LIMESTONE - Louis B. Lucco, 97, of 852 N. Main St., Limestone, passed away Thursday (April 8, 2021) at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.
Born Feb. 23, 1924, in Limestone, he was a son of the late Joseph and Blanche Rouzan Lucco. On Aug. 23, 1947, in St. Patrick Church in Limestone, he married Bettie R. Jamison Lucco, who preceded him in death Nov. 18, 1992. Then on Oct. 8, 1994, in St. Patrick Church, he married Mary Jeanne McCarthy Lucco, who died July 30, 2002.
Lou was a 1941 graduate of Limestone High School, where he excelled at baseball and basketball and earned the nickname "Golden Boy." He was inducted into the Allegany Limestone Hall of Fame in 2007.
On March 13, 1943 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the European Theatre as a medical technician during WWII. He was honorably discharged on March 10, 1946.
Lou was an electrician for Pennsylvania Electric Company. He was a lineman and electric trouble shooter. He retired in 1986 after 36 years of service. In retirement he did electrical work for area families in the Limestone and Bradford, Pa. area.
Lou was a former member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, where he served on Parish Council and assisted Fr. McCarthy in many capacities, including Sexton of St Patrick Cemetery for many years. Lou was awarded the St. Joseph's the Worker Award by Bishop McNulty of the Diocese of Buffalo. He joined St. Francis of Assisi Church after St. Patrick's was closed.
He was a founding member of the Limestone American Legion Post 1560 and a member of the Limestone Volunteer Fire Department.
Mr. Lucco served as the Town Assessor for the Town of Carrollton for 52 years, retiring in 2011, he also served as member and president of the Limestone School Board, and on the board of directors at Cattaraugus BOCES and the Limestone Recreation Board. He also coached Little League Baseball for many years.
Lou's greatest joy in life was spending time with his children, grandchildren and friends.
Surviving is one daughter, Sandra (Richard) Douthit of Limestone; two sons, Larry (Marianne) Lucco of Kiehe, Hawaii and James (Michele) Lucco of Rochester; seven grandchildren, Brian Douthit, Jon Douthit, Anthony Lucco, Jennifer Lucco, Joseph Lucco, Kaylee Corr and Mari Lucco; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and John Conrad, a truly dedicated friend.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives; one sister, Blanche Wentworth; and two brothers, Joseph Lucco and Jack Lucco.
Family and friend are invited to call from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday (April 14, 2021) in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 33 South Ave. A prayer service will be held followed at 11:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at noon in St. Francis of Assisi Church, with Fr. Jim Gutting, senior associate, as celebrant, followed by military honors by members of the U.S. Army and the Honor Guard from the American Legion Post 1560 of Limestone in St. Patrick Cemetery, in Limestone.
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Memorial contributions if desired may be made to Limestone Volunteer Fire Department; the Limestone American Legion; or a church of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
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