Tilde Elsa "Margherita” Mucci, was called home to Our Lord, the morning of Sunday, October 10th at the age of 83, embraced in the love of her family surrounding her.
The daughter of Donato and Carmela DeMarco, she was born on August 20, 1938, in Montelongo (Molise), Italy. She was the youngest of four children. Margherita came to America in 1957 at the age of 18 and bravely adjusted to her new life. She began to learn English and gave birth to her first son, Anthony, in June of that year.
Margherita was an extraordinary woman. Her strength and perseverance were beyond measure and her love was penetrating. She created a loving home and nourished her family in every way. Through her faith, dedication to tradition, and love of food, she raised her three tenacious sons. She was a loving wife to her husband, Pietro Mucci, owner of Pete’s Shoe Repair in Plymouth, and together they created a home rooted in Italian heritage. From this tradition, Mama Mucci’s Pasta was born.
Mama Mucci’s Pasta was established in 1989 by her sons, Vincenzo and Francesco, based off the recipes and techniques learned from her mother. The success of Mama Mucci’s Pasta is endowed to the hard work of her sons, the irresistibility of her pasta and Mama herself. She unwaveringly acted as the matriarch of her family and will continue to reign over our hearts.
Margherita was preceded in death by her husband Pietro “Pete” Mucci. Those left to cherish her memory include her three loving children, Anthony (Patricia) Mucci, Vincenzo (Amy) Mucci and Francesco (Jennifer Price) Mucci and her precious granddaughters, Gabriella and Julia Mucci.
Friends may visit the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main Street, Plymouth on Thursday, October 14th at 4:00pm with a rosary to be said at 8:30pm.
Visitation will continue on Friday, October 15th where Margherita will lie in state at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 47650 North Territorial Road, Plymouth from 9am until the time of the Funeral Mass at 9:30am. For those unable to attend, the mass will be live-streamed and available through the Schrader-Howell website: https://www.schrader-howell.com
Margherita will be entombed at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth. A luncheon will be served at Antonio's Cucina Italiana, 2220 N Canton Center Rd, Canton beginning at 11:30am.
Donations made in lieu of flowers will be used to honor Margherita Mucci's memory through the Rugiero Promise Foundation, a charity selected by the Mucci Family. Donations may be made online at https://rugieropromise.org/
- or you may donate by mail to Rugiero Promise Foundation, 2220 N. Canton Center Road, Canton, MI 48187. Contribution envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.