an era.
WBZ's Charlie Bergeron (@CharlieBergeron) reports.