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Opal L. Redding

Opal L. Redding

Jun 4th, 1924 - Jun 12th, 2020
  • Birth Date: Jun 4th, 1924
  • Death Date: Jun 12th, 2020
  • Funeral Date: Jun 16th, 2020
  • Location: St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Littlestown
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Biography: Opal L. Redding, 96, formerly of Littlestown, died Friday, June 12, at Hanover Hall Nursing Center.  She was the widow of Frederick J. Cucco, Sr. who died Sept 25, 1982 and Joseph H. Redding who died Aug 15, 2014.  Born June 4, 1924 in Henderson, NC, Opal was the daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Bessie Paynter M. Whittemore.  She was a 1943 Middleburg High School of NC graduate. Opal then worked in Baltimore and was later a homemaker and caregiver.

Surviving are her children:  Frederick J. Cucco, Jr. & Cheryl of Littlestown; Antoinette Cross & Salvatore of Stewartstown and Elizabeth Thomas of Littlestown; her two step daughters: Diane Hanlon & Paul of Littlestown and Cecilia Stanford of Annapolis; her stepsons:  Francis Redding & Roberta of Naches, WA and Brian Redding & Donna of Aspers; her many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren; her brother, Thomas Whittemore of Henderson, NC and her sisters, Bessie Brown of Henderson and Louise Smith of Brodnax, VA.  Opal was predeceased by her son, Vincent Cucco and her three sisters, Velma M. Norris, Shirley M. Gibson and Mildred Hutchins and brother Calvin R. Whittemore.   She was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church and Senior Center, both of Littlestown.  She loved to sew, making quilts and crafts and loved her gardens.  Opal loved her grandchildren and spending time with her family.

Mass of Christian Burial is Tuesday, June 16, at 10 A.M. at her church with The Rev. C. Anthony Miller Celebrant.  Viewing is Tuesday 9 - 9:30 A.M. at Little's Funeral Home, Littlestown. Interment is in Gardens of Faith Memorial Gardens, Rosedale, MD. Contributions in Opal's name may be sent to her church 2 29 S. Queen St., Littlestown, PA  17340.  Online condolences may be shared on

Jennifer Frenkil
Jun 14th, 2020 6:16 pm
Opal, RIP unto Eternity! In Heaven you are now... Amen , a So Precious woman ! Please accept my deepest sympathy and admiration to All whom feel heartbroken and speechless, alongside myself at this draining time of loss !
May God Bless Us All right now, I trust the welcomed King in Heaven does so !
Janet (Eline) McMaster
Jun 13th, 2020 8:26 pm
Opal and Joe were our next door neighbors and we were sad when they had to move to a retirement home. How lucky were we to have known these wonderful people and better yet to have had these longtime neighbors~~

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