OBITUARY

Anthony Charles Cucchiara

May 26, 1995January 9, 2021
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Anthony Charles Cucchiara, born May 26, 1995 in Houston, Texas, he was the son of Lee and Debra Cucchiara. Anthony was a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Jesuit High School of New Orleans and was preparing to graduate from LSU with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Extremely intelligent, always wanting to keep his mind engaged, working one problem or another. Anthony was in constant desire to pursue his passion for higher mathematics. Growing up, Anthony was a protector to all he loved and lover of all things living. And when he left us, he left us fighting. Fighting to overcome an enemy which proved too powerful, but fighting until the end, so he could stay with those he loved as the person he knew they, and he, most wanted him to be, unclouded by any negative influence at all. He will remain through us forever that rare sort of person: one we most wish others could have known. In his painful journey away from addiction he helped change the direction of countless lives through his guidance, encouragement and support. As a keen judge of character and personality he knew how to be a loyal friend to fellow sufferers and how to guide them to healing. He will be remembered as a selfless young man, never needing much and offering all he had. His mother, father, sister and family will forever be proud of him. Anthony is preceded in death by his uncle, Carmine Castaldo; aunt, Carmen Wible; grandmother, Jacquelyn Murray; and great-grandmothers, Bertha Gonzales and Julia Leyba. He is survived by his parents, Lee and Debra Cucchiara; sister, Claudia Cucchiara. He is also survived by his grandparents: Reyes and Maria Elena Garcia and Chuck and Lorraine Cucchiara; aunts and uncles: Jill and husband Bob Patterson; Jason and Missy Murray; Reyes Garcia III; and Christina and Matt Weisser; cousins: Gennaro and Rosa Castaldo; Parker and Addison Murray; Reyes IV and Miranda Garcia; Roy Chapa and Olivia and Noah Weisser. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Anthony Cucchiara Memorial Scholarship Fund. https://www.gofundme.com/f/anthony-cucchiara-scholarship-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1 A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Jesuit High School Chapel of the American Martyrs, 310 S. Solomon St. New Orleans, LA 70119. A public visitation will begin at 11:00am followed by a Mass at 12:00pm. A burial will follow at Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum. Due to lack of parking shuttle services will be provided at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119. You may sign the guest book and share memories with the family at www.lakelawnmetairie.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

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Kyle Territo

January 15, 2021

My deepest condolences to Anthony’s family and loved ones. I met Anthony in one of my first Chemical Engineering classes at LSU a few years ago. We were randomly paired together by the instructor. From that moment on, I knew it was the beginning of a great friendship. He was the smartest and most loyal person I have ever met. We spent countless hours working on problems and preparing presentations for school. He always calmed my nerves on exam days, and he was a constant for me throughout college. He somehow knew how to solve any problem that was thrown at him, and he was always confident in his answer. I was always envious of him for this, yet I admired him for it. He never left me hanging in any of our classes, and he always cared to help me understand any confusion I had. Since Anthony was a couple years older than me, I always looked up to him for guidance— especially related to school. Me and Anthony were determined to get our Chemical Engineering degree together one way or another. I wish I would have known Anthony better outside of school, and known about his battle with addiction. Anthony was a great guy and he will be missed by many.

Alexandra and Gabriela El Abed

January 13, 2021

Lee,

We are so sorry for the loss of your son, Anthony. We both send you our condolences and a prayer to you and your family.

Reyes Garcia

January 13, 2021

Reyes Garcia

January 13, 2021

Reyes Garcia

January 13, 2021

Shelby English

January 13, 2021

Anthony,

It was a pleasure to meet someone like you. You always were very kind to me. You were my first friend I made at Max Fitness and you were so welcoming to me. You always gave me the best advice and I knew I could always come to you if I needed anything. You were like a brother to me and I loved that. I’ll always remember you and remember the positive impact you had on my life. Words can’t describe how amazing you were. I miss and love you “Tony”.

-Shelby

Lee Cucchiara

January 13, 2021

I will always love you and live my life in honor of yours. I will always be blessed to call you my son. I love you.

Dad

Jo Ann Paulin

January 13, 2021

Lorraine & Chuck, please know you & your family are in my thoughts & prayers. So sorry for your loss.

Rose & Mark Aucoin

January 12, 2021

Lee we are so very sorry for the loss of your son, what a wonderful young man with so much to live for. Our prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. always know the Romar family is here for you.

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