Joseph N. Bertucci, 86, of Taylorville, IL died at 4:50 pm Friday, May 17, 2013 at his residence.

He was born March 16, 1927 in Kincaid, IL the son of Louis J. and Marguerite Kuntzman Bertucci.  On September 17, 1960 he married Mary Smergl in Oak Park, IL.  Mr. Bertucci retired from the Chicago Police Department in 1982 and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.

Surviving is his wife: Mary Bertucci of Taylorville, Daughter: Bonita B. Cockey and husband Preston O. Cockey, Jr. of Tampa, FL, and a Sister: Peggy Mitchell of Taylorville.  5 Grandchildren: Melissa Klay Hagen, William Louis Bertucci, Preston Morgan Cockey, Andrew Joseph Cockey, and Rachael Jean Cockey. There are 3 Great Grandchildren: Camille Bertucci, Preston K. Hagen, and Reilly K. Hagen.  There are several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Rosemary Cashin.

There will be no services at this time.

Memorials may be made to: Memorial Hospice Program, 720 N. Bond, Springfield, IL  62702

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