Julia C. Tuccio, 85, of 2123 Southwestern Dr. Lakewood, NY, formerly of 210 Ivy St. Jamestown, NY, passed away at 2:50 a.m. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, in UPMC Chautauqua.
A lifelong area resident, she was born January 4, 1933 in Jamestown, NY, a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Agostine Ciancio.
Julia attended the former Ss. Peter & Paul Parochial School and was a 1950 graduate of Jamestown High School. She also earned her bachelor's degree in Home Economics from Buffalo State Teachers College.
In earlier years she was a teacher with the Jamestown Public School System for eight years and after raising her four sons had worked for Carlson's Pharmacy for 17 years.
She was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church and was a member of the Home Bureau for many years.
She will be remembered as a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved china painting, knitting, crocheting, cooking and baking for her family. She was especially known for her delicious cookies and spaghetti sauce.
Surviving are her four sons; Dr. Anthony T. (Kim) Tuccio, Dr. Mark J. (Terra) Tuccio both of Jamestown, Gregory J. (Rebecca) Tuccio, and James M. (Heather) Tuccio both of Denver, CO, eight grandchildren; Brent (Paula) Tuccio, Jonathon (Natalie) Tuccio, Rebecca Tuccio, Nicholas Tuccio, Alyse Tuccio, Matthew Tuccio, Nathan Tuccio, Isabella Tuccio, three great- grandchildren; Ashley Tuccio, Russell Tuccio, Albert Tuccio and her brother, George (Virginia) Ciancio of West Ellicott and sister-in-law, Elaine Ciancio of Arcade.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Anthony F. "Tooty" Tuccio whom she married April 16, 1955 and who died December 13, 2012, two brothers; John Ciancio, Anthony Ciancio and a sister, M. Elizabeth Plano.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday in St. James Catholic Church. The Rev. Darrell G. Duffy, pastor will be celebrant. Burial will be in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Friday in the Lind Funeral Home where a Christian Wake Service a will be led at 7:45 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.