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Joseph A. Mancuso, 80

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —  Joseph Anthony Mancuso, 80, of North Adams, MA passed away on Saturday June 11, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends after a 2½ year battle with cancer.

He was born in North Adams, MA on November 27, 1941, a son of Albert J. Mancuso Sr. and Settina (Salce) Mancuso. He attended local schools and graduated from the former St. Joseph's High School with the class of 1960. Joe completed his studies at St. John Vianney of Barre, VT and the Seminary of Our Lady of the Angels in Glenmont, NY.

He was ordained to the Priesthood on April 6, 1970 at the Church of the Holy Spirit in East Greenbush, NY. Joe was assigned as Associate Pastor at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Schenectady, NY in September 1970 and was named Pastor of the church in 1979 where he served until his retirement in 2002. He returned to live at the family homestead in North Adams several years later. Joe or affectionately called Joey by family and close friends enjoyed photography, taking pictures of Nature; family gatherings and gardening tomatoes and hot peppers.

Survivors include two sisters- Nancy (John) Totino of St. Augustine, FL and Rachel (Robert) Dorman of Clarksburg, MA and two brothers- Albert "Butch" (Lorraine) Mancuso Jr. of North Adams, MA and Michael (Mary Jo) Mancuso of Milford, NH. He also leaves several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. Joe's family would like to extend a heartfelt "Thank you" to the Berkshire VNA and HospiceCare in the Berkshires for their support in caring for Joe.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Joe Mancuso will be celebrated on Saturday June 18, 2022 at 10:00 AM at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA will be Friday from 4-7 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in care of the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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I had the pleasure of meeting Joe when he needed a haircut. I can honestly say that I truly enjoyed each visit. When I had my children he sent gifts along with his special cards that he made. When I lost my dad, and then my brother he was there with prayers and beautiful cards. I will miss cutting his hair, and the lovely conversations. He truly has touched my life. What a kind and big hearted person he was. I am deeply sorry for all of the family’s loss. Rest In Peace Fr. Joe.
from: Hillary Oleson on: 06-18-2022

I lived next to the Mancuscos growing up on Liberty St. Great family provided me with lots of good memories.
from: chip farleyon: 06-15-2022

Rachel, so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you, prayers for you and the whole family.
from: Wanda Haleyon: 06-15-2022

I’m so sad to hear of your family’s loss…sending hugs, thoughts and prayers to you all~
from: Cheryl Lefaveon: 06-14-2022

Rachel, I was sorry to hear about your brother. Your family is in my prayers.
from: Maureen Taft Mooreon: 06-14-2022

I meet "Fr. Joe", as he will always be to me, when I was 11 years old going to mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. During that time, Our Lady of Mount Carmel had formed a music ministry, which I had become a member of. I also worked at the church's rectory for about 10 years on week nights and on weekends as a receptionist. During that time Fr. Joe and I had built a friendship that lasted throughout the years even after his retirement . He was a kind, gentle person who was not only a friend, but a mentor to me. My friend, your suffering has ended. Fly high in heaven with the angels until we meet again... TBC
from: Claudine Caputoon: 06-13-2022

MITCH, THINKING OF YOU , and praying for your strength to get through the upcoming days. Keeping his memory alive in your hearts 💕 will always bring some comfort to you all. KEEP THE FAITH. and GOD BLESS.
from: Darlene Mancinion: 06-13-2022