(WBNG Binghamton) Broome Community College on Thursday announced that longtime former Theater Director Angelo Zuccolo, 72, actor, stage director, published poet, and professor emeritus of theatre died on May 15.
Zuccolo worked at BCC for 30 years and retired in 2001.
He is survived by daughters Angelique and Marielle. He was greeted in heaven by his parents Edith and Angelo, beloved dog Nikki, and an elite cast of family and friends. Angelo was born into a family of actors, poets, sculptors, painters and singers.
Zuccolo directed over 300 stage and media productions, served as artistic director of the renowned Leonard Melfi Repertory Theatre, and was the author of myriad playscripts and teleplays. His collection of Italian-American short stories, Remember! We Come From Good Stock, was received with acclaim both in the United States and in Italy, and his trilogy of romantic poetry received national applause for its insights into the caring human heart.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 5pm to 8pm at DeMarco and Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango Street, Port Dickinson, NY.
Services will be held at Unitarian Universalist Church on 183 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY, on Monday at 11am, with prior viewing beginning at 9:30am. Internment at Riverhurst Cemetery to immediately follow.
Contributions to the Angelo Zuccolo scholarship, for excellence in theatre may be made to Broome Community College Foundation.
In lieu of flowers, Angelo’s desire was for friends and family to celebrate his life with dinner at one’s favorite Italian restaurant in the company of someone special, someone lonely, someone in need.