Anthony August Cuccio, 86, of Bridge City, passed away Thursday, July 21, at The Meadows in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, with a Rosary beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 25, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Orange, with the Rev. Joseph P. Daleo officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange.

Born in Crowley, La., on Aug.14, 1924, he was the son of Anthony Charles and Sadie Cuccio. He moved to Orange in 1946, where he shared a home with his wife and two daughters.

As a young man he proudly served our country in the United States Army during World War II. He worked at the U.S. Naval Base as an electrician, where he retired. Anthony also worked a short time at West Orange Stark School District. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and of the V.F.W. in Orange.

Anthony, who was also called “Tony” by friends and family, was very proud of his family and his Italian heritage.

He was happily married for more than 65 years, and was very proud of his daughters. Anthony enjoyed playing cards and dominos with family and friends. He enjoyed fishing, shrimping and hunting.

We are all so grateful to have had him in our lives. Anthony was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be missed by all family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his beautiful wife of over 65 years, Gladys Cuccio.

Those here to cherish his memory are his daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Danny Green of Bridge City, Cathy and Burt Allman of Bedford; grandchildren, Charles Cessac and wife, Gina, Jeffery Allman and wife, Mandy, Christopher Allman and wife, Sondra; and great-grandchildren, Anthony, Collin and Andrew Cessac and Zoe Allman.

Others who will cherish his memory are sisters, Rose Boudreaux, Eleanor Premeaux; brothers, Frank Cuccio and Charlie Cuccio; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Charles Cessac, Jeffery Allman, Christopher Allman, Anthony Cessac, Collin Cessac and Lee Legate.