Giovanna Cucco

giovanna cucco

April 28, 1911 ~ June 18, 2021

Cucco, Giovanna, “Jennie”, “J” (nee: Casamento) age 110, of Manahawkin, formerly of Brick, Lakewood and a long-time resident of Palisades Park, passed peacefully on Friday June 18, 2021. Born in her home in Guttenberg to the late Dominic Casamento and Francesca DeAngelo, Jennie was a seamstress by trade. She experienced over a century of change and took an active part in those changes. At 17 she obtained a drivers license and a car not common for women of the era. She also earned a degree from Egan Business School, truly ahead of her time. She retired from several careers, the latest she embarked on at age 80 and finally permanently retired at age 90. She was truly active her entire life, enjoying travel and an active social life. The only true way to describe “J” is to say “she was truly remarkable.”

Beloved wife of the late George Cucco. Devoted mother of Phyllis Pantano and her husband Phillip, and Frances Craig and her husband James. Cherished grandmother Scott Pantano (Loretta), George Craig (Angela), Ross Pantano (Beth), and Michael Craig (Livia Tedesco). Adored great grandmother of Stephanie, Nicole, Gianna and Thomas Pantano, and Joshua, Kayla, and Marcello Craig. Great-Great grandmother of Adalie and Bruno Craig.

The family will receive their friends on Wednesday 2:00 – 7:00 PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. The funeral will leave Thursday at 9:30 AM for the celebration of her funeral mass in St. Michael R.C. Church (Palisades Park) at 10:00 AM. For condolences, directions, or information (201) 944-0100.


Mass: June 24, 2021 10:00 am

St. Michael R.C. Church
19 E. Central Blvd
Palisades Park, NJ 07650

Visitation at Funeral Home: June 23, 2021 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place:

Fairview Cemetery
500 Fairview Avenue
Fairview, NJ 07022

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  1. To have known Jennie was a true blessing. To have seen her entire family doting on her for the past -3 years of life was lesson in respect, adoration and pure devotion and love. My message to all of you is that I wish God blesses each of you with the kind of pure love Jennie received and gave. ,
    We will miss dear friend.
    Paul and Diane Laden

  2. My condolences to all of the Craig and Pantano family. I know she will be so missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Tricia Korn(Finkeldie) xoxo

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