Frank "Murph" Zuccari, 74, died Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness. A lifelong operator and owner of Zuccari Brothers Dairy in Bergholz, he was the son of the late Alfonso "Frank" and Teresa (Ventresca) Zuccari.
Murph was well known for his smile, his wit, his strength, his energy and his work ethic. He began working on the Zuccari farm with his father and uncle as a small child. He was a wonderful father and grandfather who loved his family and he was a lifelong farmer who loved the land. He was well respected within the farm community in Niagara County and his smiling face and joyful laughter was recognized throughout the area. Many other farmers sought Murph's advice and opinions about agriculture and farm techniques. He maintained lifelong friendships with those he had made as a student in Niagara Wheatfield schools and those he made as a county businessman and farmer. He and his brother, Robert, operated the family farm, which was a dairy business for over 60 years before shifting to crop production.
Murph enjoyed trips to the casino and to the Adirondacks with his family. He loved sports, especially watching his grandsons' play hockey, and trying to support the Buffalo Bills. He delighted in spending time with his grandchildren. He loved the Zuccari holiday gatherings and playing cards with his brothers and cousins. He was an extraordinary man and his laughter and good humor will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
He leaves behind his beloved wife of 46 years, Rosalie (Cimo) Zuccari; children, Jacqueline (Kevin) Mang, Anthony (Maria) Zuccari and Patrick Zuccari; and four grandchildren, Domenico, Giovanni and Gianna Zuccari and Bernadette Mang. He is also survived by brothers, Paul A. (Luanne) Zuccari and Robert P. (Joan) Zuccari; several nieces and nephews and cousins, including his business partner, Ron Zuccari.
Visitation will begin on Thursday, August 8 from 5-8 PM and will resume on Friday, August 9 from 3-8 PM at M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14304 where funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 10th at 9:15 AM followed by Murph's Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM, St. Vincent DePaul Parish at Prince of Peace Church, 1055 N. Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14304. Interment in Wheatfield Cemetery, North Tonawanda, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, PO Box 631 Buffalo, NY 14240. Visit for online condolences.
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Jay holler
Aug 13, 2019
Sorry Paul about your loss God bless your family.
Tommy DelZoppo
Aug 11, 2019
So sad to hear of Murph's passing. He was a wonderful guy with a great sense of humor. May God Bless him and his family.
Mike and becky hoffman
Aug 10, 2019
Frank was a true friend full of laughter. Someone who could brighten up even the cloudiest day. We enjoyed the many years we knew him and the special family Bond he had. He was to go to guy when someone needed help. We will cherish his memory and miss him dearly. God bless you Murph
John Bergey
Aug 09, 2019
Nothing but fond memories as a kid being at the farm and seeing you ,Bobby ,your Dad and Uncle Mario. May God bless you Murph and lighten the heavy hearts of those that love you, as you look down from heaven. You will never be forgotten.
Marie Eich
Aug 08, 2019
Frank was a wonderful guy. Full of fun & laughter. He will be missed. God Bless him in Heaven & his family too.
John Ohol
Aug 08, 2019
Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Frank "Murph" Zuccari by John Ohol.  Send flowers
Barney Prince
Aug 08, 2019
Blooming Garden Basket was purchased for the family of Frank "Murph" Zuccari by Barney Prince.  Send flowers
Mary Jo Zuccari
Aug 08, 2019
One of my fondest memories of returning to Niagara Falls for the holidays was playing cards with my cousins and getting that King of Diamonds.

Rest in peace Murph.
Sandy Evans
Aug 08, 2019
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Mary Jo Zuccari
Aug 08, 2019
One of my fondest memories when I returned to Niagara Falls for the holidays was playing cards with my cousins and "getting that King of Diamonds"

Rest in peace Murph.
Aug 08, 2019
Zeke and Gerry Cindric
Aug 07, 2019
Frank., you will be missed. Thank you for setting us as a couple for over 50
Years. We loved your smile, words of wisdom but mostly your long caring friendship . May you RIP our friend ❤️🙏