OBITUARY

PFC Paul Paulie Orazio Cuzzupe II

December 2, 1986August 8, 2010

CUZZUPE II, PFC Paul Orazio, 23, died August 8, 2010 of injuries sustained in Afghanistan while serving his country. Paul served proudly as a Combat Medic in the United States Army. He enlisted in March 2009, and left for basic Training to Ft Sill, Ok in July 2009. Paul then went on to Advanced Training (Combat Medic) at Ft Sam Huston, Tx and was later assigned to G Company, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Calvary Regiment, Vilseck, Germany. Paul was a 2005 graduate of Armwood High School where he was in the National Honor Society and in the top 20% of his class. Paul attended St. Leo University from 2005-2009 majoring in History with a minor in Political Science. Paul always said that music was the love of his life and was a talented musician and guitarist that started with the Youth Group Band “Just Cause” at St. Francis of Assisi. He continued his efforts forming the music bands Fall-N-Grace, The Seed, Side-B, The Flawless Effect, and Just Three. Some of his music and videos can be heard on www.paulcuzzupemusic.com Paul was preceded in death by his father, Paul O. Cuzzupe Sr. and grandfather, Anthony Cuzzupe, as well as step-grandfather Anthony Volpe. He is survived by his mother, Annette Cuzzupe-Kirk and stepfather, Michael Kirk of Seffner, Florida; brothers, Anthony Cuzzupe II of Burlington, New Jersey and David Cuzzupe III of Seffner, Florida; sister, Alexis Kirk of Seffner, Florida; half-sister, Julia Cuzzupe-Barnett of Tampico, Indiana; step-brother, Troy Kirk of Lititz, Pennsylvania; maternal grandparents, David and Judy Allard of Plant City, Florida; paternal grandmother, Barbara Volpe of Burlington New Jersey; girlfriend, Stephanie LePochat of Seffner, Florida; step-mother, Alicia Cuzzupe of New Holland, Pennsylvania and an extended loving family and many friends. Paul was very much loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm– 9:00 pm with a Rosary at 8:00 pm from the Legion of Mary Friday August 20, 2010 at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home 2323 W. Brandon Blvd, Brandon, Fl 33511. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am Saturday August 21, 2010 at St. Francis of Assisi’s Catholic Church 4450 CR579, Seffner, Fl 33584. Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Michael O’Neill I.C.. Interment will immediately follow at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens where full military honors will be rendered. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 am September 8, 2010 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Burlington, New Jersey. St Stephens Catholic Church in Valrico, Fl will also hold a Memorial Mass. Date and time will be announced. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made in Paul’s honor to the Fisher House at www.fisherhouse.org. Condolences may be offered at www.hillsboromemorial.com and www.mem.com

Arrangements under the direction of Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon, FL.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 20, 2010

  • Rosary

    Friday, August 20, 2010

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 21, 2010

Memories

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JennyRose C

May 27, 2018

I was honored to run with Paul's name on my bib at the 11th annual I did the grid in Northport NY, a race that honors our fallen. God Bless you all and know that Paul will never be forgotten by so many, including those who never had the privilege of meeting him personally.

May 23, 2015

To the family and loved ones of PFC Paul Cuzzupe:
Please know that PFC Paul Cuzzupe was remembered and honored at an event in Northport, NY (Long Island). Today was the 8th annual "I Did the Grid" Run/Walk. Each runner had the names of 4 fallen soldiers on their running bib, that died while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom. PFC Paul Cuzzupe was one of the heroes on my running bib and at the end of the 4 mile run I had the honor of ringing a bell in his memory.
I wanted you to know that PFC Paul Cuzzupe and all those that gave the ultimate sacrifice continue to be remembered and honored at this event.
With regards,
Denise Egan (Bellmore, NY)

Auntie Juli

January 18, 2015

I've been thinking of you and your Uncle Dave a lot lately. Not sure why that is. Both in my dreams and in my wandering thoughts throughout the day, my mind sees your smile and I have to wonder where you would be in life had you not left us all so soon. Uncle Dragan and I were talking about it the other evening and both of us think you would be helping other soldiers in some form or fashion. I can see you supporting those that came back with visible, and not so visible, wounds. Either through medicine or possibly music. And even though you are not here, you help many of us every day. What a special gift you posses to be able to do so, even now. I have no idea if there is anything after life on this blue marble. If there is, hug Nana and Papa for me. If you happen to see my Father, tell him I miss him and pour him and Papa a drink. I have no doubt it will be something strong, manly and I doubt they will stop at one! As for your Uncle Dave, well, tell him... it's ok, I'm sure he already knows. Just hug him tight for me. Love you much Paulie.

Danielle

August 12, 2014

With every year that passes it doesn't get any easier. Everyone still misses you just the same. The difference with this year though, I didn't cry as much because I thought about all of the fun times we all had as kids and I smiled more than I usually do on that day. I have so many memories of you, Meg, Cory and I hanging out and just doing nothing. And those were some of the best times ever. Funny how people can make such an impact on each others lives. You definitely made one on mine. Thank you for always being such a good friend! I miss you buddy!

Alicia Cuzzupe

April 12, 2014

Paulie, we miss you and I still think of how you were the only family besides marc and marc to keep me and your dads wedding a secret from your grandmother...not sure how well it worked she said she knew all along, lol, ...miss you and your dad so much, give my sweet a kiss, until we meet again...miss you calling the house asking for Miss Stepma instead of Miss Licia :)

Julie LaTulip-Lazarevich

October 8, 2012

Paul,

Know that your Mother, your Father, brothers and sister love you and that will never fade. All of us are better people to have known you and had you in our lives. You are a very special person to your Uncle Dragan and I and will always consider you our nephew. You brought smiles and laughter to our world and for that we are forever grateful. We miss you Paulo.... more than any words can express. xo

October 7, 2012

I did not know Paul but want to offer my sorrow for his loved ones, as I came across this web page.

alicia cuzzupe

September 1, 2012

your dad and I love you

Peggy Childers

August 8, 2012

To the family and friends of Pfc. Paul Cuzzupe:
Please accept my remembrance of Paul on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.

Peggy Childers

August 8, 2011

To the family and friends of Pfc. Paul Cuzzupe:
Remembering Paul on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!

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World, meet Paul Orazio Cuzzupe II...a force to be reckoned with!

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