Muccio was born July 14, 1958, in Chicago, to Eugene and Patricia (nee Zbikowski) Taglialavore. She arrived in New York in 1983 from Chicago and changed the skating community. She introduced synchronized skating to the New York Metro Area and began her coaching career at the E.J. Murrays Skating Center, Yonkers, New York and founded Team Image Synchronized Skating in 1987.
Muccio is survived by her husband, Stephen M. Muccio; children, Anthony and Nicole; her parents; siblings, Antoni and Joseph Taglialavore; sister, Stella Carmasine; and five nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Friday, Aug. 9 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at F. Ruggiero & Sons, Inc., 732 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers, NY 10704 (914)-375-1400. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Elmsford, with cremation to follow at Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sylvia J. Muccio Scholarship Fund to be established.
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