Nicholas J. "Nick" Antonucci Jr.
3, 1959- November 19, 2017
Nicholas J. “Nick” Antonucci
Jr. of Malden, passed away Sunday November 19, 2017, at the
Lowell General Hospital, after a lengthy illness, with his
family by his side. He was 58.
Nick was the beloved son of Wanda P. (Czerepica) Antonucci of
Malden and her late husband Nicholas J. Antonucci Sr., the
devoted and loving father of Nicole A. Antonucci of Naples, FL,
brother of George J. Antonucci and his wife Wendy W. of Rowley
and Kenneth G. Antonucci Sr. and his wife Andrea P. of Malden
and the much loved, fun uncle of many nieces and nephews. Nick
was the former husband of Teri A. Corns (Nicole’s mother) of
Naples, FL, and Linda A. Chase of Woburn.
He was born in Boston, resided in Chelsea for three years and
then was raised and educated in Malden. A member of St. Joseph’s
Parish, he attended St. Joseph’s School, Browne Junior High
School and was a graduate of Malden Catholic High School class
of ’77, where he was on the track and swim teams. Nick also
participated in many plays and musicals and played the piano. He
went on to Northeastern University where he studied electrical
and biomedical engineering.
Nick was a keyboard player and vocalist, playing in various
bands throughout his high school and college years, while
continuing to work in his family’s construction business. Nick
was also a construction laborer in the New Hampshire Laborer’s
Union Local 668 and Massachusetts Laborer’s Union Local 175.
Nick was a lifelong musician, playing in many Boston area bands.
The best known of these was “Flash”, taken from a nickname he
was given while a construction laborer, by one of his
construction foremen, because of how fast he could work and get
a job done.
Nick was a hard worker and a perfectionist but always took time
to enjoy family, friends and life. He became the owner of his
own construction company, Antonucci Construction, doing all
kinds of jobs in the greater Boston area, as a tile and mason
contractor, all the while continuing to do what he loved,
performing at night. These were qualities and skills which he
learned from a young age. He became known as “Nick at Night" for
his penchant for staying on the job until late at night, whether
playing at a club, finishing off a construction project, working
at a friend’s or family member’s house or just being with
Nick was the uncle of Jordan-Marie, Nicholas III, Kenneth Jr.,
Sofia, Bianca, Lucia and Christian Antonucci, nephew of Mario F.
and his wife Natalie Antonucci of West Medford, John O’Neill and
his late wife Joanne of Chelmsford, Charles and Virgina Ziegler
of Framingham and Helen Gladyszak and her late husband Steve of
Chelsea. Nick was preceded in death by his Uncle George, Aunts
Angela, Norma and Victoria (Antonucci) and Edward, Albert,
Stanley and Chester (Czerepica).
A celebration of Nick’s life and visitation for relatives &
friends will be held at the Weir-Mac Cuish Golden Rule Funeral
Home, 144 Salem St., Malden, on Monday, November 27th, from 4-8
Nick’s funeral will be held from the Weir-Mac Cuish Golden Rule
Funeral Home, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 8AM followed by a
Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph’s Church, Malden at 9AM,
followed by Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.