James "Jimmy" Sacino

James “Jimmy” Sacino, a life-long resident of New York City, died peacefully at his home in the Bronx on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, after a long and blessed life of nearly 97 years.


A beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather,  great-grandfather, uncle, and friend, James was born to Joseph Sacino and Maria Sacino (née Vodola) on January 17, 1925, and grew up in East Harlem, part of a vibrant and close-knit Italian-American community. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater. James had a long career for the New York City Department of Highways, working his way up to become a district foreman at the 158th Street Depot.


James is predeceased by son, Bro. Joseph Sacino, brothers Johnny, Mikey, Tony, and Willie, sisters Lucy Carbone (Billy) and Rosie Bochicchio (Vito). He is survived by his devoted wife of 74 years, Jennie (née Giordano), daughter Marie, grandsons Jay (Genesis), Matthew (Michael), and Mark (Samantha) Ehrlich, great-grandson Kevin Jay Ehrlich, and countless nieces and nephews, all of whom he adored.


Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, December 9, 2021, from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am on Friday, December 10, 2021 at St. Clare’s Church, 1027 Rhinelander Avenue, Bronx.


In lieu of flowers, donations in James’ memory may be made to The Calvary Hospital Fund in recognition of the family’s gratitude for the care James received in his final days.


1 Comment

  1. Daryl on December 30, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    To the family and friends of Mr. Sacino always cherish the fond memories of time spent together and although you may grieve the Bible can be a source of comfort. At (Revelation 21:3,4) it speaks of a time when there will be no more sickness or death, also at (Acts 24:15) it speaks of a resurrection that we all can look forward to. May the peace and love of the God of all comfort be with you all. Comfort can be found in our Creator through prayer and through his word the Bible and in Jesus Christ.

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