Re: JOSEPH & ANTHONY NUCCIO-NEW ORLEANS, LA
I am not connected with the Nuccio line, but I knew some Nuccio's once.May be the same ones.Back in the 70's I was working at a hospital in Texas that was very close to the DFW Airport.In fact, if someone became ill while in flight and DFW was the next landing place...the ill person was brought to our hospital.
This Nuccio family was in flight either to or from home, when Mr. Nuccio had a heart attack and was brought to us.It was a pretty bad one, because he was unconcious for a couple of days.They were from Chicago.They owned an Italian pastry store/bakery, that they lived over up over.I can't remember who all was traveling....may have just been Mr. and Mrs. Nuccio.But, eventually all the kids came.As, he regained consiousness, and started improving, all but his wife went back to their jobs and the bakery in Chicago.One of their daughters, Ann, would fly back to Texas every week.I think Mr. Nuccio was there for 6 to 8 weeks.Ann would bring me canoles when she came back each time.I got real close to this family.I did not know the first names of Mr. and Mrs. Nuccio.I just called them Momma and Poppa Bear.It started when Mr. Nuccio got cranky with me and I told him he was just an old"bear".He laughed and laughed....and loved it.So, from then on it was not Mr. Nuccio, it was Poppa Bear.
I came across this name and it brought back so many memories.I loved that family.They were so close to each other, and so special.I've thought of them so many times through the years.I'm sure Mr. Nuccio (Poppa Bear) has passed on by now.His heart was in really bad shape.And, I believe he was in his 60's then.He would be pushing 100 years old right now.But as honery and determined as he was.....he may live to be 120 year old.And, I say 'honery' in a loving gester.
I hope you get this.I just had to drop you a line when I saw the name.