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Saturday April 10th, 2021

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South Shell Rock Cemetery
Saturday April 10th, 2021

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Charles (Chuck) Paul Cunicelli, Jr.

Private Memorial Services for Charles (Chuck) Cunicelli will be held at 10am Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home.  Fr. Kurt Farrell will officiate.  Private burial will follow at St. Theodore Cemetery, Albert Lea, MN .  The Service will be livestreamed via Bayview’s website from Chuck’s obituary page.  Online condolences may be left at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Charles (Chuck) Paul Cunicelli, Jr., passed away on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, at Good Samaritan Society, Albert Lea.  He was 82 years old and very close to his family.

Chuck was born in Philadelphia, PA on March 2, 1939 to Charles and Angelina (Vattimo) Cunicelli.  He graduated from Bishop Newman High School in 1957.  He then joined the Pennsylvania National Guard and then joined the Air Force in 1960 to 1968.  Chuck served his country and then in the Army National Guard until retiring after 23 ½ years.

Chuck married Sharon Schulte on April 4, 1964.  To this marriage they were blessed with two sons. He worked for Queens for over 20 years. He then opened his own business, C&S Military Surplus that he operated for 10 years.  He retired from International Box Company in 2001.

Chuck was an avid hunter and fisherman. He worked with Boy Scouts and coached Little League Baseball.  He served as Commander of the American Legion Post 56 and was a member of the VFW and Eagles.  His retirement was cut short for the plans he had because of dementia.

Chuck is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sharon; sons, Scott and Stephen (Michelle); grandchildren; Dalton, Nathan (Baylee), Sarah, Anthony, Brain, Reina, and Esteban; great-grandson, Kaiden; sisters, Patricia (Richie) Carvelvales, Maria Celia, and Elizabeth Cunicelli; brother, Anthony (Rita), and sister-in-law, Frances Kycek-Schulte.

Chuck is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Angelina; sister, Julia Cunicelli; grandchild, Carisma Cunicelli; sister-in-law, Patricia Johndro; brothers-in-law, Darrel Johndro, William Schulte, and Gary Kwiatkowski; and mother and father in-law, Rose and William Schulte.

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I was in the National Guards with Chuck, a man I greatly respected. This was a man who everybody liked, he got along with everyone. We, the survivors will miss Chuck and all like him, as our country and our world need more Chuck Cunicelli's. I feel honored to have called Chuck my friend. Bill Laumann

Bill Laumann Apr 13 2021 12:00 AM

Sharon, Scott, and Stephen, as we watched the beautiful memorial service we were thinking of Chuck and what a nice man he was and could hear that Philly accent. We know he will be missed so much by all of you. God bless his memory and all of you.

Marilyn Sasser Apr 10 2021 12:00 AM

Sharon so sorry for your lose. I got to know Chuck through the guards. He was always laughing and had a big smile on his face, hes a great guy.

Mike Severson Apr 9 2021 12:00 AM

I had the pleasure of living next door to Chuck and Sharon years ago. He always had a smile on his face and was always great to my daughters and I. Heaven received a kind hearted man. My girls and I send hugs and prayers to you Sharon.

MELANIE JOHNSON Apr 7 2021 12:00 AM

Sharon & Family--My sympathy to you in the loss of Chuck. What a joy he always was, with that wonderful personality, and friendly smile. I loved that "Philly" accent he had from growing up in Philadelphia, and the stories that he would tell about growing up there in that wonderful large Italian family!! He was so proud of his "roots" there, and all of you!!! Heaven has gained a beautiful soul! God Bless his memory, and all of you his wonderful family.

Janice Irvine Apr 7 2021 12:00 AM

Charlie (my Brother) as we called him in his early year back in Philadelphia, was a sweet gentle man, always looking out for his younger siblings. He was my protector growing up! Although we were miles apart, we always stayed close in our hearts. Words cannot express the sadness I feel in my heart! I will miss you!

Maria Cunicelli Cilea Apr 6 2021 12:00 AM