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Fr. Salvatore Cuccia O.Praem.

September 1, 1940 November 17, 2018
Fr. Salvatore Cuccia O.Praem.
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Obituary for Fr. Salvatore Cuccia O.Praem.

Father Salvatore Henry Cuccia, O. Praem., age 78 a member of the Norbertine Community of St. Norbert Abbey, De Pere, WI, and a Norbertine priest, passed into God’s eternal kingdom on 17 November 2018.

Father Salvatore (Sal) was born on 1 September 1940, in Madison, WI to John and Anne (DiSalvo) Cuccia. His home parish was St. Joseph Parish, Madison, WI.

In 1963, Father Sal received a B.A. degree in Philosophy from St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI, and in 1968 received a degree in Theology from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.

Upon entering St. Norbert Abbey, he was vested as a novice on 28 August 1958. He professed Simple Vows on 28 August 1960, Solemn Vows on 28 August 1963 and was ordained to the Priesthood on 1 September 1966. He celebrated 50 years of Priestly Ordination in 2016.

Father Sal was a faculty member at Archmere Academy, Claymont, DE from September 1967 to June 1986, where he taught Theology. He was Associate Pastor at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Baltimore, MD from June 1991 to April 2000 as well as Associate Pastor at St. Norbert College Parish from 2000 to 2012. He was then named Administrator of St. Norbert College Parish from 2012 - 2015. Since 2007, Fr. Sal served as House Superior at St. Norbert Abbey. As House Superior, he had a wonderful gift of bringing people together to share in Norbertine celebrations. He was the Chaplain for the Norbertine Associates and Co-Chaplain of St. Norbert College Department of Alumni and Parent Relations.

Father Sal is survived by the Norbertine Community; sisters, Laura (Dean) Collins, Vincy (Mark Deur) Cuccia, niece Laurean (Thomas) Butcher, two nephews, John (Julie) Collins and David (Allison) Walford as well as many grandnephews and a grandniece.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held at the Church of St. Norbert Abbey beginning at 7:00 PM on Sunday, 25 November, 2018 with Vespers of the Dead - Reception of the Body and concluding at 9:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Monday, 26 November 2018 from 8:30 AM until 10:30 AM. The Mass of Christian Burial, expressing our faith and hope in the promised glory of the Lord's Resurrection, will be held in the Abbey Church on Monday, 26 November 2018 at 11:00 AM. Very Rev. Bradley R. Vanden Branden, O. Praem., Prior of St. Norbert Abbey, will preside at the funeral liturgy. Rev. Stephen J. Rossey, O. Praem. will serve as homilist.

Burial will follow immediately in the St. Norbert Abbey Cemetery.


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Visitation

Sunday

25

Nov

7:00 PM 11/25/2018 7:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 11/25/2018 9:00:00 PM
St. Norbert Abbey

1016 N. Broadway
De Pere, WI 54115

St. Norbert Abbey
1016 N. Broadway De Pere 54115 WI
United States

Visitation

Monday

26

Nov

8:30 AM 11/26/2018 8:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 11/26/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Norbert Abbey

1016 N. Broadway
De Pere, WI 54115

St. Norbert Abbey
1016 N. Broadway De Pere 54115 WI
United States

Service

Monday

26

Nov

11:00 AM 11/26/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Norbert Abbey

1016 N. Broadway
De Pere, WI 54115

St. Norbert Abbey
1016 N. Broadway De Pere 54115 WI
United States

Graveside

Monday

26

Nov

12:00 PM 11/26/2018 12:00:00 PM
St. Norbert Abbey and Cemetery

1016 N. Broadway
De Pere, WI 54115

St. Norbert Abbey and Cemetery
1016 N. Broadway De Pere 54115 WI
United States
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