Marcia Bernard Cuccaro has been a member of the Nevada Women’s History Project since March of 2005 when her sister, Patti Bernard, encouraged her to join the contingent of Nevada women who were traveling to Washington, D.C. for the dedication of the Sarah Winnemucca statue. Marcia has served as Vice-President of NWHP and most recently as Recording Secretary. She also has been active in writing biographies of Nevada women for inclusion on our website – www.nevadawomen.org
Marcia, like her siblings, was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Reno, NV. Her family lived in Ely, Nevada until Marcia was 5 years old when the family moved to Carson City, NV, population 4,700. When she was 8 years old, her father was appointed Warden of the Nevada State Penitentiary and they moved to the big stone house located within the prison walls. Murderers and burglars became some of her best friends. Marcia graduated from Carson City High School and the University of Nevada. She became a Social Caseworker with the State Welfare Department and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. It was there she met her husband and subsequently moved back to Northern Nevada. Two children, Catherine and Kevin, were born from that union. Marcia worked as rehabilitation counselor and manager for the State Industrial Insurance System for twenty years and retired from Nevada’s Department of Aging where she was employed as the statewide Resource Development Chief. She enjoys writing, biking, hiking, gardening, lunching with friends and tutoring English to non-English speaking adults. She believes women’s history has long been neglected and is working to ensure women’s contributions to this State are documented for future generations. She is very willing to help members and nonmembers alike write histories of their moms, grandmothers and aunts.
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