Obituary of James Vincent Saracco
James Vincent "Jimmy" Saracco
WELLSVILLE - James Vincent "Jimmy" Saracco, 88, of Wellsville, passed away Monday, August 17, 2020, at Valley Hospice Care Center North in Steubenville.
He was born December 6, 1931, in East Liverpool, the son of the late Donato and Marietta (Vallera) Saracco. In addition to his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death on April 8, 2019, by his wife, Lenora "Jean" (Sprout) Saracco, whom he married June 2, 1952. He was also preceded in death by one son, James Michael "Jimbo" Saracco; three sisters: Betty Laughlin, Eleanor Wain, and Viola Cuffaro; and three brothers: Louis Saracco, Anthony "Tucker" Saracco, and Constantino "Keets" Saracco.
Jimmy graduated from Wellsville High School in 1949, and he served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was employed as a lathe operator for Timet in Toronto and also as a realtor for Bondie Realty. He was very active in his community, having served as vice president and on the Board of Directors for the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce, and he was a member of the Beautification Committee. He also served the Village of Wellsville as village administrator for several years, and he was a trustee for the Wellsville Sons of Italy Lodge 657. Jimmy had been president of the Jaycees and the Wellsville Boosters Club, was a member of the Democratic Club, and he also coached youth baseball. He was honored to receive the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year Award in 2011. Jimmy was a member of the former Immaculate Conception Church and also of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Toronto.
Survivors include one daughter, Tina Allmon and her companion, Al Traina, of Wellsville; one son, Steve Saracco and his wife, Heidi, of Wellsburg, WV; one daughter-in-law, Judy Saracco of Wellsville; and one sister, Mary Lou Barton of North Carolina. Also surviving are seven grandchildren: Tiffany McCauley, Donato (Ashley) Allmon, Damien Saracco, Aubrianna (Bill) McGonigal, Stacie Saracco, Alyson Saracco, and Devonie Saracco; and ten great-grandchildren: Alanna, Griffin, Ryker, Marky, Alaska, Steven, Aleah, Jennaea, Deliliah, and Scarlett.
Friends may call from 5:00 - 7:00 pm on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at the Roberts Funeral Home, 631 Main Street in Wellsville. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to adhere to social distancing guidelines, the number of people in the funeral home at one time will be limited. While the family greatly appreciates your love and support during this difficult time, they ask that you greet them with kind and loving words instead of a hug or handshake. Also, as mandated by Governor Mike DeWine, face masks are required to be worn while in the funeral home. Online condolences can be posted to the funeral home's website or Facebook page as register books will not be provided in the funeral home during this unprecedented time. Please be understanding of the precautions being taken in the interest of everyone's safety.
A private family service will be held with Rev. Thomas Vennitti of the church presiding.
Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery.
You may view this obituary and send condolences online at www.robertsfuneralhomewellsville.com.
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