Patrick L. "Zuco" Zucaro

Patrick L. Zucaro, age 93 of Troy, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 surrounded by his immediate family at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany where he embraced the comfort and care given to our nation’s heroes.


Patrick, known as “Zuco”, was the son of the late Pasquale M. and Maria Valenti Zucaro.


Patrick was a proud United States Army veteran serving his country during the Korean War.


He owned and operated Zucaro’s Imperial Wine and Liquor Store in Troy for over 45 years.


Patrick was a graduate of LaSalle Institute where he enjoyed playing sports. He was a past member of the Troy Italian Community Center. And, Patrick was an avid fan of both the New York Yankees and New York Giants.


Patrick was a devoted husband to his wife Sally Kilgallon Zucaro, cherishing their marriage of over 70 years.


Survivors in addition to his beloved wife Sally include son Patrick J. Zucaro (Vincenza), daughter Mary Jo Schneider (Louis “Louie”), grandchildren Pasquale, Peter and Bianca Zucaro and Brooke Gross (Mark), great grandchildren James, Marianna and Anthony Jerian and Sienna Gross. Also surviving are step-sisters Catherine Esposito (late, Paul) and Josephine Smith (late, Warren).


Patrick was predeceased by his brother and sister Marco (late, Dorothea) and Jane Zucaro, his stepmother Josephine Rea Zucaro, cousin and adopted sister Edith Farina and infant grandson Eugene Patrick Zucaro.


Relatives and friends are invited to the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc., 565 Fourth Avenue (corner of 115th Street in Lansingburgh) Troy, NY 12182 for Calling Hours on Friday, February 10, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon and for the Funeral Service at Noon.


Interment with military honors will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Troy.


Our family wishes to thank Vince Comis, Edward Yamin, Sr. and Carl Ostwald for their lifelong friendship to our Dad. A special thanks to the dedicated staff at the Albany VA Medical Center, especially Floor 7B Nursing staff, for providing outstanding care for our Dad for over 50 years.


Those desiring are asked to make memorial contributions to the Sidewalk Warriors Troy, 22 Morningside Dr., Latham, NY 12110 or on-line at in memory of Patrick L. Zucaro.


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