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Michael A. Cucchiara
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Mr. Michael A. Cucchiara, 60, passed away at his home on Sunday, April 23, 2017.

Michael was born in Utica on November 22, 1956, a son of the late Angelo and Vivian (Carrock) Cucchiara. He was educated in local school and was a 1974 graduate of T.R. Proctor High School and later attended HCCC receiving an Associates Degree. He was employed for over twenty years at Mohawk Valley Water Authority. Michael enjoyed living in Sylvan Beach and had a passion for cooking and was an active member of the Sons of The American Legion Post 1153 of Sylvan Beach.

He is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth and Michael Smith of Cicero and Teresa Cucchiara and Benjamin Stacy of Floyd, and their mother Roseanne Furmanski; a step son, Charles Alexander Moore of Oriskany and his mother Deborah Booton McCoy, his grandson Aidan Smith; his brother Joseph Cucchaira of Utica; also his girlfriend Linda Clarkson; his uncle Daniel Zegibe and many cousins. Relatives and friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 6 pm at The Matt Funeral Home, 700 Rutger St. at Mohawk St. Utica. There will be a prayer service at the end of visitation. Private interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please consider the CNY Diabetes Education Program 1676 Sunset Ave. Utica, NY 13502.

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RIP Mike it was so nice to have reconnected with you on FB after all these years. I truly enjoyed talking about the old Proctor days and seeing all your political posts! You will be truely missed. My deepest condolences to the family and may God give you the strength to get through this difficult time.

Written by Lisa Majka Angerosa
2017-04-25 11:45:26 PM

Remember all the good times at Conkling school and at Proctor. Enjoyed all your comments on FB. Rest In Peace,Mike.

Written by John James
2017-04-25 11:47:11 PM

I was so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. May the Lord shelter all of you under his wings.

Written by Kathy Wells
2017-04-25 7:26:09 PM

I always enjoyed talking with Mike, he was always very informative. I will truly miss him. He was a great friend. RIP and God bless

Written by Kiki and Peter Clarke
2017-04-25 7:27:03 PM

rip mike remembering the conkling school days on fb was fun proctor 74

Written by steve demichele
2017-04-25 7:27:20 PM

We always enjoyed our talks with Mikey in Sylvan Beach. We had some very good laughs together and enjoyed listening to music together. We will miss his smile and gentile soul. May your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. May you Rest in Peace our friend.

Written by Patti & Mike Corbett
2017-04-25 7:45:08 PM

Will miss my friend and co worker.Prayers to his family.God Bless.

Written by Donna Hulser
2017-04-25 9:06:11 PM

Mikie y we're like a son to me but I took good care of y for six years say hi to teddy for me god bless you

Written by Angela Dickan
2017-04-25 9:39:16 PM

I will remember mike always and honor his memory. Mike was the only person to get thru to me when i was in a dark place in my life he was one of the brightest men i had the privilege to get to know he treated me as a son and my kids as his grandchildren. I will forever remember our time hanging out you taught me so much and yet i feel like there was still so much to learn from you. To mikes family i am truly sorry for your loss he was a loyal friend and an even greater person... UNTILL WE MEET AGAIN R.I.P MY FRIEND!!!!

Written by Todd Dingman
2017-04-25 9:42:23 PM

You were a great friend Mikey. You will truly be missed. Have a beer with Frank, I'm sure you'll laugh and reminisce about the good times we had at the Legion. RIP.

Written by Mary Hitchcick
2017-04-25 9:50:17 PM

Mikey our dear friend how we will miss our weekly fun and adventures with you. Your humor, kindness etc... forever in our thoughts. Rest in peace and God bless you

Written by Guy & Karen Berogan
2017-04-25 9:50:48 PM

My beloved cousin, you were an amazing person and I am so happy to have you in my life. The memories we shared will have be forgotten. Your sudden passing was shocking but I believe you will be watching over me. I am so sorry you were alone in your time of passing, may you Rest In Peace. You will always be in my heart and never forgotten. ❤️ Your cousin Graclyn

Written by Graclyn Goldstein
2017-04-26 12:43:13 PM

My condolences to the family. I've known Mike for many years and just reconnected with him a few years ago at Sylvan Beach. He was always good for a laugh and was snout easy going guy. May he RIP, until we meet again Mike.

Written by Bob Ollerenshaw
2017-04-26 4:42:31 PM

I was so touched when we reconnected. I appreciate the fact that you were nonjudgmental and very kind to me. I am shocked at your passing, but I know that you were welcomed into heaven.

Written by Barbara Lane
2017-04-26 8:55:27 PM

Rest in peace Mike. You will be missed. Bill and Julie

Written by Bill and Julie Miller
2017-04-27 2:54:27 AM

Heaven had a vacant cloud, so God placed you there. Enjoy my friend, see you soon.

Written by scott vineall
2017-04-27 3:41:56 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless

Written by Ronald J McHarris Sr
2017-04-27 9:00:14 PM