Louis Boccia

Visitation at Funeral Home

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 24, 2024
Nolan Funeral Home, Inc.
5 Laurel Avenue
Northport, New York, United States

Obituary of Louis W. Boccia

With heavy hearts, we say goodbye to Lou "Coach" Boccia, a cherished educator, mentor, and father figure to many, who passed away peacefully on March 21, 2024. His life was a testament to dedication, compassion, and the pursuit of excellence, leaving an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Born on October 31, 1933, He was the son of Charlie and Mary Boccia of Huntington, and the brother of the late Charlie, the late Mary Roth, and Dorothy Pearce.   Lou grew up in Huntington, and lived there his entire young life, until he attended college at Florida State University. It was there that he met his late wife, Barbara, who was a native Floridian.  They fell in love and married in August of 1958, and began their life together.  Life brought them back to New York, where Lou wore many hats as it related to employment, but his career was as a Phys Ed Teacher in the Huntington School District for over 30 years.

As a passionate physical education teacher and coach for many years, he instilled values of discipline, perseverance, and teamwork in countless students. His impact extended far beyond the elementary school gym.  

Lou was more than an educator; he was a mentor who inspired his teams to reach their fullest potential, both athletically and academically. His guidance and encouragement transcended the boundaries of the curriculum, leaving an enduring legacy of empowerment and achievement.

An avid golfer, he found solace and joy on the greens, where he shared countless memorable moments with friends and family. His love for the game reflected his approach to life – with resilience, sportsmanship, and a zest for living fully.

Beyond his professional achievements, Lou was a devoted father to five children, the late Lou, Jr., David (Christine), Nancy Weidler (Ed), Barbara Mullen and Susan Hoffmann. His role as a grandfather was his greatest source of pride and joy, and his legacy will live on through the values he instilled in his grandchildren; Stephen and Aley Phillips, Katie Mahoney (Jim) Julie Weidler, Lily and Caroline Hoffmann, Jimmy and Brian Mullen - and the newest member of the family, his Great-Grandson, Brooks.

Lou will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Though he may no longer walk among us, his spirit will forever remain in our hearts, guiding us as we navigate life's journey.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Long Island Caddie Scholarship (www.longislandcaddiescholarship.org), are appreciated.

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