, Port Arthur, Texas

March 1, 2013

Nicholas "Nick" Cuccia

The Port Arthur News

NEDERLAND —    Nicholas “Nick” Cuccia, 89, of Nederland, passed away, Tuesday February 26, 2013 at his residence in Corpus Christi.

   A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Saturday, March 2, 2013 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Nederland with Rev. Msgr. Dan Malain officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches under the direction of Melancon’s Funeral Home in Nederland.

   A gathering of the family and friends will be from 5 to 8 PM Friday evening with a Rosary to be held at 6:00 PM at the funeral home.

   Mr. Cuccia was born in Port Arthur and lived all of his life in Port Arthur and Nederland until moving to Corpus Christi 8 years ago. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and survived 2 ships sinking during his tour in the Pacific.  He served his county proudly for six years in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He retired From Gulf Oil Corporation with 35 years of service as an insulator.

   Mr. Cuccia is survived by his daughter, Monica Toepfer and her husband, Ernst of Corpus Christi; his son, Gerald Cuccia of Houston; his sisters, Mary Tompkins and Angie; his brothers, Anthony and Frank Cuccia; also six grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.

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