MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – Denise Gail Cuccolo, devoted wife , mother and sister, died following a battle with cancer on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at her home, with her family at her side. She was 48.
The daughter of Gary and Julia Stearns Ovitt, Cuccolo was born on April 23, 1969 in Gloversville. She married Christopher M. Cuccolo on June 15, 1996 and they moved to the area 14 years ago from New Jersey.
Denise was family oriented and adored her children. She loved the beach, and being in the ocean. She liked cruises and spending time playing in the water with the kids. She was a “mama Bear” who always took care of the kids and organized trips to Disney so her whole extended family could be together for the memories. Denise was independent and strong and fought a hard battle throughout her illness.
In addition her husband Chris at home; she is survived by her three children, Alex of Newport News, Va., Christopher of Queens and Olivia at home; her mother, Julia, father, Gary and his wife Lisa; her brothers David Ovitt of Gloversville, Michael Ovitt and his wife Liz of Wappingers Falls, and Joseph Miranda, Jr. of Greene; sisters, Danielle Ovitt of Lehigh Acres, Fla., Jennifer Goodman of Greensboro, N.C., Justina of Vandemark; her mother and father-in-law, John T. and Marianne Cuccolo as well as many nieces and nephews.
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