Nicholas J. Antonucci Sr
Nicholas J. Antonucci Sr, a longtime resident of Malden, passed
away on February 6th at the Kindred Hospital in Peabody, after a
brief illness. Nick was born in East Boston in 1933, the son of
Giacinto “George” and Corinna (Spera) Antonucci. After he
graduated from East Boston High School, he enlisted in the US
Navy and served during the Korean Conflict. He served with the
“Sea Bee’s”, and was discharched honorably in December of 1953.
After his discharge he returned to the Boston area. He later
attended Northeastern University and graduated with a degree in
Civil-Engineering. In October
of 1956, he married his sweetheart, Wanda P. Czerepica, and the
two first settled down in Chelsea where they began to raise
their family. They lived there until 1962, when they relocated
Nick and his brothers began their Mason Contracting business,
Antonucci Brothers, and later changed the name to Marnick
Construction. Even at the age of 82, Nick was still working.. He was a member of the Bricklayers and Allied
Craftsman Local #3 Union. He was a past member of the Moose
Lodge of Malden. Also, having grown up playing baseball in his
youth and in the Navy, Nick remained an avid baseball fan,
especially of the Boston Red Sox. Nick was also a communicant of
St. Josephs Church in Malden.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda P. Antonucci, his sons, George
J. Antonucci and wife Wendy W. of Rowley, Nicholas J. Antonucci
Jr, of Tewksbury, and Kenneth G. Antonucci and wife Andrea P. of
Malden, his sister Virginia Ziegler of Framingham, his brother
Mario F. Antonucci of W. Medford, and his grandchildren, Nicole,
Jordan-Marie, Nicholas III, Kenneth Jr, Sofia, Bianca, Lucia and
Nick was preceded in death by his siblings, Angela Delaney -
DellaPiana, Norma Formisano, Victoria Plaine-Given, George Antonucci,
and Joanne O’Neill.
Funeral services will be held from the Weir- MacCuish Golden
Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden, on Friday, February
12th, at 8 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St.
Josephs Church, Malden, at 9 AM. Interment to follow in Holy
Cross Cemetery, Malden, Visitation will be held at the funeral
home on Thurs, February 11th, from 4 - 8 PM.