Dr. Joseph V. Pucci
Longtime Waukesha optometrist, died peacefully at AngelsGrace Hospice on May 4, 2011 at the
age of 77 years. Dr. Joseph Vincent Pucci was born October 23, 1933, the son of Gaetano V.
and Emily G. (Phillips) Pucci in Waukesha, WI. He married Dorothy (Stevens) on January 15, 2002.
Joseph received his doctor of optometry degree at the Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago. He
attended Waukesha High School and Marquette University, Milwaukee, before beginning his
professional studies. At Illinois College of Optometry he was a member of the Council on Ethics,
vice-president of the Wisconsin Club, a member of Omega Epsilon Phi fraternity, and served as a
representative on the student council. Since 1957, Dr. Pucci practiced in Waukesha, where he
has treated thousands of area residents, eventually serving three generations of many families.
During his nearly 50 years of practice, the advances in optometry were many. A lifetime of
serving patients has left him with no regrets. Joseph enjoyed golfing, fishing, and playing black
jack. He was a history buff and a horse lover, most of all he loved spending time with family,
especially his grandkids.
Joseph will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Dorothy; his children, Anthony "Tony" (Nina) Pucci,
Lisa (Andrew Dillon) Pucci, Brant (Nicole) Allen, June (Frank) Rogers, and Sha-lee (Greg) Medd;
grandchildren, Isabella, Dominic, Marisa, Jacob, Tyler, and Ethan; brothers, David (Sue) Pucci,
Michael Pucci, Tom Pucci, and Bob Pucci; and sister, Patricia (Don) Bethke. Joseph is further
survived by other relatives and many friends. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara
Hasselkus; parents; sister, Marietta; and sister-in-laws, Sue and Loralei.
?The visitation for Joseph will be from 11a.m. until the 1p.m. funeral service on Sunday, May 15,
at the Cesarz, Charapata &Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188.
?Memorials to AngelsGrace Hospice, W359 N7430 Brown Street, Oconomowoc, WI 53066 or to
the Wisconsin Parkinson's Association, 945 North 12 St., Milwaukee, WI 53233 are appreciated.
"If I had to live my life over; I would do it the same"
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