DES MOINES – Joseph Frank Tucci joined the love of his life, Lucille, in Heaven at the age of 88 on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Ramsey Village Retirement Community in Des Moines after a brief illness with congestive heart failure.

Joe was born on July 8, 1924 in Crucoli, Italy to Dominic and Elisabeth (Scaglione) Tucci. In 1948, he immigrated through Ellis Island and made his home in Des Moines, Iowa. He was joined in marriage on May 1, 1949 to Lucille Amadeo and was blessed with four children.

Joe will be greatly missed by his dedicated and loving children, Dominic (Laura) Tucci, Dorothy (Mitchell) Parker, Elisabeth (Dr. John) Calisesi of Fort Dodge, and Jomarie Tucci; his six wonderful grandchildren, Jodi (Adam) Park, Ryan Tucci, Blake and Alivia Parker, Dr. Carrie Jo (Dr. Brady) Pearson, and Liza Marie Calisesi; two great-grandsons Noah Bergmann and Corbin Park; sister Gina (Russ) Waters. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Tucci; parents and two sisters Concetta Gallardo and Mary Lenhart.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 8 pm; Rosary begins at 7pm. Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 3 at Saint Anthony Catholic Church, 15 Indianola Ave. followed by burial at Glendale Cemetery.

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