82 Fairview Ave.
Naugatuck, CT 06770
Phone: 203-729-4334
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Catherine Cuccuru

Catherine "Kay" Cuccuru

Saturday, July 28th, 1923 - Thursday, June 3rd, 2021
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Catherine “Kay” (Finateri) Cuccuru
Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt

Naugatuck, CT Catherine “Kay” (Finateri) Cuccuru, the widow of Costantino Cuccuru, passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 97 surrounded by her loving family.

Kay was born on July 28, 1923 in Naugatuck, the fifth of six children born to the late Massimino and Mariantonnia (Ferrone) Finateri. A life-long resident of Naugatuck, Kay attended Naugatuck schools and retired after 37 years of service from the footwear division of Uniroyal, Inc. Kay was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt who thoroughly loved spending time with her family. Kay loved to travel. She was extremely proud of her Italian heritage, and made many trips to Italy to visit her extended family there. She also enjoyed summer trips to the famous Pine Springs Resort, and numerous, fun-filled adventures to casinos near and far after getting her hair done by niece MaryAnn. At home, Kay was an amazing cook and was a loyal and devoted fan of the UCONN women’s basketball team. Kay spent many years as a member of the Cristoforo Colombo Ladies Auxiliary and was a faithful, life-long parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Church.

Kay is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and David Green; her son and daughter-in-law, John Cuccuru and Noella Doty; her grandchildren, Angela Flynn (Aaron), Jessica Cuccuru-Burgess (Brian), Katie Cuccuru, Olivia Green, Allison Green, and David Green; her great grandchildren, Patrick, Gianni, Kaylee, Karina and Addison; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. In addition to her husband and her parents, Kay was predeceased by her brothers, Nunzio, Angelo and Dominic Finateri and her sisters, Ann Laudate and Carmella “Millie” Cante.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 10:00 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church Street, Naugatuck. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck. Calling hours are Tuesday from 4-7 PM at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck.

Memorial contributions in Kay's name may be made to the Naugatuck Ecumenical Food Bank 75 Spring Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home
    82 Fairview Avenue
    Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770
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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 10:00am
    St. Francis of Assisi Church
    318 Church Street
    Naugatuck, CT 06770
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The Rev. John Kuzhikottayil
    Rev. Vito DeCarolis
  • Interment

    Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 |
    Wednesday, June 9th, 2021
    St. James Cemetery
    Cross Street
    Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770
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Tina Hildreth Churchill

Posted at 03:06pm
So sorry to hear of Kay’s passing. I’m Rose Amato’s granddaughter. We always thought of Katie and Tino as family. She was a kind loving lady and I always enjoyed being around the both of them. I have fond memories of both of them. May God’s peace be with your family.

Carol M. Weaver

Posted at 10:18am
My heartfelt condolences--I will never forget her smile, laughter, and good spirits--especially when we were at parades, family outings and a memorable trip to the Outer Banks in 2001!
Love and comfort to loved ones, Sister Carol M. Weaver

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Posted at 08:43pm
Love and miss you, Aunt Kay. Love your nephew Joseph Finateri and the Finateri Family
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Lori Bozzuto

Posted at 05:55pm
So very sorry Lis and family. I’ll always remember your mom cheering us on at the volleyball games and feeding me at your house. Sending my thoughts and prayers.

Mary and Frank Fedanick

Posted at 11:31am
We are very sorry for your loss
Mom(Nancy) enjoyed going to visit Kate

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