Brian Francis Cuffe, age 67, died Monday, September 7, 2009, at Duke Medical Center following a brief illness. Brian was born in Buffalo, NY on October 28, 1941 to the late Francis and Louise Frey Cuffe.
An avid skier, captain of the SUNY Buffalo ski team, and certified ski instructor, Brian also cherished gardening, travel, and most importantly his three grandchildren. He enjoyed a long career in regional retail management, most recently with Stein Mart stores. Brian was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Chapel Hill.
Brian is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Sharon Cuffe of Durham; his sons: Michael Cuffe and wife, Rowena Dolor Cuffe, of Chapel Hill; Daniel Cuffe of Singapore; and his three grandchildren: Megan, Andrew and Evan Cuffe.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11:00 AM Thursday, September 17, 2009 from St. Thomas More Catholic Church with Father John Durbin, S.T.L., presiding.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Brian’s memory may be made to the American Red Cross or to St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 940 Carmichael St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
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Arrangements for the Cuffe family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service.