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Cucci’s restaurant founder, Victor Cucci, passes away at 68

The owner of Cucci's Pizzeria has passed away at the age of 68.
The owner of Cucci's Pizzeria has passed away at the age of 68.

COVINGTON, Va. – Victor Cucci, the founder of Cucci’s Pizzeria, passed away Thursday night at age 68.

This comes after the Cucci family had to close the Covington pizzeria for about a week after Cucci was sent to the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with the coronavirus.

His restaurant has been a staple in our region since it opened in 1977, and when the restaurant closed briefly this week Cucci and his family received ample support from community members.

A private funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 18.


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Jazmine Otey joined the 10 News team in February 2021.