S.E. Conte D. Alfonso ...

S.E. Conte D. Alfonso Pucci Boncambj della Genga de Domo Alberini, Nobile di Perugia      
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It is with great sadness that we announce the death at his palace in Spoleto of S.E. Conte D. Alfonso Pucci Boncambj della Genga de Domo Alberini, Nobile di Perugia, Knight of San Gennaro, Bailiff Grand Cross of Justice and Member of the Deputation of the Ordine Costantiniano since 1960, Knight of Honour and Devotion of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, on 2nd December 2004.

This branch of the ancient Pucci family were already known in Perugia at the end of the 1st millennium, were prominent among the leaders of the city and in 1411 provided a Bishop of the city; they also represent the Boncambj, an eminent family known in Perugia very early and which provided an Archbishop of Bologna in 1244, an Ambassador of Perugia to the King of Naples in 137, a Roman Senator in 1448, and several Ambassadors of Perugia to the Pope; the Boncambj name and inheritance passed to the Pucci family in 1715, who had been raised to the rank of Imperial Counts Palatine. Count Pucci was born in Spoleto on 3rd August 1921 the son of Count Federico Alfonso Pucci Boncambj Della Genga de Domo Alberini (1884-1972) and Countess Maria Luisa, born nobile Bachetoni Rosso Vaccari (died 1979), from an old noble family of Spoleto with close connections in the Church. Count Alfonso, like his father, served in the Italian army 1940-43 and in the army of liberation 1943-44. He married in 1957 Franca dei Marchesi Persichetti Ugolini, dei Marchesi di Castel Colbuccaro, Dame Grand Cross of the Constantinian Order, daughter of Marchese Eduardo Persichetti-Ugolini and his wife (they married in the Vatican in 1926) Nobile Maria Luisa dei Conti Ratti di Desio (niece of Pope Pius XI); Marchese Persichetti-Ugolini, a Bailiff Grand Cross of Justice of the Constantinian Order, Gran Croce dell Ordine Piano, etc, was a member of the Deputation of the Ordine Costantiniano appointed by Ferdinando-Pio, Duca di Calabria and in that of his successor, Infante D. Alfonso, sometime Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Dominican Republic to the Holy See, Extra-numerary secret chamberlain of the cape and sword of their Holiness Popes Benefict XV and Pius XI, and numerary chamberlain of the cape and sword to Pope Pius XII.

Count Pucci was admitted to the Constantinian Order in 1959 by Ferdinando-Pio, Duke of Calabria (he was one of a handful of surviving knights appointed before the dispute that has divided the Order since 1960), promoted to membership of the Deputation in 1960 and to the rank of Bailiff Grand Cross and Knight of San Gennaro.

He is survived by his wife, his two sons Count Lorenzo and Count Niccoló, and several grandchildren.

 

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