Samuel J. “Sam” Puccio, Jr.

Samuel J. “Sam” Puccio, Jr., age 54, of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey on November 30, 2022, at home while surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Sam’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Sam’s family.


Sam was born on December 4, 1967, in Dubuque, IA, a son to Samuel J. Puccio, Sr. and Luetta M. (Hall-Puccio) Wolfinger.  He was born and raised to appreciate the value of strong family bonds and caring for others.  Sam met his soul-mate, Tracy Tittle, when they were in school and eventually were united in marriage in the July of 1990.  They have been blessed with four children of their own and many wonderful years together.  Sam worked on the clean-up crew at FDL Foods for many years, and helped raise greyhounds in his free-time as well.  He also enjoyed working on vehicles from time to time over the years.  Sam was well-known for his heart of gold and generosity for those in need, often opening his own home to those who just needed a little hand up in life.  But, all in all, Sam was a family man at heart.  His wife, children, grandchildren, siblings, and all other family were where he found true contentment.  If family was around, Sam was sure to be in his happy place.  We will miss our dear Sam more than words could accurately convey, but we are eternally grateful for the time we had with him.  May the memories which he leaves behind help to comfort all who knew and loved him through the difficult days ahead.  Thank you, Sam, for simply being you and may you find peace in the arms of our loving Lord until we all see you again.


Those left behind to cherish the memory of Sam include,


his loving bride of 32 years,

Tracy Puccio, Dubuque, IA;


his four sons,

Samuel J. (Karissa) Puccio, III, Dubuque, IA,

Dakota M. (Majidah) Puccio, Dubuque, IA,

Joseph A. (Carmen) Puccio, Dubuque, IA,

and Alex J. (Zoe) Puccio, Dubuque, IA;


his adored grandchildren,

Elizabeth, Samuel IV, Cohen, Avery, Na’imah, Nasreen, Naveed, Joseph Jr., Sawyer, and Noah;


his mother,

Luetta M. (Jerry) Wolfinger, OH;


his siblings,

Penny (Brian) Hall, FL,

Jody (Tim) Johnston, Hazel Green, WI,

and Scott (Stacy) Puccio, Dubuque, IA;


his step-siblings,

Teresa (Kevin) Coady, OH,

Tammy (Ralph) Polletta, OH,

Andy (Cathi) Wolfinger, OH,

Tony Wolfinger, Chicago, IL;


his father-in-law,

Richard (Tina) Tittle, Dubuque, IA;


his brothers and sister-in-law,

Rick (Ann) Tittle, Dubuque, IA,

Kevin Tittle, Dubuque, IA,

Bob (Cary) Tittle, Fort Wayne, IN,

Chuck (Andrea) Tittle, Dubuque, IA,

Tiffany Willy, Dubuque, IA,

and Terry Brosius, Dubuque, IA;


along with countless extended family, friends, and neighbors.


Sam was preceded in death by his father; his mother-in-law, Sandra Heming; his sister-in-law, Brenda Brosius; along with his aunt Darlene, and his uncle, Joseph Puccio.


Sam’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at St. Croix Hospice, especially Jenni, Amanda, Tessa, and Pat for all of their care and support.


Online condolences may be shared with Sam’s family at

To honor Sam’s life, a private family service is being held.

3 comments on “Samuel J. “Sam” Puccio, Jr.
  1. Kim Grandbois says:

    His kind heart touched many… prayers to all that he loved and loved him…My heart is there!

  2. Jeremy Christensen says:

    I’m deeply sorry for your loss and share your sadness.

  3. Heather Bauer says:

    My deepest sympathy to everyone.

Leave a Condolence:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *