Shirley A. Cuzzocrea, 82, Lowville

LOWVILLE, NY – Shirley Anne Cuzzocrea, 82, died Friday, April 10, 2020, at the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cleveland Funeral Home, Inc., Watertown.

Born March 15, 1938, in Massena, NY, daughter of Joseph Hall and Eva Clark, she grew up with two sisters, Hazel and Winifred. Shirley graduated in 1956 from Massena High School.

She married Patsy F Cuzzocrea on July 22, 1966, and had her only son in 1971.

She moved to Florida with her family after the Blizzard of 1977 and lived there until 1992, when she and her family returned to New York after hurricane Andrew.

Shirley then became an employment aide with Green Thumb in Watertown for many years. Mr. Cuzzocrea passed away on April 20, 2004.

Shirley loved to bake cakes and muffins for her beloved grandchildren. Reading was one of Shirley’s pastimes, too. She also enjoyed sewing and crocheting.

Surviving are a sister, Hazel Kerlee; her son, Patsy Cuzzocrea, a daughter-in-law, Heather Hamilton-Cuzzocrea; and four grandchildren Quinton, Caylee, Kiegan and Garrison.

Besides her husband Patsy, a sister Winifred passed away before her.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date when all her family and friends can be together.

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