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Obituary - Nicholas F. Marchitelli

Nicholas F. Marchitelli

Date of Passing: November 7th, 2012

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Nicholas F. (Nick) Marchitelli, 56, of Chirttenango, a former Utica resident, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, after a one year battle with cancer. He was born July 6, 1956, in Utica, the son of the late Nicholas and Mary Grace Abiusi Marchitelli. He was a graduate of T. R. Proctor High School and received an associates degree in Radio Communication from MVCC. On May 12, 1989, Nick married the former Janis Manella in St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Utica, a blessed union of 23 years. He was employed by the Federal Government as an Information System Specialist for 34 years for the US Air Force. Nick proudly served his country as a seaman in the US Navy. He was a ham radio operator-general class and his call letters were KA2HSM and he was a member of a ham radio club. Nick loved his 1970 Buick Stage 1, his ham radio, his Giants football team, but most of all he loved spending time with his two sons. Nick is survived by his beloved wife Janis; two sons, Christopher Nicholas and Nicholas John, both at home; his brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Rosalie Marchitelli of Herkimer; his mother-in-law, Carmella Manella of Utica; his in-laws, Sylvia ( Penny ) Marchitelli of New Hartford, Patricia and Wayne Currier of Utica, Frank and Donna Manella of Herkimer and John and Chris Manella of Atlanta, GA; a special aunt and uncle, Richard and Gerri Ziezio of Verona Beach, FL; and a special nephew, Richard S. Marchitelli, his wife Lisa and their children. He was predeceased by two brothers, Richard and Robert Marchitelli. Family and friends are invited to attend Nick's calling hours on Saturday from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Immaculate Conception Church in Fayetteville. His Mass of Christian Burial, with military honors will follow at 2 PM. Private interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Utica. Nick's family is very grateful to the doctors and staff of both Sloan Kettering and Crouse Irving Hospitals and to the Fayetteville Paramedics. Arrangements are under the guidance of the Bentz & Amodio Funeral Service, Inc., 470 French Road, Utica/New Hartford.


Janice Chris and Nick I'am so sorry to hear of the loss of Nick he was a great guy and he will be dearly missed. I'am sorry i was not able to make the service but know that you were in my thoughts and prayers.I have known nick since I was a teenager and we had some great times together he will not be forgotten. Nick is in a better place and he is not suffering any longer which I know is not comforting for you. Janice I have known you for years also and know what a strong woman you are. The next few weeks and months will be the worst but I know you will be fine as I said I know you are strong To Nick may you rest in peace and some day we will meet again Love Gary
Gary Ollerenshaw

Janice,Chris & Nick, I just found out about Nick's passing. I am so sorry. I was praying for him everyday. He was a dear friend and like a big brother to me. He loved you all so much. I will miss him dearly. Prayers to all of you at this time of your loss. God Bless
Tina Gallo

Janis, Christopher and Nicholas, May the comfort of God help you during this difficult time. What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget. Jack and Paola
Jack and Paola

Janice & Family, I worked with Nick at the 485th. He was a good friend and we often went out to the Ramada, Sheraton, Donnely's ... He was always a lot of fun. We lost touch when you moved to Florida but a few months ago he e-mailed me and told me of his health problems. He knew his problems were serious but I never thought he would go so quickly. God bless you and your family. I'm sure Nick is in a better place but I will miss him greatly.
David Ferris

Janis,Nicholas and Christopher, my sincere condolences. Nick was a great guy. I felt honored when he decided to allow me to paint his 70 Buick. It was a pleasure to work on his car and with him. He was one of the first Wednesday night car guys I met and we became good friends through the years. I will miss him stopping by to see me at the shop when he visited in Utica. Rest in peace my friend..... Freddy & Nicole Castronovo
Fred Castronovo

Janis & Family, My family and I are so sorry about the loss of your husband,Nick. Just want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God Bless.
Debbie DiBrango-Dardano

Janis and family, so sorry for your loss. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs and God Bless.
Michelle Franco Mancuso

We are so sorry to hear of Nick's passing.Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your whole family... Love, Kim and Scot and Michelle and Bob
Kim and Michelle

Janis, Nicholas and Christoher, I am so very sorry for the loss of Nick. May your memories be his special gift to you. Love and hugs to all of you.
Annette Guido

Janis and boys. Dina and I are so sorry to hear about Nick's passing. Im totally shocked. Had no idea he was sick. I will always remember us hanging around Genesse St. in Utica with our cars. I loved his Buick. I remember him comming to my house to pick me up to go out for a ride he would tell me you drive and I would be in my glory. He also bought me my first legal drink when I turned 21. He was such a good guy and I will always remember the fun we had. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With love and sympathy Jim and Dina.
Jim Scarchilli

Janis and boys, The last few years have been a blur and to hear that Nick was sick just recently and now the sad news that he lost the battle is just heart breaking. I met Nick just a few years ago in 1971 and you know what, it seems like yesterday. We had some great times and we had some times that weren't so great. But we always made the best of what we had. I'll never forget the day when I was sitting in the cafeteria in Owego and saw a guy walking through that looked familiar. I thought it was him but was like why would he be here. I called out 'Marchitelli' and he stopped dead in his tracks and after years of not seeing each other we reconnected 90 miles away from Utica. Who would have thought we would run into each other outside of east Utica. It was a great thing becoming a part of each otherís life again and seeing how we had each had families we were so proud of. The two of us were made from the same cloth and our children mean the world to us. All the times we spent talking it was mostly about what our kids were doing. I loved every minute of that and we both expressed that many times. I know what it is like to lose someone we care about early in life with my brother David, and there are no words that make it easier except for these, God has a plan for us and what will be will be. Our faith is a very important thing and I believe Nick is now reunited with his parents, and brothers. He will always be watching over you all and believe you can feel his presence and you will feel that joy. Remember all the good times you had. I was amazed to see on FB that the Buick was given a new home. I hope that the guy that bought it loves that car as much as Nick did. RIP Nick until we meet again.
Bob Ollerenshaw

