Louis Ciuccio, 89, of Old Forge, died Tuesday at the VNA Hospice Unit at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. He and his wife, the former Rosemarie Piccolini, would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Feb. 4.
Born in Felitto, Italy, son of the late Vito and Rosa Trotta Ciuccio, he attended Old Forge schools. An Army
veteran, having served during World War II
in the European theater, he was a member of the First Infantry Division and fought on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy, and was the recipient of two Purple Heart
s. Before retirement, he owned and operated Lou's Blue Room and developed the residential community of Rose Mount Estates in Old Forge. He was a member of the Felittese Association. He was a member of Prince of Peace Parish, Old Forge.
Louis' greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with his family. He died peacefully surrounded by them. He enjoyed hunting trips to Wyoming and Montana and traveled to numerous countries around the world. He especially treasured his visit to his birthplace of Felitto, Italy.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the compassionate care given to Louis and his family during this difficult time.
Also surviving are three daughters, Rosemary Febbo and husband, Louis, Old Forge; Nancy Moylan, Madison Twp.; Ginny Jurosky and husband, John, Old Forge; a son, Louis Ciuccio Jr. and wife, JoAnne; seven grandchildren, Louis and Maura Febbo, John, Jill and Jeffrey Jurosky, Louis and Joseph Ciuccio; a great-grandson, Louis Febbo; a great-granddaughter, Julianna Rose Ciuccio; nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Vito "Junior" Ciuccio.
The funeral will be Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the Louis V. Ciuccio Funeral Home, 145 Moosic Road, Old Forge, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at Prince of Peace Parish/St. Mary's Church, West Grace and Lawrence streets, Old Forge. Interment, Old Forge Cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Prince of Peace Parish, 123 W. Grace St., Old Forge, PA 18518; or Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.