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John J. Cuoco Sr., 83, West Harrison Resident

WEST HARRISON, N.Y. – John J. Cuoco Sr. of West Harrison died Sunday, Feb. 28. He was 83.

He was born April 30, 1932, in White Plains. He married his high school sweetheart, Florence Altamuro, on Sept. 12, 1954, in White Plains.

He served in the U.S. Army – stationed in Korea – and was decorated with two Purple Hearts and several medals. He was honorably discharged in 1954. He was involved with the VFW and was a former post commander. He was employed by Happiness Laundry & Dry Cleaning as a route driver for over 40 years. He enjoyed winemaking and gardening, as well as his occasional trips to casinos, playing bingo and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his three children, Frank, and his wife, Nancy, of Southeast; John and his wife, Debbie, of West Harrison; and Nancy of New Fairfield, Conn.; seven grandchildren, Nicole, Frank, Lauren, Justin, Carol Ann, Mathew and Debbie; two great-grandchildren, Blake and Ryleigh; eight nieces and nephews; a brother, Mike; and two sisters, Francie (Mary) and Anna.

He was predeceased by his wife in 2006; and by his sister Philomena (Fanny).

Friends may call Tuesday, March 1, from 4-8 p.m. at The Ballard-Durand Funeral Home, 2 Maple Ave. at South Broadway, White Plains. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, March 2, at 10 a.m. at the Church of St. Anthony of Padua, 85 Harrison St., West Harrison. Entombment will be at Ferncliff Mausoleum, Hartsdale.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam.

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