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Theresa M. Puccia

January 10, 2024

Theresa M PucciaTheresa M. Puccia, 92, of Watertown passed away at her home Wednesday morning, January 10, 2024, under the care of her loving family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

She was born in Watertown November 4, 1931, daughter of Lauderio and Mary (Fiaschette Canale) Crescenzi. She attended Boon St. and South Junior Schools and graduated from Immaculate Heart Academy. On June 5, 1954 she married Angelo J. Puccia at St. Anthony's Church with Msgr. Claude Sechi officiating. Mr. Puccia died November 17, 2010.

Theresa worked for Dr. Louis Batista as a medical secretary from 1949 to 1954 and was a bookkeeper for L. Puccia and Co. from 1986 to 1992, but her main job was a full-time mom. She was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church, a member of its Altar Rosary Society, and since the age of 9, she sang in its choir. Theresa was a board member of the Italian American Club and a member of its auxiliary. She also was a member of the Watertown Golf Club and enjoyed cooking, Sunday family dinners, and crocheting. Her greatest joy in life was raising her family with her husband Angelo.

Theresa's family wish to extend their gratitude to her many caregivers during the last few years of her life, especially Karen, Korleen, Eileen, Muriel, Dawn, Shelley, and Makayla.

She is survived by her four sons and their wives, all of Watertown, James J. and Karen A., David G. and Susan M., Michael L. and Margaret M., and John J. and Melissa A. Puccia; daughter-in-law Diane Puccia, Fairport; ten grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her son Mark; two brothers, Henry Crescenzi and Peter Canale; and three sisters, Laura Grieco, Rita Fioretto, and Emerica Bisnett.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Monday, January 15, from 4 to 7pm. A prayer service will be at the funeral home Tuesday, January 16, at 10:15am followed by the funeral mass celebrated at St. Anthony's Church at 11am. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to St. Anthony's Church, 850 Arsenal St. Or Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., both in Watertown, NY 13601.


#12 Fred Sovie 2024-01-19 22:18
Sorry for the loss of your mother. My condolences to the whole family.
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#11 Marc Ladouceur 2024-01-14 12:59
David, Jim, Mike and John,
We are very sorry about the passing your mother. She was a great lady and wonderful neighbor to us for many years. May she rest in eternal peace with your father, brother and family who passed before her. God bless.
Marc and Vicky
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#10 Kathleen Anthony 2024-01-14 11:14
David, Susan and family
Sorry for your loss.
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#9 Tina Foti 2024-01-13 07:10
So many memories of the Pucciafamilt. from growing up with us on Smith St. to following them to bellow Ave, to my sister Pattie baby -sitting the % very active puccia Boys, to mar visiting me at work, every time he was home for Christmas!!!. BEAUTIFUL FAMILIA.
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#8 Ronald Young 2024-01-12 20:05
So sorry to hear of my Aunt Theresa's passing. So many wonderful memories growing up with Uncle Angelo and boys. She was such a wonderful sweet person. Our sincere condolences to the family. Ron & Ginger
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#7 Andrew&Shelly Norris 2024-01-12 18:49
John and Melissa, Anna and Natalie, sending our thoughts and prayers to you. We are so sorry for the loss of your mom and grandmother.
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#6 Sharon & Ed Brown 2024-01-12 11:45
To the entire Puccia family, we are sorry to hear about the passing of Nonnie. She was such a special person and loved her family dearly. She will be greatly missed by many. We are so sorry that we will not be able to attend the funeral but please know you are all in our thoughts and in our hearts. We love you all. Love, Sharon and Ed
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#5 Mary Anne Vaughn 2024-01-12 11:05
So many memories of my Aunt Theresa! Her love of her family; her beauty inside and out; meals that were delicious, homemade and abundant. The times when you walked into her kitchen, after removing your shoes, you knew she was making roasted red peppers and more! Her laughter was soft and contagious! She was my Aunt and sponsor for Confirmation as well and I have the most beautiful picture of us on that day, that I will forever treasure. Most of all I loved her singing and so wished I could sing just like her. Thank you for my memories. Kiss Uncle Angelo for me. I can envision your smile, Aunt Theresa, as you are welcomed home.
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#4 Mike Derrigo 2024-01-12 05:48
So sorry to read this news. My condolences to the entire Puccia family. Theresa was a beautiful person both inside and out. That smile was infectious. She has passed from this world but we know she lives eternally with Mark and Angelo.
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#3 David Surace 2024-01-11 22:58
Sorry to hear about the loss of Theresa:( Got to know the Puccia’s through Angelo brother Joey. Can remember hanging out helping my dad Dominic do work around Gramma Puccia’s house and the building were Angelo ran his fruit business out of. Got to know the boys through their dads fruit business. Then David took over for his dad. Played lacrosse against them too in high school. Condolences to the whole families.

David Surace
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