Sergio Sciucco, a man of faith, love, and passion, was called to his eternal home on Friday July 21, 2023. He is now reunited with his beloved wife of 72 years, “Bella” Yolanda (Cianchetti) who predeceased him in 2021.
Born on February 6, 1932, in beautiful Frosinone, Italy, he was the first born of 17 children to the late Sante and Christina (Ferretti) Sciucco.
Sergio was a man who knew the value of hard work from a young age. At just seven years old, he gave his first haircut, and by the age of thirteen, he operated his very own barbershop. Married to the love of his life in 1949, his journey led him to the United States at the age of nineteen, where he continued his craft, cutting hair at the Sanitary Barbershop for an impressive seventy-four years; having given his final cut on July 13th. His reliability and dedication to his work were a testament to his character, a man who believed in the dignity of labor and the joy of service.
A descendant of Pope Pius IX, Sergio was a devout Catholic and a longtime communicant of Our Lady of Mercy Church. Known to often proclaim, "Choose God" a mantra that he lived by and passed on to his loved ones, his faith was the cornerstone of his life, guiding his actions and decisions. Sergio was a proud Italian who cherished his heritage. He loved tending to his garden, making wine, curing meats, and crafting homemade ricotta gnocchi and other Italian specialties. His love for his culture was evident in the way he lived his life, embracing the Italian traditions of family, food, and faith. Having all of his family at the table to eat brought him the most joy….”tutti la famiglia a tavola a mangiare” … “all the family at the table to eat”
Sergio is survived by his loving family; his son Anthony Sciucco, and his wife, Barbara, his daughter Diane (Sciucco) Connelly and her husband, Patrick. He was a devoted “Pa” to his three granddaughters, Christina and Chelsea Connelly and Shaina (Sciucco) Fabrizio, her husband John, and their daughter Elianna Fabrizio to whom Sergio was a proud “Poppi”. He also leaves his brother and best friend, Tomasso; his sister Luiga “Gina” Negron and his brother Arnaldo; along with many nieces, nephews, extended family and decades of clients that became friends.
His life was a testament to the power of faith, the importance of family, and the joy of living a life filled with passion and purpose and he will be missed dearly.
Sergio’s family extends their sincerest gratitude to the Hospital of Central Connecticut-New Britain, 2 East Wing and the Hartford Healthcare at Home Hospice teams for their support, care, compassion and going above and beyond to make Sergio’s final days dignified and comfortable.
In lieu of flowers, Sergio may be remembered with contributions to the Plainville Community Food Pantry, PO Box 233, Plainville, CT 06062 or Our Lady of Mercy Church 19 S. Canal St, Plainville CT 06062.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. from Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St, Plainville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church. Committal will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Family and friends may gather on Wednesday, from 5-7 p.m. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.PlainvilleFuneralHome.com
Plainville Community Food Pantry
54 S. Canal St, Plainville CT 06062
Our Lady of Mercy Church
19 S. Canal St., Plainville CT 06062