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Joseph E. Mucciarone

September 18, 1939 ~ January 2, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Joseph Mucciarone Obituary

Joseph E. Mucciarone, age 84, formerly of Painesville and Naples, Florida, died Tuesday, January 2, 2024, in Mentor, Ohio.  He was born September 18, 1939, in Painesville to John A. and Armeda Donna (Bertone) Mucciarone.

Joseph is survived by his wife of 30 years, Beverly B. (Maraney) Mucciarone; daughter, Amanda (Scott) Smith; sons, Joseph (Sharon) Mucciarone and Andrew Mucciarone; stepsons Dan (Patti) and Rick (Nancy Gabrenya) Bumgardner.  He is also survived by his grandchildren, Lia, Jenna, and Jill Smith; Anthony and Matthew Mucciarone; Isabella and Joe Mucciarone; and Kelsey and Brendan Bumgardner, as well as nephews John and Michael Mucciarone; and former wife Sharon Fitzgerald.

He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Mary Mucciarone.

Joseph served in the United States Army 308th Engineer Battalion from 1957-1959.  He is a proud Harvey High School graduate from the Class of 1957.  He received his Bachelor of Education in 1965 at Kent State; and in 1977, received his Master of Administration from Cleveland State University.

Joseph had a great love of music, having played the accordion since a young age.  He was the owner of Mucciarone Accordion Studio in the late 1960’s-early 70’s; as well as bandleader for The Townsmen. He also enjoyed dancing, playing golf, working on home repair projects, and taking care of his yard.

Mr. Mucciarone worked for 33 years in the Painesville City Schools before retiring in 1998 as Superintendent; and was a respected pillar of the Painesville community.

Joseph was a member of St. Bede’s Catholic Church in Mentor and St. Mary’s Painesville.  He was also a member of Elks Lodge #549, Knights of Columbus 947, Rotary Club of Lake County, American Federation of Musicians, and Carpenters Local 404.

Friends will be received 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Sunday, January 7, 2024, at Spear Mulqueeny Funeral Home, 667 Mentor Avenue, Painesville, Ohio.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 AM, Monday January 8th at St. Mary Catholic Church, 242 North State Street, Painesville.  Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery.

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January 7, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home
667 Mentor Ave.
Painesville, OH 44077

Mass of Christian Burial
January 8, 2024

10:30 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
242 North State
Painesville, OH 44077


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