Louis D. Cucuzza, 88, of 202 Eleven West Drive, Unit 2A, Sunrise Beach, Mo., formerly of Bradford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (July 19, 2016) at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Mo.
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Born on May 2, 1928, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Dominic and Julia Piscitelli Cucuzza.
Lou was a 1946 graduate of Bradford High School. He attended the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and graduated from Mercyhurst College in 1975 with a degree in law enforcement.
He was a member of St. Bernard Church, past president of the St. Francis Men's Club, served on the St. Francis Advisory Board, and was a member of the AFL-CIO.
Mr. Cucuzza worked as a millwright at Dresser Manufacturing from 1944 until his retirement in 1970. He especially enjoyed fishing and playing poker with his children and grandchildren.
Surviving are two daughters, Jeanne Lamb of North East and Carol Cucuzza of Mahopac, N.Y.; five sons, Carl (Toni) Cucuzza of Monroe, Ga.,, Mark Cucuzza of Trenton, Texas, Joseph (Christe) Cucuzza of Lewis Run, Thomas (Susan) Cucuzza of Bay Village, Ohio, and Robert Cucuzza and Heather Suran of Los Angeles, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his companion of many years, Jayne Wilhelms of Sunrise Beach, Mo.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph R. Cucuzza; and one son-in-law, Ralph Lamb.
Friends are invited to call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 28 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 372 East Main St., where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 29,, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Francis Church with the Rev. Stephen Collins, pastor, as celebrant. Committal services and burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to St. Bernard School; or a
Online condolences can be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
372 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from July 21 to July 28, 2016