October 14, 1933 - December 9, 2021
NUNCION HENRY FALCONE was born in Belle Rose, LA on October 14, 1933 and departed this earth on December 9, 2021. He was the son of the late Henry and Rosalie Solar Falcone, loving husband of Kathleen Brown Falcone, father of Anton Nuncion Falcone, grandfather of Ollie Marie Falcone, and brother of the late Frances Falcone East. In 1935, when he was two years old, he and his family lived on a houseboat in the Atchafalaya Spillway. His dad was a captain on a dredge boat. One day he and Frances were playing on the gang plank and Nuncion fell overboard. He went down two times and on the third time, a man fishing on the bank heard his mamma hollering. The man fished him out of the water and revived him. One week later, they moved off the houseboat! Nuncion grew up in Harvey, Louisiana on Second Street, also known as Little Italy. He spent his early years attending Immaculate Conception Grammar School and graduated from Marrero High School in 1953. While there he participated in sports. After graduation he joined the Army in 1953. His basic training was completed at Fort Bliss in Texas. Afterwards he went to Guided Missile School and trained on the Corporal and Nike missiles. After graduation he was assigned to the 246th Corporal Missile Battalion as a Propulsion Tech. His battalion was the first military group to fire the Corporal Missile at White Sands Proving Ground in New Mexico. Nuncion enjoyed his three years in the Army and made many friends. A testament to this was that he enjoyed attending 25 reunions with his Army buddies in different parts of the country. Nuncion was discharged from the Army in 1956 and then attended college at Southwestern Louisiana Institute in Lafayette, Louisiana. He worked part-time at Automatic Power Inc. He expressed that college was fun as he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity where he had lots of friends. He started working full time at Automatic Power in 1962 and retired in 2000. He loved working for Automatic Power and said they were good to him, as he always enjoyed the work he was doing. For years his hobbies included sailboat racing and golf. He likened sailboat racing to work, but golf to relaxing. In his spare time he also enjoyed collecting “junk” as he would call it, and old or antique furniture. He did not get to repair all of his collection of furniture but did get to repair the old marine brass lanterns he collected. Nuncion would say that most of all he enjoyed his 36 years attending the Jesuit Manresa Retreat Group (12A). It was good for his soul and prepared him for this date. He wanted his friends at Manresa to know…I will miss you! Mesothelioma got the best of him. It is a tough illness. It concluded the 1935 houseboat incident where the water almost got him. Nuncion wanted his family and friends in golf, racing, military and Manresa to know that he will be cremated and his ashes will be handled in the manor he has expressed to his family. Nuncion expressed his thanks to his family…Kathy, Anton, and Ollie for everything. It was his hope that he was a good husband, father and grandfather. To his friends…Ted, Mike, Bob, Chuck, Larry A, Keith, Fegene Ullo and Al Bianchini, I hope I have been a good friend. To my late sister, Frances, thank you for always being there. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.mothefunerals.com. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Mothe Funeral Homes, 2100 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, LA in charge of arrangements.
NUNCION HENRY FALCONE was born in Belle Rose, LA on October 14, 1933 and departed this earth on December 9, 2021. He was the son of the late Henry and Rosalie Solar Falcone, loving husband of Kathleen Brown Falcone, father of Anton Nuncion... View Obituary & Service Information
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