Kevin Dominic Cuccia
December 6, 1962 - April 21, 2019
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St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
Ruston, LA 71270
318-255-2870 | Map
Friday 4/26, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
Ruston, LA 71270
318-255-2870 | Map
Friday 4/26, 12:00 pm

A Funeral Mass for Kevin Dominic Cuccia, 56, of Ruston will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, April 26, 2019, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Ruston, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Rev. Tony Pasadas will officiate. A wake will begin at 10:00 AM on Friday, April 26…

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Stephen Pomes left a message on October 5, 2019:
Kevin and I met at UNO. Although we didn't have classes together, we had mutual friends, and we quickly became friends. We both worked in libraries and kept in touch at library conferences. Kevin was a kind, thoughtful person, and I know he will be missed. I know that I will miss seeing him at conferences and at other library events.
Sherry Curry left a message on April 27, 2019:
It is difficult to believe that such a vibrant, unique individual has passed from this world. I had the pleasure of knowing dear, funny, smart Kevin for over twenty years. I was always impressed with his dedication to the Catholic Church, his job, the Ruston Theatre, his friends, his dog and so much else. Kevin always had some activity going on, and even through his various illnesses, his humor and joy of living kept him going. I will miss my dear friend but I will always have him in my heart.
Cheryl Ledet left a message on April 27, 2019:
I was always happy to see Kevin when he visited New Orleans. I will miss his vibrant personality and his descriptions of all of his interesting adventures. Kevin was easy to like and to love. He was devoted to his brother Anthony. Missing you already! Love always, Cheryl
Heather Budden left a message on April 27, 2019:
I was very sad to hear about Kevin’s passing. He was one of the first people that I met in Ruston after moving there for graduate school. I met him in the Tech library, but got to know him even better when I attended St. Thomas Aquinas as he was actively involved in the Parish. He was always such a kind and generous person. He will he missed. To his family and friends I am sorry for your loss.
Erin Antley left a message on April 26, 2019:
I am so very sorry for your loss! He was a wonderful person and I am thankful for being able to have made his acquaintance! My prayers for peace and my deepest condolences in this time of loss.
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Ronnie Burthe left a message on April 25, 2019:
Kevin also had many good friends from his time in New Orleans and from his participation in the UNO Awakening Group. I remember he was the who had the idea for us to sell "Pie in a Cup" at one of the UNO festivals. Kevin hosted me for a visit in Ruston in 1994 and we visited a nearby Air Force base and the place where Bonnie & Clyde were killed. I was also fortunate to see him perform in a passion play in Ruston. Kevin had a wacky sense of humor .. in one Indiana Jones movie we watched (probably at the Pitt's a dollar movie theater close to UNO) there was a scene with a tank going off a cliff which caused Kevin to chime "It's a tankless job!" I also remember him thoughtfully getting me a NFL Hall of Fame mug with my name on it when he went to Canton. I was fortunate to share a lot of memories with Kevin and I'm sure there are plenty of people who could say the same thing. He will be very missed.
Jeannine Gelpi left a message on April 25, 2019:
I worked with Kevin at Louisiana Tech several years ago and he was one of the most caring and compassionate people I have ever met. He was such a great colleague and friend. I am praying for his family and friends through this difficult time. As I have said before the world would be a better place with more people like Kevin.
Anthony (Tony) McGoron left a message on April 25, 2019:
Kevin and I shared a house in Ruston from 1989-1991 while I was studying for my PhD. We kept in touch each year since, through Christmas cards. Kevin was one of the most genuinely nice and sincere person I have ever known. While our personalities were quite different, I believe that we were good and honest friends. We had a terrific group of friends during those years, all with different personalities, but Kevin was the common denominator. There were always people at our house, but mostly because of Kevin. He was their big brother, counselor and friend. The only argument that I can recall is when we had a party and I let my dog drink beer. He wasn't happy about that. He also got mad when the dog chewed up the baseboards in the kitchen. But, both issues were forgotten quickly. He didn't even seem to mind so much that his defenseless cat (that had been de-clawed) had to live mostly under furniture or on top of cabinets because of the new dog in the house. I was happy to see that Kevin became a "dog person" after I left.Both during the time I was in Ruston, and since, I have been amazed at how active he was in the church, the community and with his own acting "career". He was always doing something. His last Christmas report was full of optimism and gratitude for what he has been able to do, despite his health difficulties. It is a perfect lesson for us to enjoy what we have while we can and not dwell on our problems. Easier said than done. I learned a lot from him and it made me a better person. Kevin proves the adage "Only the Good Die Young".Peace be with you and Godspeed on your final journey.
Beth Simon left a message on April 25, 2019:
I am saddened to hear that Kevin has passed. He had a personality bigger than life and a servants heart that touched many. Tech will not be the same without him. The lives he touched with his outpouring of love will live on as a testament of Kevin's purpose here on earth.
Charlotte Lee left a message on April 25, 2019:
I worked with Kevin at the Prescott Library for over ten years and found him to be one of the kindest human beings I have ever met. He and I shared our Catholic faith and he was truly devoted to his beliefs. To his family, I pray that you will find some comfort in knowing what he meant to so many. He will be missed.
Rebecca Brantley left a message on April 25, 2019:
Kevin was a truly wonderful colleague and friend to so many people. In addition to possessing a vast amount of knowledge in his area of expertise, he was a gifted and compassionate educator when communicating with students and faculty. His sweet spirit left this earth much too early . . .
Dennis Keeton left a message on April 24, 2019:
I met Kevin only about 2 years ago when we both got casted for Ruston Community Theatre's "It's a Wonderful Life". He was always friendly.Kevin and I were also casted for RCT's most recent play, " Witness for the Prosecution". I will always cherish those last few performances together.
Kathleen McCook left a message on April 24, 2019:
Kevin was a wonderful, bright , inquisitive student at the LSU School of Library and Information Science. I have donated to that program in his memory. His career as a librarian provided light and wisdom to the many whose lives he touched.--Kathleen (Heim) McCook, former Dean, LSU SLIS when Kevin was our graduate student.
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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