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Michael Cocciardi Jr.


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Michael Cocciardi Jr. Obituary
Michael Cocciardi Jr., 88, a longtime resident of Alamogordo, Avondale, Ariz., and formerly of Oliver, Pa., passed away on Monday, May 24, 2010, at his residence in Avondale.
Mike was born on May 25,1921, in Oliver to Mike Sr. and Maria (Bonfilio) Cocciardi.
In addition to his parents, Mike is preceded in death by his loving wife Doris (Sweaney) Cocciardi; two brothers, Tony and Angelo; sister Mary Cocciardi; and granddaughter Marie Westberg.
He served in World War II at Holloman Air Force Base, formerly known as Alamogordo Army Air Field. He then entered government civil service and retired as documentation manager at Holloman Air Force Base on Dec. 31,1986, with more than 42 years of government service.
Mike is survived by his daughter Mary Ann Westberg, of Las Cruces; a son Mike Cocciardi III and his wife, Julie, of Avondale; sister Pauline Rabatin, of West Bridgewater (Beaver), Pa.; three grandchildren, Jason Westberg, of Las Cruces, Mike Cocciardi IV and Amanda Cocciardi, both of Avondale; four nephews and five nieces.
Friends were received in the Thomas M. Dolfi Funeral Home, 136 N. Gallatin Ave. Uniontown, Pa., from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 29, 2010. Internment took place in Sylvan Heights Cemetery in Uniontown.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from May 30 to June 30, 2010
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