Niagara Gazette


March 20, 2014

Philip Anthony Cuccia

BUFFALO — Philip Anthony Cuccia passed away after a short illness on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the Veterans Hospital in Buffalo, at the age of 78.

Beloved husband of Anna for 46 years. Dear father of Christine Hollett (Glen), Joanne Cuccia (John Dellasciucca) and Santo Cuccia. Cherished Papa of Sophia and Philip. Brother of Laura Lantz (Nick) and Antoinette "Toni" Cuccia. Brother-in-law of Louie Valeri (Frances), Armand Valeri (Rose), Tony Valeri (the late Margaret), and the late William Valeri. Survived by several nieces and nephews.

Phil enjoyed spending time with the street rodder crew traveling throughout the US to         different events. Phil and Anna traveled everywhere and enjoyed their time on the cruise ships. He also worked for many years for Gray Line Tours, as well as Niagara Majestic Tours in Niagara Falls, NY.  

Phil's family received friends at MORSE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 5917 Main Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario on Wednesday evening from 6-9 PM. Vigil prayers were held at the funeral home at 6:30 PM. Funeral Mass in celebration of Phil's life was held at the Church of St. Ann (5740 Buchanan Ave.) on Thursday morning at 9:30 AM. Rite of Committal followed at Fairview Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Project Share, Tender Wishes or the Canadian Cancer Society.  

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