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03-25-2004, 04:18 AM
Angelo Natale Cunico, 93, passed away on February 8, 2003. He was born on December 25, 1909 in Arsiero, Italy, to John B. Cunico and Maria (Borgo) Cunico. He came to America at age four.

He married Caroline Lira, November 4, 1933, at Holy Trinity Church. The couple celebrated 69 years of marriage. He worked as a coal miner and retired as a foreman from the Allen Mine in 1970. He enjoyed bowling, working crossword puzzles, making latch hook rugs and talking on his CB radio.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Crist and Louis, sisters Catherine Maccagnan, Ann Lira, Julia Butero, and daughter-in-law Roberta Cunico.

He is survived by his wife Caroline, daughters Pat (Charles) Festi, Trinidad, sons Gerald (Laura) Cunico, Albuquerque, N.M., John (Lucille) Cunico, Lakeland, Minn. and Gaeta, Italy, sister Esther Sebben, seven grandchildren, Steve (Audrey) Cunico, Japan, Jim and Jeff (Jennifer) Cunico, all of Albuquerque, Tony (Tina) Festi, Austin, Gina Festi- Gitano,Trinidad, Johnny Cunico, St. Paul, Minn. and Mary Angela (Andy) Neibler, Milwaukee, Wis., 13 great grandchildren, sisters and brothers-in-law, Ermen (Anna) Lira, Pearl Lira, Angie Cunico, Mary (Pena) Cunico, Mike Butero and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be his sons Gerald and John and his grandchildren Steve, Jim, Jeff and Tony. Honorary pallbearers will be Gina, Johnny and Mary Angela and Joe Micheli.

Visitation for Angelo will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A rosary will be held Thursday, February 13, 2003, at 9 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral mass will be held Thursday, February 13, 2003, 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the American Lung Association.

Funeral arrangements for Angelo Natale Cunico are under the direction of the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.