Josephine T. Cucina, 89, homemaker

August 21, 2004

Josephine Teresa Cucina, a homemaker and former Baltimore resident, died in her sleep Monday at an assisted-living facility in Thousand Oaks, Calif. She was 89.

The former Josephine Teresa Lazzaro was born and raised on Exeter Street in Little Italy. She attended St. Leo's Parochial School and city public schools.

She married Anthony J. Cucina in 1934, and together with her husband and parents, owned and operated Harview's Confectionery Store on Harview Avenue for several years.

Mrs. Cucina, who later became a homemaker, moved to Westlake Village, Calif., in 1973, after her husband retired from the Army Corps of Engineers. He died in 1985.

She enjoyed reading, cooking and entertaining family and friends.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday at St. Jude Roman Catholic Church in Westlake Village.

Mrs. Cucina is survived by three sons, Vincent R. Cucina of Westlake Village, Ronald A. Cucina of Nottingham, Baltimore County, and Glenn J. Cucina of Ellicott City; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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