Luciano Cozzi

October 12, 1955 ~ December 9, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old

Luciano Cozzi Obituary

Luciano Cozzi, 68, of Coventry, RI, peacefully graduated to his Eternal Home on December 9, 2023, after a two-year battle with brain cancer.

The world was gifted with Luciano’s birth on October 12, 1955, to his parents Libero and Lisi’ (Rossi) Cozzi in beautiful Siena, Italy. In 1980, Luciano moved to Pasadena, California in 1980 to study theology, jumpstarting his lifelong calling in pastoral ministry for 41 years. It was there that he met his wife, Suzanne Cozzi, where they wed in 1982. Shortly thereafter, Luciano and Suzanne went on to have two now adult children, Daniele Cozzi and Elisabetta Bussiere. Luciano was also blessed with two beautiful grandchildren, Lucas Iannelli and Aria Cozzi. Luciano loved hiking, nature, and spending quality time with his family.

Luciano was best known for his lifelong devotion to serving the Lord. He and his family moved back to Italy to answer his pastoral calling, planting and maintaining many churches all throughout the country, including Sicily and Malta. In 1997, Luciano and his family moved back to the United States, where he continued to serve God. He continued his studies to earn a PhD in Biblical Counseling, became an accredited Biblical Counselor with IABC and became a Biblical Counseling instructor. He served as a Senior Pastor at Grace Family Church of RI and opened up a Counseling Center next door, where he and his students changed thousands of lives, all without ever charging a dime.

His brain cancer diagnosis on December 7, 2021, never stopped him from serving the Lord. It was then that he decided to write his last book, Responding to Suffering, writing words of hope and comfort in the midst of his chemo and radiation treatments. Luciano continued to serve as a Senior Pastor and attended church all the way until the week before he passed.

Luciano was predeceased by both his parents and his brother, Lio Cozzi. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Cozzi, two children: Daniele Cozzi and Elisabetta Bussiere, his brother Lirio Cozzi and sister Libe Cozzi. He is also survived by his two grandchildren Lucas Iannelli and Aria Cozzi.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at 3:00 pm in the Gorton-Menard Funeral home, 721 Washington Street, Coventry, RI. Calling hours will be held prior from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Burial will be private.

A collation will take place at Grace Family Church of RI, 125 Washington Street, West Warwick, RI immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, Luciano and his family requested donations be made to Grace Family Church of Rhode Island, or to Hope Hospice of RI.

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December 19, 2023

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Gorton-Menard Funeral Home and Crematory
721 Washington Street
Coventry, RI 02816

Memorial Service
December 19, 2023

3:00 PM
Gorton-Menard Funeral Home and Crematory
721 Washington Street
Coventry, RI 02816


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