Nick T. Cappellino, 84, of 12554 Graff Ave. Ext., Meadville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Forbes Hospice, Pittsburgh, just one day before his 85th birthday.
Nick was born in Meadville on May 30, 1927, a son of the late Peter and Dorothea Accardi Cappellino. On July 31, 1954, Nick married Rose Badagliacca; she survives.
He was a member of St. Mary of Grace Roman Catholic Church where he had served as an usher and was a member of the former Holy Name Society.
After 32 years of service, Nick retired in 1991 from Seco-Warwick where he had been employed as a fabricator. A U.S. Army veteran, Nick was honorably discharged on Nov. 24, 1950. He attended Meadville High School and was a member of the Italian Civic Club (ICC). His favorite hobby was golfing, but his greatest love in life was being with his wife, children and grandchildren. He was idolized by his family and will be remembered as a most loving husband, dad and papa.
In addition to his wife, Rose, of 57 years, Nick is survived by four children, Gina M. McMurray and her husband, Richard, Lynn F. Trenney and her husband, Donald R., and Debora A. Ulven and her husband, Mark, all of Pittsburgh, and Joseph N. Cappellino and his girlfriend, Lisha Cole, of Richmond, Va.; 10 grandchildren, Lindsay, Emily and Matt McMurray, Chad and Jaimie Trenney, Lexie, Allison and Nicholas Ulven, and Connor and Christian Cappellino; two sisters, Uda Varricchio of Wickliffe, Ohio, and Theresa Sekel and her husband, Dave, of Meadville; a brother, Sam Cappellino of Warren, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Nick was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters, Rose Bergamasco, Benvenuda Cappellino, Anna Cappellino, Anna Cappellino, James Cappellino, Richard (Dick) Cappellino, Peter Cappellino, Andrew Cappellino and Samuel Cappellino; and a nephew, Art Bergamasco.
Family and friends are invited to call today from 3 to 8 p.m. at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, where a scripture service will be conducted at 7 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary of Grace Roman Catholic Church, 1085 Water St., Meadville, at 10 a.m. on Friday, with Father Marc Solomon, pastor, as celebrant.
Entombment will take place in St. Brigid Cemetery, West Mead Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary of Grace Roman Catholic Church, 1085 Water St., Meadville, Pa. 16335; or Forbes Hospice, 4800 Friendship Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15224.
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