Nicole Cuscuna

  • "I love you and want you back. Mommy"
    - Ginny Carriera
  • "Dear Rocky, little Rocky, Sam and Tori, it is unbelievable..."
  • "I am so sorry to hear of Nicole's passing, will keep you..."
    - Cindy Frangione-Broadhurst
  • "Ginny very sorry to hear about your daughter,our prayers..."
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    - Michael Dugan

Cuscuna, Nicole
Nicole Cuscuna, a life-long resident of Stamford, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 26th at the age of 44. She was born in Greenwich, CT on February 29, 1968 to Ronald Florre and Virginia (Ginny) Romeo Carriera. Nicole lived her life to the fullest and with much love for all. She was loving, caring, and a truly special person who touched the lives of so many in the community. She treasured the time she spent with her husband, children, extended family and many dear friends, and she was a very special aunt to her nieces and nephews. Her warmth and affection for family and friends knew no bounds, and her compassion was unconditional. Nicole enjoyed snowmobiling with her family, weekends in Vermont, knitting, cooking and arts and crafts. Nicole and Rocky's home is, and will always be, a special gathering place for all. She welcomed everyone with her big smile, massive hugs and powerful voice. When she wasn't cheering on her children at one of the local ball fields, cheerleading events or dance recitals, she was volunteering her time as a board member of Stamford American Little League, coaching cheerleading for Stamford Youth Cheer, serving as a member of the Newfield Elementary School PFO, or teaching religion class at St. Gabriel's church. All the while, she found time to be a completely devoted mother, wife and dear friend to all that were blessed to know her. Whenever anyone was in need, Nicole always made herself available to help in any way she could. She touched so many lives and her passing has left a huge void in our community. Prior to starting her family, Nicole worked as a beautician in Stamford for many years. Most recently she was working at Stamford High School. She passed away proud and excited about a new opportunity in The Stamford Public School system as a Teacher Aide. Nicole is survived by her beloved husband, and best friend, Rocco (Rocky) Cuscuna, Jr., her two precious daughters, Samantha and Victoria (Tori) Cuscuna, and her adored son, Rocky Cuscuna III. Nicole's children meant the world to her and she would move mountains for the welfare of her family. She is also survived by her mother, Ginny Carriera, and her stepfather, Al Carriera, of Venice, FL, her in laws, Rocky and Nicoletta Cuscuna, of Stamford, and her stepmother, Carol Ruggiri Florre, of Rutland, Vermont. Nicole, will also be dearly missed by, her sister, Suzanne Gabriele, and her husband Danny, of Greenwich, her sister-in-law, Donna Perri, and her husband John, also of Stamford, her stepbrother, James Ruggiri and wife Nancy of Shelton. She also will be greatly missed by her nieces and nephews John and Jemma Perri, and Luca, Lara and Ava Gabriele. Nicole was preceded in death by her father, Ronald A. Florre, on December 7, 2011, and her grandparents, Anthony and Bella Florre of Peterborough, N.H and Joseph and Geraldine Romeo (Grandma Ro Ro) of Greenwich. Nicole's relatives and friends may call from 4pm to 8pm on Friday, November 2, 2012 at Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Avenue, in Stamford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, 566 Elm Street, Stamford, CT 06902, on Saturday, November 3rd at 11am. Her entombment and committal service will immediately follow mass at St. John R.C. Cemetery, 25 Camp Avenue, in Darien. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution The Cuscuna Children Educational Fund, 430 Fairfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902. The Cuscuna family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT. If you wish to leave an online condolence for the family, please sign the online guestbook at or visit Facebook at to share your memories of Nicole with her family.


Published in StamfordAdvocate from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2, 2012