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In Memory of

Aida Maria Kuc

February 15, 1959 - December 29, 2017

Obituary


When Aida Maria Kuc walked into the room, those in her company felt energy, humor, and an enthusiastic spontaneity.

She was the daughter of Evaristo and Veneranda Fonseca. Always at the ready with a good joke, she grew up to be quite a quick witted humorous person.

She was the oldest of seven children. There was Anabela, Fatima, Teresa, Paula, Antonio, and Emanuel, totaling four sisters and two brothers in all. She was perceived as the central person in her family in terms of keeping communication open between the family members.

When Aida Maria Kuc walked into the room, those in her company felt energy, humor, and an enthusiastic spontaneity.

She was the daughter of Evaristo and Veneranda Fonseca. Always at the ready with a good joke, she grew up to be quite a quick witted humorous person.

She was the oldest of seven children. There was Anabela, Fatima, Teresa, Paula, Antonio, and Emanuel, totaling four sisters and two brothers in all. She was perceived as the central person in her family in terms of keeping communication open between the family members.

This quality drew her into a diverse group of friends and acquaintances. She was almost always the first to jump in when it came to playing games or participating in other childhood activities. She was a girl scout and scout leader.

In her spare time she liked to travel, crochet, go bowling, buy shoes, and enjoy her Brazilian soap operas, or catch a rerun of The Golden Girls.

She graduated from Angra High School in 1977. Her favorite classes in high school were History or learning French.

She earned her Associates in Child Development through Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. She always seemed aware of what was going on with people around her and was always willing to lend a listening ear and give her advice, whether you liked it or not. While growing up, some of her high school friends were Elia, Lorena, Adelaida and Ivone. Later in life, she became friends with Lisa, Maria, Zule and many more.

Her husband, Mark and her were polar opposites but the one thing they always had in common was their unwavering love for each other and the love for their family.

The importance of family was a common thread throughout her life. Aida and Mark were blessed with a daughter and son, Andreia and Paul. Family road trips, vacations, amusement parks, and just good old fashion family bbq's left for many stories to reminisce over. Just when she thought she couldn't love more, she was blessed with three grandchildren, Kristen, Ashlyn, and Max. This is where she learned her heart could grow more and she became their "Mama."

Through her love for children she found her career as a Child Development Teacher. She was employed for 20 years between The Child Development Center on Goodfellow AFB and Bright Horizons Child Development Center with a few years prior as a home daycare provider.

Her competitiveness, ability to improvise, and being quick with a game plan made perfect attributes for enjoying sporting activities. In high school, Aida was captain of the volleyball team and even traveled to other islands to compete. She also enjoyed being on a couples bowling league with her husband. From the comfort of her recliner, she enjoyed watching football, Olympic sports, and cheering on her Native Portugal in soccer.

Her favorite vacations were the ones that included sightseeing and maybe a little shopping. Traveling that included wardrobe changes, seafood, and lots of activities fit her personality well. Her favorite vacations, included her 25th Anniversary Cruise to the Caribbean where no corner was cut. She renewed her vows and enjoyed the white sandy beaches of Jamaica. Then there was the trip to New York City, a trip to knock of the bucket list. She marveled in the energy and lights of Time Square, the history in the Statue of Liberty, enjoyed authentic New York pizza, and even enjoyed a Broadway show, Phantom of the Opera, of course.

Bailey a miniature dachshund and Maltese mix, was her furry companion of 9 years.

She adapted and, like everything in her life, made it satisfying and meaningful.

She passed in her sleep as her heart gave out due to a ongoing heart ailment. She is survived by her husband Mark; children Andreia and Paul; grandchildren Kristen, Ashlyn and Max; all of her six siblings; and her Mother Veneranda. Services were held at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Aida was laid to rest at Cook- Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park in Austin, Texas.

She was a dynamic, self-expressive person who was forever looking to celebrate the endless possibilities life had to offer. She had a knack for being stubborn, clever, creative, witty, and hilarious. But we were all lucky just to call her wife, mom, mama, and friend.