William R. Zuchero, of Swampscott, devoted husband of Patricia (Glass) Zuchero, his wife of 54 years, died, Saturday August 2, 2008, at Salem Hospital after a short battle with cancer.
Born and raised in Swampscott, he was the son of the late Rocco and Lena (Bartoletti) Zuchero of Swampscott. He graduated in 1952 from St. Mary's High School, in Lynn and went on to apprentice as a Pipefitter. Bill lived in Swampscott for all but 5 years, when he moved briefly to North Andover, MA. He was involved in his Swampscott community where he was a: Town Meeting member for many years, Little League baseball coach from 1956-1972 and president/commissioner in 1969, Pop Warner football coach from 1956-1970, Knights of Columbus member from 1960-1970 where he was on the degree team and had been awarded The Man of the Year in 1963. He also was a reserve police officer in Swampscott for from 1968 - 1970.
He worked for the MBTA for 28 years and retired as a foreman. He was a member of Union #537.
He enjoyed sailing and golfing, and was a member of Gannon Golf Club. He held a private pilots license and enjoyed flying single engine planes.
He was a Loving and Patient Father who was dedicated to his family. Among his many gifts was his great sense of humor. Despite his battle with cancer, he led a full life, casting a very long shadow.
In addition to his wife he is survived by their children Steven Zuchero and his wife Eileen of Marblehead, MA, Gina Birmingham and her husband Kevin of Helendale, CA
Paul Zuchero and his devoted friend Ellen Reich of Swampscott, MA, and Nancy Snow and her husband Bryan of Freedom, NH., his grandchildren Bryanna and Eric Snow, Tasia Birmingham, Gina and Matt Squarzoni. His grandparent role also extended to Adam and James Reich, Cody and Dakota Brown. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law Audrey Glass and Muriel Zuchero along with his brother-in-law Sandy Glass and his wife Gail. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. He is the brother to the late Victor Zuchero and Eleanor Kinsey.
His Funeral will be held on Thursday at 9am from the Solimine Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home 67 Ocean St. (RTE1A), Lynn, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10am in St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial will be in Swampscott Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hour's Wednesday 4-8PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Read William Zuchero's Obituary and Guestbook on solimine.com.