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Obituary - Richard A. Mucurio, Sr.

Richard A. Mucurio, Sr.

Date of Passing: January 22nd, 2011

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Richard A. Mucurio, Sr., 56, of Utica, entered into eternal life on Saturday, January 22, 2011, at the Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare Center, surrounded by his loving wife and children, with the bright rays of the sun shining through his hospital room window. He was born in Utica, the son of Anthony and Dorothy Wagner Brady, and attended both Roosevelt Elementary and Proctor High Schools. On June 5, 1976, he married the former Laura Jean Carvelli in St. Agnes Church, a blessed union of over 34 years. Richard was an over the road tractor trailer driver and was last employed by Humphrey's Trucking. He was a communicant of St. Anthony and St. Agnes Church and a member of the Teamsters Union Local 182. Richard was the happiest when his home was full of family and friends. He was a wonderful and loving husband who loved his children and grandchildren with all of his heart and soul. He enjoyed volunteering, along with his wife, in the operation of the concession stand at the Proctor football games, even in light of his illnesses. Richard is survived by his beloved wife, Laura Jean; his mother, Dorothy Brady, FL; a daughter, Jennifer Mucurio and friend, Mike Padilla, Utica; his three sons, Richard and Rachel Mucurio, Frankfort, Vincent Mucurio and Morgan Ropitzky, Saratoga, and Anthony Mucurio and Katie Misterka, Brooklyn; his father-in-law, Anthony Carvelli, Utica; his sisters, Marilyn and Martin Rosato, FL, Cynthia and David Siriano, Barneveld, and Carol Mucurio, FL; a brother, Joseph and Chris Mucurio, FL; his grandchildren, Brook and Korin; his nieces and nephews, Gina and Marisa Rosato, David, Jr., and Christopher Siriano, Stacy Mastrosimone, Nicole and Michael Olsen, Jr.; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and his canine companion, Nyke. Richard was predeceased by his father, Anthony Mucurio, and his mother-in-law, Evelyn Carvelli. Laura Jean and her children are extremely grateful to BreAnna Williams and Robert and Patricia Williams for their love and support, to the staff and nurses at the Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare Center and to their Dialysis Unit, and to Drs. Eldridge, Tisch and Mian for the care given to their beloved Richard. Richard's funeral will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. from the Bentz & Amodio Funeral Service, Inc., 470 French Rd., Utica/New Hartford, and at 10:00 a.m. from St. Anthony and St. Agnes Church, where his Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Msgr. Francis Willenburg. Interment will be in St. Stanislaus and St. Casmir Cemetery, Whitesboro. Calling hours for family and friends are from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. "Gone but not forgotten we love and miss you."


Even though so many years have gone by Since the Roosevelt School days I haven't forgotten the fun times we all had growing up in the Cornhill area. As I went to U.F.A. Rick went to Procter and we parted. I am saddened to hear of Ricks passing.I give my heart felt condolences to all of his beloved family. Utica School Friends
Ken & JoAnn Mariano

To My Beloved Rick: Words cannot express how I am feeling right now. I saw you suffer each and every day, but you never complained about it. You gave me the most wonderful years of my life, along with 4 beautiful children. We miss you with all our hearts and souls. The days and nights feel so empty without seeing you, but I know you are there. The suffering has gone now Rick, it's your time to rest...Always know I will always love you...Miss you my Love...To love somebody, they way I loved you! "Laur" XO
Laura J. Mucurio

Laura Jean, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Janice

Dear Laura and family, Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and the kids. Our prayers are with you, Ken and Mary Tartaglia Heaton
Ken and Mary Heaton

Dear Laura and family My deepest sympathy goes out to you You are in my prayers Sincerely Loretta (former library assis. at Proctor
Loretta (Spina) Moccaldi

Laura and family, from our hearts to yours we are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the memories you have to hold on to.RIP Rick
Terry & Sue Daniels

Laura and family, my love and sympathy in this saddest of times. Love, Betty Love
Betty Love

Laura & Family. So sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts go out to you. Rest in Peace Dimps
Gary Velletto

Laura&Family,My thoughts&prayers are with you all at this difficult time.. Sincerely, Tom Guidera
Tom Guidera

Laura im sorry to hear of Richard's passing. He was a great man I will remember him when he was full of life. He was a very hard working man and I know how much he loved you and his childern. It was a honor knowing him. I know that he is resting with the rest of the angels. If there is anything i can do let me know. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love Fran
fran lyons

Laura and Family sorry for your loss may he rest in peace gone but not forgotten.RIP rick till we all meet again

Laura and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Rick's passing. Knowing the family since a young child, I will never forget how the two of you open your home to everyone. Rick will be missed. May he rest in peace.
Debbie Barbero

Dear Laura and family I am so sorry to hear of Rick's passing. You were the best neighbors ever. I will stop by soon. Love ya Denise,Dan and Roscoe.
denise m plante

laura and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. It's sad that rick suffered so much, but now he is at peace...always keep your wonderful and happy memories of your husband close to your heart, that will sustain you during this sad time. again we are so sorry...the basi family
pam and rocco basi

Laura and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Love, Dawn, Mike,Mason, and Uncle Eugene
Dawn Carpenter

Laura, When I learned of Rick's passing, my thoughts immediately went back to our days growing up in Cornhill and all the crazy fun times we had growing up. Rick always had a smile on his face. He reminded me so much of his father, a man I respected and enjoyed being in the company of. You and your husband raised such a nice family, and you Laura could do nothing short of the impossible. I always admired the way you dedicated yourself to your family, to " PROCTOR ", and more importantly, to Rick. Find comfort in that honey and know that we will see him again at a time not of our own choosing. In my thoughts and prayers, Jeff Franz (Charlotte, NC)
Jeff Franz

Laura and family..Thinking of all of you at this sad time. Your husband/father is at peace and with prayers hopefully you will be as well. Our deepest sympathy. DeeAnne Angerosa Tomaino, Bernie, Adana and Ava
DeeAnne Tomaino and family

Laura & Family.. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Bonnie Fuller Yearby

Laura & children...I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and father. Laura, you are one strong woman. You have endured so much and you and Rick were so lucky to have each other. He will always be with you....always..My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Denise Pristera Giruzzi
Denise Pristera Giruzzi