Frederick C. Pucillo, 76, of Methuen passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Merrimack Valley Hospice House. He was born in Boston and was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Whitman) Pucillo. He graduated from Medford High School, and was the owner of CNF Maintenance and Management. He led a very lively life as a roadie for many bands, including Rod Stewart and Earth, Wind, and Fire.
In his spare time, he enjoyed collecting model trains, traveling, and playing 45s and backgammon. However, his greatest joy was being with his family and grandchildren. He will be remembered for his colossal personality and generous heart. Mr. Pucillo made sure he knew every chef and ship's captain when he was out. He was a storyteller, a family man, and also served with the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Carol (Huysentruyt) Pucillo; his children, Diane Zinno of Methuen,MA, Frank Zinno and his wife Pamela of Derry, NH, Eric Pucillo and his wife Suzette of Litchfield, NH, Kristine Collins of Swampscott, MA, Susan Baldassarre and her husband Michael of Hampton, NH, Dana Deveau and her husband Joseph of Arlington, MA, and John Zinno and his wife Donna of Methuen, MA; brothers, Norman Pucillo of Methuen, MA and John Pucillo of Nashua, NH; sisters, Mariann Truesdale of Methuen, MA and Susan Kulenkamp of North Carolina. He also leaves 15 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 PM at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen, MA. His funeral mass of Christian burial will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Our Lady of Good Counsel / St. Theresa Church, 22 Plymouth St., Methuen, MA. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Methuen, MA. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Bldg. 9, Lawrence, MA 0183.