Nora Cuddy

Obituary of Nora Mary Cuddy

Nora Mary Cuddy, 38, died unexpectedly at her home in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 2, 2016. Her death was the result of a ruptured brain aneurysm. Nora was the daughter of Dorothea G. Cuddy, of Auburn, and the late Michael J. Cuddy, Sr. Born Eun Ah Baik in Korea, on May 7, 1978, she joined the Cuddy family when she was 4 years old. On Nov. 25, 1982, Nora was baptized in St. Mary’s Church by her grand-uncle, Fr. Paul J. Cuddy. Nora was a member of Sacred Heart Church in earlier years. On April 17, 1984, she became a U S. citizen. She was a 1996 graduate of Auburn High School, studied for one semester at the University of Stirling in Scotland, earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Williams College in 2000, and a law degree from the City University of New York in 2015. Nora was employed for eight years by the National Association for Public Interest Law (Equal Justice Works), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving access of underserved populations to the justice system. She worked at the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., before accepting an assistant English teacher position in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. She was employed for three years by her cousin Daniel R. Cuddy at Cuddy Financial Services in Auburn. As a law student, she served as vice president of the student council and worked in the Elder Law Clinic. After graduation from CUNY, Nora was admitted to the practice of law. At the time of her death, she was employed in the Austin office of the Cuddy Law Firm. Nora was an avid reader and enjoyed hiking, horseback riding, crocheting, pottery, sketching and yoga. She enjoyed family activities, and had recently visited Auburn for a celebration of the adoption of the two sons of her brother Andrew and sister-in-law Shobna. Nora shared a special bond with her grand-nephew Xavier; they were for each other the source of much joy. In addition to her mother, Nora is survived by brothers, Michael, Christopher, Andrew (Shobna), and John (Lynn); nieces and nephews, Margaret (Mark), Joseph, Clare, Deonsay, Daniel, Madelyn, Sarah and John Jr.; grand-nephews, Xavier, Luke and Adam; aunts and uncles, including Raymond (Gloria) Cuddy, of Auburn; and many cousins, including Michael R. and Kathleen Cuddy and their sons Liam, Joshua and James, of Auburn, whose friendship she highly prized. Nora's grandparents that knew and loved her were Francis and Dorothea Gormley, Raymond Cuddy Sr. and Mary Cuddy, who predeceased her; and Nora is survived by her grandfather's wife, Mary Arlene Cuddy. Calling hours will be held at Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 to 11 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church at 11:15 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorials may be made with flowers, or contributions to either Matthew House or Hospice of the Finger Lakes.