James (Jim) Truscio, Jr., 79, of Rio Rancho, NM, passed away peacefully at home on March 25, 2022, the Feast of the Annunciation.
Jim was born in The Bronx, New York City, NY, on June 19,1942. He is preceded in death by his parents James and Louise Marie Jones Truscio. He is survived by his wife, Felicie Truscio of 42 ½ years; two stepchildren, Robert S Reinchuck and Christine Marie Mills (Mark), four grandchildren whom he loved very much: Dominique McCaa (Shawn), Alyssa Reinchuck, Delilah Reinchuck and Ryan Falabella; and two great grandchildren, Elijah Ulibarri, and Anastasia McCaa. He also leaves behind, his two brothers, Robert Truscio (Paula) and Bill Truscio; his niece Cindy Thomas (David); nephews, Brandon Truscio (Sonja) and David Truscio, and many cousins in NY and NJ. Jim loved his pets: Sascha, Jack-Jack, Galileo, Coco, and his fish. Jim graduated from Morris High School in the Bronx and was recruited by Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company in NYC. He attended the Banking Institute in NY. He retired as Vice President of Branch Operations, after 34 years. During his years as a bank officer, he received many awards. He served in the US Army from 1964-1966. He moved to Rio Rancho, NM, in 1990, from Bogota, NJ. He was Sandoval County Treasurer from 2000-2004. During that time, he attended classes at Eastern New Mexico and was awarded the Chancellor’s Certificate in Public Administration, Finance Officer from the University of Missouri. Jim was active in the community and parish. Member of Friends of Many Cultures since 1998; served on the Finance Counsel for six years at St. Thomas Aquinas, 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 6696, since 1997. He was also a member of the American Legion for 35 years both in NJ and Post 118, Rio Rancho, NM. He was an avid photographer, artist, and poet in his spare time.
Rosary will be Friday, April 29th, 2022, at 10:00AM, a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30AM at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Rio Rancho, NM. Interment will be at Santa Fe National Cemetery.