Mrs. Eva M. ( Dacquino) Mancuso, age 89, of Utica passed away peacefully on Sunday June 7, 2020 at the Presbyterian Nursing Center.
She was born in Utica on November 6, 1930 a daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Sardina Dacquino and was a graduate of TR Proctor High School. On October 18, 1952 she was married to Gioacchino “Jack” Mancuso in Mt. Carmel Church, a blessed union of 48 years until his passing on March 23, 2001.
Eva was employed for several years as a bookkeeper with the City of Utica Board of Water Supply and also the Avico Import Co. Before her retirement she was employed as an aide with the Utica City School District. Eva was also an avid bowler throughout her life and was also a member of the St. Anne’s Society of Mt. Carmel Church. Eva was the last member of the “Labor Day” family picnics, of the Mancuso, Laria, Gerace and Elacqua families. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother whose memory will be forever cherished by those who knew and loved her.
Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law Jackie and Bill Thibault of Utica; Carolyn Mancuso-LaSalle of Oriskany; one son and daughter-in-law Robert and Anita Mancuso of Vernon; her beloved grandchildren Corey LaSalle, Cathy (Jesse) Philo, Mariah LaSalle, Trevor Jack LaSalle, Jacob, Christina and Julianna Eva Mancuso; beloved great-grandchildren Connor Thibault, Bella and Jessie Jones, Madison Philo and Jaxson LaSalle; her sisters-in-law Josephine Dacquino and Joanne (Mancuso) Rooney. She was predeceased by her brother Thomas Dacquino and her sister Sarah Simonette.
In keeping with CDC guidelines and current health concerns, the family will honor Eva in a private Mass of Christian Burial in Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Church with Rev. Fr. James Cesta officiating. Private interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
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