(Janice Marcuccilli – Marco) born into eternal life on Friday, September 2,2022, at age 74 after a long history of medical issues. Loving wife of William for 47 years. Cherished mother of John and Amanda. Beloved daughter of Charles and Frances Marcuccilli of Chicago. Sister of Charles, James and Joseph Marcuccilli. Beloved aunt of Charles and Frances Marcuccilli; Robert and Kimberly Sides; Todd and Corina Strop; Holly, Heidi and Heather Strop; Veronique, Jennifer, and Jonathan Bernard; Elijah and Shekinah Hoffman; and Benjamin Clarkson. Loving great aunt to Sabrina, Gabriella, and James Marcuccilli and others. And especially loved by her lifelong friends/phone mates and colleagues Peg Wong, Georgiana Schuster, Kathy Alvizu, Jennifer Carlson, Rita Lemanski, and Glen Ralph. Also loved by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins, and friends.
Born in Chicago, Jan attended Austin High School. She later attended Chicago Circle and graduated from UI-Dekalb with a bachelor’s degree. She started her professional career as an Elementary School teacher in Downers Grove, IL where she met William. They were married in 1974 and shortly thereafter ended up in Waukegan, IL. Jan started teaching there at Jackson Elementary School. Jan and William eventually moved back to Madison in 1977 and Jan became the Reading Specialist at Waunakee Schools. Her quest for learning brought her to pursue a MS degree from UW-Madison, which she attained in 1983. She balanced her professional goals along with caring for two children ages 3 and 5. She continued her drive for learning as she started to pursue her PhD – one class every 1-2 years. She finished her PhD in Literacy in 2001 and started her professorship at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee. She retired in 2014 and continued to tutor students.
She was very active with her kids’ school activities through out the years. Unfortunately, she had numerous medical issues, especially in the last years. Including seven surgeries in the last 7 years and was always in some pain. However, this didn’t stop her from seeing the Chicago Bears every Sunday during the NFL season. I guess her physical pain can be put into perspective by a greater pain. For sure, Jan‘s compassion, thirst for knowledge and extraordinary sense of humor will live forever in our hearts.
Visitation at Krause Funeral Home, 21600 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield, Wisconsin on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, from 1:00 PM to 3:45 PM. Funeral Service at 4:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pewaukee Food Pantry, 642 Main Street, Pewaukee, Wisconsin 53072.