Giovanna “Joanne” Cucinella, a longtime resident of the Bronx, died on January 19, 2018. She was 76.
Mrs. Cucinella was born on October 21, 1941 in Sicily, Italy to the late Giuseppe and Rosalia (Lombardo) Gaglio. For many years before her retirement she worked as a medical secretary at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx.
She is survived by her two daughters, Rosa Dechon and her husband James and Lia Cucinella; her grandchildren, Sarina Castro and her husband Yumar, Michael Muso, and Kayla Dechon; and her great-grandchildren, Giana and Xavier.
Visiting will be Tuesday 4-8pm at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday 10:45am at St. Raymond’s Church, East Tremont Avenue and Castle Hill Avenue, Bronx. Interment will follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx. In lieu of flowers the family prefers donations to the American Cancer Society, www.Cancer.org