Giovanna “Joanne” Cucinella

Giovanna “Joanne” Cucinella

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,


  • Patricia Dechon Posted January 21, 2018 7:05 am

    It was a privilege to know her and she always had such an upbeat personality . Just a pleasure to be around . She will be greatly missed by everyone . RIP. ❤️

  • Juliet brusco Posted January 21, 2018 7:11 pm

    Rest in peace. So sorry.

  • Michael Gaglio Posted January 22, 2018 8:46 am

    I have many fond memories and I am very sad with your passing. You will be missed dearly every day. Rest in peace. Love yoiu always.

  • Jana Bluestein Posted January 22, 2018 8:46 am

    Forever missed but never forgotten. She was a kind, generous soul who left us too early. Condolences to all that loved her.

  • Maureen Burgos Posted January 22, 2018 12:13 pm

    Heaven must have needed another Angel……was just talking about her this morning. My deepest condolences. She was a “hoot”.

  • Juliet Machado Posted January 22, 2018 2:12 pm

    My condolences to you and your family. May her soul be at peace with our Heavenly Father.

  • Elizabeth Giannini Posted January 22, 2018 3:03 pm

    Always lending a hand, lending an ear, and providing comfort to those around her. Will always remember her feistiness and laughter she share with others. Sleep in peace.

  • ana hernandez Posted January 22, 2018 3:40 pm

    Every time she came to Comprehensive Care Center for some reasons I was always the one to triage her and glady I would do it ,she always said hi with a beautiful smile and was so proud to say she use to work in SBH , with a heavy heart i can say she will be missed.My heart goes out to Rosa and her family ,shes physically gone but will never be forgotten. May she rest in peace.

  • Rosa Tziotis-Ruiz Posted January 22, 2018 8:53 pm

    Our condolences on the loss of your Mother. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Our love, Rosie Mitzi and Angie

  • Arlene Iacovelli Posted January 22, 2018 11:31 pm

    To my wonderful friend, we had such good times in the many many years i knew you, lots and lots of laughs and so much fun, you were the best and I will miss you so soo much and it will not be the same without you. I know GOD must of needed an Angel and you were chosen. I will always have an ache in my heart and will never forget you. My condolences go out to Rosa, Jimmy, Leah, and all grand children and great grandchildren
    and the rest of her family, she has one of the biggest families with all cousins, nieces, nephews,she was so loved, i will forever hold her in my heart, love and miss you

  • Veronica Blanco Posted January 23, 2018 4:27 am

    Amazing woman and always pleasant. She was a staple at SBH. My prayers for strength and peace to her family! God bless you all!

  • B Bobby Chiong Posted January 23, 2018 1:54 pm

    My condolences. So sorry for your loss.

  • Belinda Correa-McKenzie Posted January 23, 2018 5:30 pm

    Will miss you Joanne, may you RIP. I pray for peace to Rosa and family during this difficult time. My deepest condolences.

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