Funeral Mass was offered May 17 at Our Lady of Mercy Church for Nicholas S. Cocucci, 88. He passed away in Edison on May 10. Born in Jersey City he was a lifelong resident. He served proudly in the United States Army. He was employed as a maintenance supervisor with Hudson County Vocational & Technical High School retiring in 2000. He was also a physical education instructor for Our Lady of Mercy School. He was beloved by the students and faculty of which he served. He was a cashier part time for Monmouth Race track. He cared for the neighborhood animals, enjoyed cooking and baking, contributed to numerous charities and served his parish of Our Lady of Mercy as a Eucharistic Minister. He is survived by his beloved wife MaryLou (Franco) Cocucci. Dear brother of the late Salvatore Cocucci and Catherine Scalcione. Devoted brother- in-law of Patricia Prato and Diane Conway. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Services arranged by the Greenville Memorial Home, Jersey City.