James A. Zucco 1924 - 2012 SHEFFIELD James A. Zucco, 87, of Sheffield Egremont Road, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Great Barrington on Nov. 20, 1924, son of Antonio and Nellie Delmolino Zucco, he attended local schools, including the former Searles High School. During World War II, he proudly served his country with the Army, and fought battles in the Ardennes Rhineland and Central Europe. He was the recipient of the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign with three service stars, two purple hearts, and the WWII Victory Medal. He was employed by the former Kimball Trucking Company as a truck driver, for over 25 years, retiring in 1986. After retirement, James was a caretaker for Henry Flint of Alford. He was a member of the James A Modolo Post # 8348 for 60 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards. James leaves his wife, the former Phyllis Root, whom he married on June 28, 1947, in St. Peter's Church, Great Barrington; one son, James A. "Chub" Jr. and his wife Jamie, of Sheffield; one daughter, Cynthia DelVaglio and her husband, Skip, of Thomaston, Conn.; one brother, Francis, of Great Barrington and Forida; six grandchildren Toby Zucco, C.J. DelVaglio, Sarah Stevens, Ashley DelVaglio, Amanda Zucco, and Emily Delvaglio, five great-grandchildren, Taylor Zucco, Skylar Knower, Cole Zucco, Remy Marshall, and Chevelle Raifstanger, and several cousins. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for James A. Zucco who died Feb. 10 will be held Monday Feb. 13, at 11 a.m. at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME concelebrated by the Rev. Jill Graham and the Rev. Bruce N. Teague. Burial with military honors will follow in Sheffield Center Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in James memory may be made to Fairview Hospital in care of the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME, 33 South St., Great Barrington, MA. 01230. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfh.com.
The Guest Book is expired.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Feb. 11, 2012