Obituary of David Michael Zaffuto Sr.
It is with the deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of David Michael Zaffuto Sr., at the young age of 60, on November 4, 2020. He was a resident of Pearl River, Louisiana. David was the beloved husband of Donna Cucchero Zaffuto for 41 years. Loving father of David Zaffuto Jr. (wife Brittney Brandt Zaffuto) and Caitlin Zaffuto. Grandfather of his most precious grandson Grant Zaffuto. Brother-in-law of Anthony Cucchero (wife Carla Cucchero) and Lisa Cucchero Bayham (husband Alan Bayham). He was preceded in death by his father Angelo Zaffuto; mother Pamella Graves; step-father Elvin Graves; brother Sidney Zaffuto Sr.; father-in-law Anthony Cucchero Sr.; and mother-in-law May Cucchero. He also leaves behind many other relatives and dear friends.
David was a millwright from 1978-1997 and then transitioned to a mechanic at Enterprise Product Company in St. Bernard, where he spent his remaining years before becoming disabled in 2015. He was a hard worker who dedicated his entire life to providing for his beloved family. Only second to his love for his family was that of karate, particularly Wado Ryu. For over 25 years, he had a great passion for practicing and teaching his beloved art. He filled everyone’s lives with love, laughs, and jokes. He would give the shirt off of his back to anyone he met, no questions asked. He will forever be missed by all those he leaves behind.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. followed by a memorial service beginning at 7:00 p.m. to be held at Audubon Funeral Home located at 61101 Highway 11 in Slidell, Louisiana. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and staff of Tulane and Slidell Memorial Cancer Centers and Tulane and Slidell Memorial Hospitals. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at donate.lls.org or mailed to 3 International Drive, Suite 200, Rye Brook, NY 10573. If it were not for this society, we would have had to bear a much larger financial burden. We would like to thank them for all the help and assistance we received from them. Memories and condolences may be expressed at www.AudubonFuneralHome.com
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