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John S. Cuccio Sr

John S. Cuccio Sr passed away on Monday, May 15, 2023, in St. Louis, MO and is now with his wife, Mary Jane, of 67 years.

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He will be greatly missed by his three children, Victoria (Tim) Taylor; John Jr. (Laura) Cuccio; and James (Theresa) Cuccio and was known as “Papa Jack” to his ten cherished grandchildren and three wonderful great-grandchildren.
Born in Warren, Ohio, he was the last surviving son and youngest child to Frank and Eda Cuccio, with the siblings that preceded him, Samuel, Mary (Fabrizio), and Lucille (Prokop.)

John served our nation as an Army Ranger during the Korean War. After his service in the military, John became a successful District Manager of John Hancock Life Insurance. He was transferred to several cities and retired with his wife, Mary Jane, in Sarasota, Florida. Afterward, residing close to his son John Jr. (Laura) in St. Louis.

“Jack” was known for his great sense of humor and infectious laugh. He was actively involved in the church, loved to golf and was the life of the party. He truly was a friend to many and was always there for anyone who needed him.
God blessed him with the peace that he has been united with his wife, “MJ” or “Red,” who he truly missed.

Service: Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 8 Hwy D, New Melle, MO 63365.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (stjude.org) or Alzheimer's Association (alz.org.)