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Nicholas J. Carrozza

Nicholas J. Carrozza

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, November 15th, 2012 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, for Nicholas J. “Nicky” Carrozza, who died on Sunday, November 11th at Winchester Hospital, Winchester, following a lengthy illness, at 85 years.  His funeral will be conducted from the Nichols Funeral Home on Friday, November 16th at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, Wilmington at 11 a.m., followed by interment in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Born & raised in East Boston, he was an alumnus of East Boston High School, Class of 1945.  Nicky began a career in dress designing at a very young age.  Never having any formal training in this field, he began working for a local designer, Olga of East Boston, & quickly blossomed to a respected fabric master, landing one of his first jobs at Boston’s prestigious Bonwitt-Teller of Boston.  His fame & recognition soon spread across the area, & he established his first salon, Nickki’s Bridal Salon, on London St., East Boston.  Later, after only five years, he moved his salon to the corner of Chelsea St. & Prescott St., East Boston, where he remained for over 40 years.  It is estimated that Nicky dressed over twenty-two hundred brides and their entire bridal party, “down the aisle” on their wedding day, with his breathtaking creations.  He was a familiar face in the “Boston’s old garment district,” selecting fabric & all the varied sundries needed for the complete execution of his designs.  After “formal retirement” at age 70, he still would accommodate special family & friends.  For over 10 years, he sewed for “Classic Upholstery” of Wilmington, where he made another new & loving extended family.  He is the beloved & adored husband of 55 years to Rose (Lanney) Carrozza.  He is the Cherished Father of: David N. Carrozza & his wife, Elizabeth “Beth” of Stoneham, & Janet F. Engram & her husband, Kevin D. of Wilmington.  He is the Devoted Grandfather to: Stephen W. Carrozza & his fiance, Amanda C. Parry of Plaistow, NH, Lauren E. Carrozza of Stoneham, Nicole R. & Janelle T. Engram both of Wilmington.  He is the dear brother of, Mildred E. Rodriguez & her husband, Diego of Revere, Frances DiPlacidio & her husband, John of West Palm Beach, FL, & the late, Meco, John “Panco,” Enrico “Eastago,” Elio “Leo,” Ralph, & David Carrozza, & the late, Lesandrina “Sandra” Russo, Lena Incerto & Bridget Pisano.  He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.  He is the faithful brother-in-law of, Jerry Lanney of East Boston, Alfred Lanney & his wife, Phyllis of Saugus, Mary Folsom & her husband, Leroy of East Boston & Josephine Miano & her husband, Richard of Wilmington.  He was the son of the late, David & Frances (Vertuccio) Carrozza.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Building Fund at Winchester Hospital, 41 Highland Ave., Winchester, MA 01890.  The family is overwhelmingly grateful for the extraordinary care & professional devotion given not only to Mr. Carrozza, but to their entire family over the past two years.

Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, November 15th, 2012 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington.

Funeral Mass

Friday, November 16th, 2012 at 11 a.m. in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, Wilmington.

Interment

Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Building Fund at Winchester Hospital, 41 Highland Ave., Winchester, MA 01890.

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  1. Mary Jo Camilli
    Nov 15 2012

    Only knew him for a short time but he made me feel like he was MY Uncle Nicky, too. Brief but fond memories.

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