Joseph Anthony Mancuso, 80, of North Adams, MA passed away on Saturday June 11, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends after a 2½ year battle with cancer.
He was born in North Adams, MA on November 27, 1941, a son of Albert J. Mancuso Sr. and Settina (Salce) Mancuso. He attended local schools and graduated from the former St. Joseph's High School with the class of 1960. Joe completed his studies at St. John Vianney of Barre, VT and the Seminary of Our Lady of the Angels in Glenmont, NY.
He was ordained to the Priesthood on April 6, 1970 at the Church of the Holy Spirit in East Greenbush, NY. Joe was assigned as Associate Pastor at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Schenectady, NY in September 1970 and was named Pastor of the church in 1979 where he served until his retirement in 2002. He returned to live at the family homestead in North Adams several years later. Joe or affectionately called Joey by family and close friends enjoyed photography, taking pictures of Nature; family gatherings and gardening tomatoes and hot peppers.
Survivors include two sisters- Nancy (John) Totino of St. Augustine, FL and Rachel (Robert) Dorman of Clarksburg, MA and two brothers- Albert "Butch" (Lorraine) Mancuso Jr. of North Adams, MA and Michael (Mary Jo) Mancuso of Milford, NH. He also leaves several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. Joe's family would like to extend a heartfelt "Thank you" to the Berkshire VNA and HospiceCare in the Berkshires for their support in caring for Joe.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Joe Mancuso will be celebrated on Saturday June 18, 2022 at 10:00 AM at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA will be Friday from 4-7 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in care of the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.