Monday, January 24, 2022
J.J. Duffy Funeral Home
Louis M. Zuckerman of Cumberland, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 24th, 2022 after suffering a sudden unexpected illness.
He leaves behind a daughter, Sheryl Rennick and her husband James of Cumberland, a son, Adam Zuckerman and his wife Michelle of Glen, NH. He also leaves his grandchildren, Mackenzie, Kaitlyn, Crystal, Shania, Zachary, Connor and three great-grandchildren Tammy, Jacob and Anais. He also leaves behind his eldest brother, Bernard Zuckerman of Brockton, MA and his twin brother, Edward Zuckerman of Springfield, MA. He was predeceased by his wife Carol (Cooperman) Zuckerman, brothers Frederick Zuckerman and Gerald Zuckerman and sister Sylvia Gilman.
Lou married the love of his life, Carol Cooperman, and was able to raise two children and several grandchildren during their life together. They met in high school, where he had told all of his friends that he was going to marry that girl someday – and he did!
Lou worked many jobs in his lifetime that gave him the joy of being around people and interacting with the public. He took over the family business in 1969 when his father died. Eagle Food Products was his pride and joy. Not only did it allow him to support his family, but he made many lifelong friends along his routes. He was known to the neighborhood kids as “Mr. Chips”.
After a brief health issue, he left this business and started working with his brother Fred doing landscaping. He enjoyed that so much and kept the business going after Fred’s passing. Shortly thereafter, he went on to work at Gerry’s Service Station on Blackstone Boulevard. He relished being able to help people and tell his corny jokes – he now had a “captive audience”. After the business was sold, he went to Candeis Auto in Pawtucket where he was able to still enjoy working with the public. During both jobs, he also started his own landscaping business on the side.
In 2016 he retired and moved to Cumberland to live with his daughter and family. Lou enjoyed being on the farm and being surrounded by the animals and peace of the country life. He referred to his home as his “country squire estate”. He spent most of his time indoors due to his health, but this time was spent enjoying old movies, watching his favorite sitcoms, and seeing if he was smarter than the contestants on Jeopardy. He surrounded himself with hundreds of photos of family from the past and present that were hung on his apartment walls. It was important to him to be able to be around family and have the memories at a touch.
He spent a year and a half writing his life story, using a typewriter, one page at a time. At 1,200 pages later he was done and this will surely be a great story to share with future generations of his family.
Services will not be held at this time and a memorial service will be planned for a later date. Final arrangements are being handled by J.J. Duffy Funeral Home in Cumberland.
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