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James J. Cuppari

Jimmy J. Cuppari, 68, of Buckhannon W.Va. passed into eternal heaven on Thursday Sept 23, 2021, at his home and was no doubt, greeted by his late father Joseph P. Cuppari with homemade spaghetti and meatballs at the Lord’s banquet table.

Jimmy is survived by his mother Catherine M. Cuppari, the love of his life Pamela Cuppari, Son Joe Cuppari, whom he loved watch play sports, daughter-in-law Rachel Cuppari, two grandsons he adored Roman and Jett of Buckhannon, a daughter Catherine M. Cuppari he called, “Little Princess” and two granddaughters Alanna and Giada Hoeveler he enjoyed visiting in Myrtle Beach SC to take shopping.

He is also survived by his sister Petti Jo he loved, husband Larry Stout, niece Petia Modarelli, husband Mark, cousin Cher Cuppari all of Florida, cousins Jeanie Latz of Clarksburg, Roseanne Cuppari Mitchel of Pennsylvania, Uncle Frank of Arizona, and many cousins in Clarksburg and friends in Buckhannon. 

Jimmy graduated St. Pats Class of 1971 in Weston, where he had fond memories of his friends cruising in his green ’65 GTO and took home 1st place at the racetrack. He later opened up Cuppari’s Italian Restaurant with his family as head chef cooking for families that would travel from near and far to dine, as well as the famed Mel Blanc that stopped by for dinner from a WVWC trip. Jimmy and wife Pam also owned a salon on Main St, employed professionals and traveled to Charleston, S.C where they won 1st place trophy in the state.

He was an Elks member, loved his family and was generous to all.  Jimmy was a Catholic by faith and his favorite scripture was Philippians 4:13 I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me.  He earned the nick name, “Miracle Man” in his latter years for his strength in overcoming death, being brought back to life (3 separate times) by St. Joseph nurses.  

Jimmy was always up for a good belly laugh and loved joking with his family just to see them smile. His last words were gracious, encouraging and comforting as he spoke a blessing and said “…talk to ya later.”

A private viewing will be held for the immediate family. Friends are welcome to attend a graveside service Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 12 Noon in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Clarksburg, WV.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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