Vito Michael Cucco

February 14, 1956March 27, 2013

CUCCO, Vito Michael, 57, of Westwood, NJ, passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Beloved husband of Donna Cucco (nee Mayo) of 37 years. Cherished son of the late Angelo and Mary Cucco, son-in-law of the late Dominic and Anne Mayo and brother-in-law of the late Gary Seiger. Devoted father of Erica Cucco and Michael Cucco of Westwood, NJ. Dear brother of Anna Marie Cucco, Greg (Janice) Cucco. Brother-in-law of Barbara Seiger, Carolyn (Peter) Sommers. Adored uncle of Gary, Judith, Tracy, Peter, Craig, Angela and Laurie as well as l great nieces and nephews ; Mitchell, Cheryl, Andrew,Carolyn, Abigail, Dominic, and Bridget. Vito is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, godchildren, and dear friends. Vito was the proud owner of The Late Show Hair Designers, Westwood, NJ for 34 years, untill its closing in February 2013. Funeral Liturgy at Church of St. Andrew, Westwood, NJ on Tuesday at 10:30 AM. Interment at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ. The family will receive their friends at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ on Monday 2 to 4 and 7 To 9 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of NJ.


  • Visitation Monday, April 1, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, April 1, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 2, 2013
  • Committal Service Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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Mary Garcia

May 4, 2013

Vito has been giving me hair cuts and perms for 30 years! He could cut my hair like no one else. But the best thing Vito did for me was always be a friend. He would lend a sympathetic ear and lift my spirits with humor and understanding. I continued going to Vito even after I moved away from the area in 2000. I couldn't imagine going to anyone else. It was like a little reunion every time I went. Vito was a lovely part of my life. I am so sorry I didn't know about his illness or his passing until now. I wish I could have told him how valuable he was to me, and so many others.
Mary Garcia

Carolyn Sommers

April 14, 2013

My brother-in-law Vito was taken away from us too soon and it is hard to understand why terrible things happen to such good people. This is a question without an answer. Today let's honor his life and remember what a remarkable and wonderful person he was.
I feel that he is smiling down on us, happy that we are gathering together to share our feelings and to bring comfort to each other…especially to Donna, his devoted wife of 37 years, who cared for him and remained steadfast by his side, and to his cherished children, Michael and Erica, of whom he was so proud. Those three were his comfort and he was theirs.
It is said that you can choose your friends but not your relatives. Vito was both relative and friend to me. He knew that the bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but one of respect and joy in each other's life. He was a rock during family crises and he took joy in acknowledging the accomplishments of his nieces and nephews.
Vito always reminded us not to take ourselves too seriously. He made our family laugh incessantly, even in the most unlikely situations. His humor was surpassed only by his compassion and caring. Over the past 34 years in his business, I am sure he listened, comforted and advised hundreds of patrons, thereby creating lifelong friends as well as loyal clients.
He was incredibly responsible and intelligent. I knew that I could trust him with anything and I respected him more than words can say.
Vito made you comfortable in his home and in his presence. A meal prepared by Vito was special. I always told him he missed his real calling because he had a knack for creating gourmet meals that were as appealing to the eye as they were to the palate. He spoiled us by cooking for family events…once you had Vito's Italian meatballs and gravy, you were rarely happy with those made by anyone else. If asked to describe him in one sentence I would say “Vito was a consummate humanitarian who possessed an inate wisdom, strength and humility and a boundless love for his family”.
Donna, Erica and Michael, you have lost your loving husband and father. Anna and Greg, you have lost a special brother. The rest of us have lost a cherished relative, loyal friend and confidante. Vito was a positive person and would not want us to be sad today. If he were here he would tell us to cheer up, smile and remember all of the great memories we all shared. Vito and those memories will live on in all of us forever.

Armen Arkell

April 3, 2013

Vito, You cut mine and my mother's hair for 20 years! I will never forget you writing that proclamation that she did not dye her hair which I read at her 90th birthday party. The Islanders and Rams will win in your honor! Until we meet again.

Danny Lupo

April 2, 2013

As a child, I remember Vito coming to our home to cut my mother's hair. She was dying of cancer and Vito's simple, kind gesture meant so much to her. Rest in Peace, Vito. Good man.

April 2, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. Vito has been cutting my hair and listening to me for so many years. I always told him he should run for president he was born with such a gift.
God bless you.

April 2, 2013

Very saddened to hear of Vitos passing. A very kind man taken much too young. Rest in peace Vito and prayers to his family. Late Show customer, Nancy DeSteno

April 1, 2013

Vito leaves me with a lot of great memories and laughs. That is how I will always remember him.

Peter Petrone

April 1, 2013

I'm so sad to hear of Vito's passing. All my love and prayers to Donna and the family. Rest in peace Vito

Rev. David Pickens

April 1, 2013

Vito was the best. I started going to him at Here Comes The Sun and then continued with him at The Late Show for many years until I moved away. I always looked forward to my Vito visits. He will be missed. Peace, Rev. David Pickens

April 1, 2013

Donna, Erica, Michael...I am so grateful to have known Vito for the last 36 years. The only one I would let cut or do anything to my hair, and the one to give each of my 3 sons their first haircut. I always felt like more of a friend rather than a customer. I will miss... his jokes, watching him scratch off the lottery tickets with one hand and a can of Pepsi in the other, his music, his stories and I will mostly miss him. Great husband, father, friend and Man..May you rest in peace can now "Take It Easy".
Rose Freeman, Waldwick, NJ