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February 21, 1970 - June 17, 2021
Joseph Anthony Cuzzone, Sr. of Springfield, MA. left this world suddenly and unexpectedly on Thursday, June 17th, 2021 at 51 years old. Born in Holyoke, MA on February 21st, 1970, Joe was a die-hard San Fransico 49ers fan. Introduced to them at a young age by his brother, Martin “Marty” Cuzzone, Jr., Joe had a lifelong love for the team and took them strongly; even becoming member of his local chapter of the Niners Empire. His compassion for them was so strong that he would convert many friends and family members into fans as well. Joe exemplified what it means to be a free spirit and was most at home when tearing through muddy backroads in Jeep. He unabashedly expressed his feelings and pursued what he loved no matter the difficulty or circumstances. He was quick with a joke, taking great pleasure in making even the stuffiest person burst out into full-laughter. More than that, Joe was a man who loved openly. Eager to make others feel welcome, Joe was quick to offer food, a helping hand, or words of encouragement to those around him. Beloved son of Patricia “Patty” Ryan and the late Martin “Marty” Cuzzone, Sr., who preceded him, Joe grew up with his brothers Martin Cuzzone, Jr., and Bobby-Joe Ryan, and was educated in Springfield, Ma. Family meant everything to Joe, and he held his children closest to his heart. He is survived by his daughters, Sarah and Sophia Cuzzone, his son, Joseph Anthony Cuzzone, Jr., with whom he shared his name, as well as his nephew, Tyler Cuzzone; who was very much a second son to him. He also leaves behind many friends and a large extended family; all of whom he loved. He was truly loved and will be missed by many. A memorial will be held at Cierpial Memorial Funeral Homes (69 East Street, Chicopee, MA 01020) on Thursday, July 1st between 4-8 pm, with the service being at 7:30pm. In accordance with his wishes, the family asks that you wear 49ers clothing (or their red and gold colors) instead of traditional attire. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be given to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 333 East St. RM 417, Pittsfield, MA 01201.