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Roland "Rolly" Luciani

September 30, 1948 — July 10, 2023

Zionsville, IN

Roland “Rolly” Paul Luciani, 74, died at his home on Monday, July 10, 2023. He is survived by his wife Renate Marie Luciani; his son Adam Luciani; and his triplet daughters Hannah, Julia, and Maria. Rolly and Renate were married for 28 years. He is also survived by three brothers Frank Luciani, Vince (Barbara) Luciani, Mark (Charina) Luciani, and two sisters Sandra Lucian (Larry Ruggiero) and Sue (Lee) Rowden, as well as many nieces and nephews who, along with his children, always enjoyed their adventures with Uncle Rolly. He was preceded in death by his sister Cheryl (Bill) Rogers in 2021 of Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), and his parents John Paul Lucian (2009) and Helen Marie Lucian (2015).

Rolly was the oldest of seven brothers and sisters and lived a good portion of his life in the Washington, D.C./Maryland Metropolitan area. He joined the Navy on a “whim” after being encouraged by a friend to accompany him for placement testing into the Naval Air unit. He spent many years with the Navy and Naval Reserves while finishing his degree in Accounting/Finance. He graduated from DeMatha Catholic Highschool and the University of Maryland. Rolly’s degree lead him into the insurance industry where he worked for AON, (DC/NY) early in his career and then Seabury & Smith (DC) where he met his wife, Renate. Later in his career, he consulted for Rosecroft Raceway and a new career path was formed. He and his family moved to Zionsville, Indiana in 2008 when he made the decision to join Hoosier Park and Indy Grand Racing and Casino’s. He retired in 2019 and was enjoying his new lifestyle spending time with family. Rolly lived life with enthusiasm and energy, and he was always up for an adventure. He loved any and all gatherings with family, cousins, and friends, and particularly enjoyed family vacations in North Myrtle Beach. He loved meeting new people and having a good time; he had a gift for conversation and entertained everyone with outrageous stories, many unbelievable, but all true! Rolly will be missed by everyone that knew and loved him.

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Memorial Mass

Thursday, July 20, 2023

11:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Alphonsus Liguori Roman Catholic Church

1870 West Oak Street, Zionsville, IN 46077

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