HORNELL-Nuncio F. DiCosimo, 90, of Greeley Avenue, passed away early Saturday morning (June 24, 2017) at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell.
Born in Hornell on Jan. 21, 1927, he was a son of the late Augusto and Mary (Catania) DiCosimo. On July 2, 1951, he was married at St. Ann’s Church in Hornell to the former Mary George, who predeceased him on June 24, 1983 after 32 years of marriage. Besides his wife and parents, he was also predeceased by his two brothers, Augustine and Anthony DiCosimo; and his three sisters, Marion Capo, Margaret Stevens and Jennie Zarvis.
A lifelong resident of Hornell, Nuncio was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1945 and proudly served his country to his honorable discharge in 1946. Because of his military service he was unable to complete his high school education so he received his equivalency diploma in 1967.
For 23 years he was employed by Hornell City Products at the former Ice House, where he served as a supervisor for eight of those years. Later, along with his brother, Joseph “Muzzy” DiCosimo, he became co-owner of the family business, the former Margaret’s Grocery Store on East Main Street where he worked for 23 years before retiring in 1988 at the age of 61.
Nuncio was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and was a communicant of St. Ann’s Church in Hornell. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who also enjoyed cooking and helping others. He will be remembered most of all for being a loving husband, a wonderful father, brother, uncle and friend.
His loving family includes his devoted and caring son, John DiCosimo of Hornell; his brother, Joseph “Muzzy” (Rose) DiCosimo also of Hornell; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. in Hornell is honored to serve the family of Nuncio F. DiCosimo.
To honor his wishes there will be no calling hours. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. 285 Main St., Hornell. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Town of Fremont.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to St. Ann’s Church of Our Lady of the Valley Parish, 27 Erie Ave., Hornell, N.Y. 14843.
Online condolences or remembrances of Nuncio are welcomed at www.bishopandjohnsonfuneralhome.com.