Order of Premontre, Premonstratensians, Norbertines, and White Canons

R. D. Salvatore Henry Cuccia, O. Praem.

Birth: September 1, 1940

Death: November 17, 2018

House: St. Norbert Abbey

Father Salvatore (Sal) was born in Madison, WI to John and Anne (DiSalvo) Cuccia.  His home parish was St. Joseph Parish, Madison, WI.

In 1963, Father Sal received a B.A. degree in Philosophy from St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI, and in 1968 received a degree in Theology from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.

Upon entering St. Norbert Abbey, he was vested as a novice on 1958-08-28.  He professed Simple Vows on 1960-08-28, Solemn Vows on 1963-08-28 and was ordained to the Priesthood on 1966-09-01.  He celebrated 50 years of Priestly Ordination in 2016.

Father Sal was a faculty member at Archmere Academy, Claymont, DE from September 1967 to June 1986, where he taught Theology.  He was Associate Pastor at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Baltimore, MD from June 1991 to April 2000 as well as Associate Pastor at St. Norbert College Parish from 2000 to 2012.  He was then named Administrator of St. Norbert College Parish from 2012 - 2015.  Since 2007, Fr. Sal served as House Superior at St. Norbert Abbey.  As House Superior, he had a wonderful gift of bringing people together to share in Norbertine celebrations.  He was the Chaplain for the Norbertine Associates and Co-Chaplain of St. Norbert College Department of Alumni and Parent Relations.

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