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John A. Cuculo Father Of Local Resident, Dies

NORTH CAROLINA, Sept. 1 – John A. Cuculo, a resident of Raleigh for more than 40 years, died on Friday, August 21, 2009 at The Rosewood Health Center at The Cypress of Raleigh retirement community.

He was born in Providence, RI on June 23, 1924, to John J. Cuculo and Carolina Crispi. He leaves behind his devoted and loving wife, Eve; adored children, Sherry Honeycutt (Jack) of Farmville, Patty James, and Laurie Johnson (Doug); six grandchildren, Kellie Honeycutt, Matt Honeycutt, Alexa Johnson, Caitlin Johnson, John James, and Matt James; and sister, Millie Farquhar.

Dr. Cuculo completed his undergraduate work at Brown University in Providence, RI and received his PhD in Chemistry at Duke University. After school, he spent 18 years with DuPont in the Fibers Department, where he invented Stren fishing line. He then accepted a professor-ship at North Carolina State University where he taught, completed research, advised more than 25 graduating PhD students, and was eventually named the Hoechst-Celanese Corporation Professor Emeritus of Fiber and Polymer Science. Dr. Cuculo is world renowned for his research in the field of Fiber and Polymer Science and holds numerous patents related to the field. He remained dedicated to his work throughout his life and dearly loved his family, home, and working in his yard.

A funeral mass was held at the Brown-Wynn Funeral Home Thursday, August. Father John Forbes, Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Raleigh, officiated at the mass.

Contributions may be sent to Hospice of Wake County, 1300 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC, 27605

Condolences may be sent to www.brownwynne.com.

Browne-Wynne Funeral Home, North Carolina, served the family.