Janis, Nicholas and Christopher: We are so sorry for your loss - the most important thing to Nick was his family. He will long live on in your wonderful memories of him and all the great time spent together. Our prayers are with you.
Trenga Family

We are so sorry to hear of Nick's passing. We have fond memories of our time together as neighbors and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, The Gernharts
Debbie Gernhart

Janis Christopher and Nicholas So sad to hear this news Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow Nick was a wonderful man and will be deeply missed
Lisa Rosa

Dear Janis, Chris & Nicholas, So saddened by the news...I am praying for you all. May God heal your broken hearts.
Ellen Clark

Sincere sympathy from our family. I worked with Nick back in the 485th days of the early 80's, did ham radio stuff, worked on cars, ate Mama Marchitelli's fantastic ziti. He was a good friend.
Lane MacFarlane

Janis, Chris and Nick, I worked with Nick at the Syracuse office and he was always a pleasure to be around and to work with. We also shared a loved of the New York Football Giants (GMEN) and would discuss the teamís victories and losses during football season. Iím very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and payers are with you in your time of healing. Wayne
Wayne Wall

Nick.... my friend of 30 years... I will miss you. Janis and boys.... your hubby and dad was the best. You have my deepest condolences. 'Hutch'
Bob Hutchins

Good bye my friend. I have and always will remember how you and Janice treated me. You always invited me to your house for that great pasta. I always felt welcomed. I was sad when you left melbourne but you did it for your family. You loved them so much. I will always cherish the times we spent together. Thank you for your friendship. I hope one day, in that special place, to hear again "Eddieee, come over for pasta". To you family, i am just so sorry. He will always be there for you.
Edwin Ramos

Janis, Chris, and Nicholas, Nick was a wonderful friend of mine and will be greatly missed by myself and his coworkers. Our office is not the same since he left. As everyone has said, he loved his family and spoke of all of you all the time....and his dog, Buddy. He shared some funny stories. I think of them often and still laugh. I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take comfort in that he will always be watching over you.
Marlene Guilfoos

Janis, I am truly sorry to hear about Nick. I know he was a wonderful man and a very involved Dad with sports. Please let Nick know he is in our thoughts and Joey sends his very best to him. Take care.
Robin Wieczorek

Janis, Cris and Nicholas. I am truly sorry to hear of the passing of Nick. I worked with Nick for many years and always thought highly of him. he will be greatly missed. I am sure Jesus is taking great care of him now.
Bill Stark

I happened to come across this accidentally and was shocked when I saw the name. Growing up there's some people you never forget from when you were little. Nick lived down and across the street from me on Eleanor Place in Utica until my family moved...he was older than me and of course, played with the guys. The neighborhood was filled with many kids at that time and you just couldn't forget Nick. My thoughts and prayers to you all and may you be given the strength to meet each day one at a time. He will find a way to watch over you all. May you find peace as he has.
Julie Baris Jensen

I'm so sorry. Nick is healed and in God's presence. You are all in my prayers.
Kim Hunn

Janis,Chris and Nicholas. We are so sorry. May God comfort you and bring you peace and keep you close to him.
Norlene, Phil, Nick & Liz Thompson

Janis, Chris and Nick: I'm so sorry for your loss. Nick and I spent time playing basketball together a the YMCA, it was one of his passions. He always talked about how special all of you were to him, he loved you all so very much. I hope it brings you comfort knowing Nick is with his Lord and Savior. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kevin Reagan

Janis, Chris and Nick: I was so sorry to hear of his passing. That news broke my heart. He truely loved all of you and talked about you all the time. His favorite thing to do was to play basketball with his "boys". He talked about that all the time. Nick will always be with you. I am the one that suggested he go to Sloan Kettering because of my wonderful experience there. He went to Sloan for his family, He loved you all so much. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your whole family.
Debbie Graziano


Nick will be missed very much. Sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mark Remillard

His radio friends will all miss Nick. You always had a great signal. You'll always be in our hearts. Condolences to your lovely family from me and everyone on 28.450
Dave Paduana

Janis, Christopher and Nicholas: I'm so sorry for your loss. He loved you all so much and was so proud of his family. His cubical here at work has been empty but now it even seems emptier. He has gone to God and is with his family that has passed before him with a healty body mind and spirit. He will always be with you. Talk to him as he will hear you and bee with you at your life changing events. Hold tight to the memories. My sincere condolences.
Vincenza Marchese

Janis, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Nick is at peace now and in a beautiful place with no pain and suffering. I am here for you whenever you want or need to talk! Hugs! Sherry
Jeff & Sherry Buirch

Nick, back where it all began now with your mom, dad, Richard and Bob.Bless all of you !
R.S Marchitelli Family

Janis and boys, we are so sorry to hear of Nick's passing... If we can do anything for ya just give us a call!! Tom, Barb, and Thomas Marchitelli
Tom Marchitelli

Janis, Nicholas, and Christopher~ We are saddened by your loss of a beloved husband and father. Nick was such a kind neighbor, always offering up a greeting and a smile, and we are blessed to have known him.
Beth Scott

Janis, we are so sorrowful for you and your whole family. So hard to believe that Nick is now up in Heaven with the angels and saints. Dominic has now changed his nightly prayer to "Big Nick, pray for us
Nora Germain

We are so sorry to hear of Nick's passing. He was a wonderful man, husband and father. Our hearts go out to His entire family.
Susan and Tom Button