OBITUARY for David Scoco
A true patriot and life-long public servant, David Alan Scoco, 63, of Blackstone and formerly of Johnston is gone too soon! Dear father of Kira Scoco of Woonsocket and Eric Scoco of Florida, and former husband of Corinne (Ruge) Scoco, he passed peacefully on May 12, 2021 at Hope Hospice Center, Providence, surrounded by loved ones.
He was born in Providence on October 9, 1957 to Joseph and Virginia (Myers) Scoco. Raised and educated there, he was a graduate of Central High School.
A proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps - and later both the Air Force and Army National Guard - he served with courage, dedication, and valor. Following his honorable discharge, he enjoyed a decades-long and distinguished career with the US Postal Service as a Letter Carrier based at the Woonsocket Post Office, especially enjoying his route in the City’s North End neighborhood, endearing himself to many along the way. He recently retired after 30 years of dedicated service to scores of appreciative postal patrons.
Gregarious, generous, good-natured, good-hearted, and kind to all, he was always positive and supportive, the ‘rock’ of his family. Definitely a ‘people person’, affable, and friendly, he could be ‘a man of few words’, but to those who had the pleasure of getting to really know him soon found that he could easily ‘talk your ear off’ – and often did so !
David had a deep appreciation for nature - especially the ocean and fresh-water lakes - and loved the outdoors and many outdoor activities, especially in and around the water; fishing, trout tournaments, boating, and camping at Johnson’s Pond to name a few. His other passions included low-stakes card playing, cigar smoking, fantasy football and football ala the New England Patriots, Super Bowl parties, and shooting pool. He also enjoyed cooking, most notably his awesome lasagna! In his earlier years, he also enjoyed motorcycling and coaching Little League baseball in Johnston.
Besides his former wife and their children, David is survived by his cherished grandchildren, Bella and John Singleton, Jr., and his caring brothers, Joseph in New Hampshire and Steven in Texas. He also leaves several close friends including Kristy and Kevin Lapierre with whom he shared a special bond.
Visitation will be held at the Berarducci Home, 185 Spring Street, Woonsocket on Friday, May 21st from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Committal services with full military honors will be conducted at Highland Memorial Park, Johnston, RI, on Saturday, May 22nd at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to join the procession from the funeral home, services will begin at 8:45 am