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Kenneth F. Nicosia

Kenneth F. Nicosia

10-09-1957 - 09-24-2020
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Obituary

It is with great sadness that the family of Kenneth F. Nicosia of Nutley, NJ announces his sudden passing on Sept 24, 2020, at the age of 62. He was born Oct 9, 1957, in Newark, NJ.

Ken grew up in Nutley but lived half of his adult life in Rutherford where he and his wife Laura raised their son, Christian. Ken was a loving and devoted father. He was very active in his son's youth sports as a fan and assistant coach. Most recently they enjoyed playing rounds of golf together.
Ken's family and friends knew him as a kind, mild-mannered person, who was well-read and who never spoke ill of anyone. Without hesitation, Ken never said no to anyone who needed a helping hand. He was also known for his long, entertaining stories about his adventures and explanations of any given topic. Ken was also a big fan of music, movies, and loved a great joke.
Ken's passion for skiing led him to travel the world with Lange Ski Boots as the Racing Coordinator for the U.S. and Canadian ski teams for World Cup events and the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics. He went on to work in the ski industry for many years, followed by sales in the printing business, food purveying, and most recently the automobile industry.

Ken was predeceased by his parents Frank and Mary Nicosia and his brother Leonard. He leaves behind his wife Laura (nee Calamari) Nicosia, his son Christian John Nicosia, his sister Margaret (nee Nicosia) Peterson and her husband Gary Sr., nephews and nieces Gary Peterson, Jr. and wife Alba, their daughter Carly, Dr. Douglas Peterson and wife Debbie and their children, Ty and Jamie, his sister-in-law Carol D. Calamari, and sister-in-law Jackie Calamari-Davis and her husband Chris Davis, and many cousins.

Family will receive friends Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm in the Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home, 19 Lincoln Ave., Rutherford, NJ.

Funeral Mass Thursday 9:30am from Funeral Home for 10:30am Mass of Christian Liturgy in St. Mary’s Church, 17 Monsignor Owens Place, Nutley.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Kenneth F. Nicosia
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home
    Address
    19 Lincoln Avenue
    RUTHERFORD, NJ 07070
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Alan

Posted at 11:26am
Too many miles, too many memories, sharable only between me and you. Have a beautiful journey my friend. I will see you again one day.
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Donna Wrobel

Posted at 08:46pm
My condolences to Ken's family. We graduated Nutley High together and I got to know him more recently at NHS gatherings at Yesterdays. Very nice person with a great sense of humor. May he rest in peace
NG

Nick Grandinetti Grandinetti

Posted at 06:46pm
To Kens friends and family, my condolences on his passing. Ken and I attended the same elementary school and of course Franklin JR High and NHS. I saw him six weeks ago at Yesterday’s while I was visiting family in Nutley.
We laughed and reminisced the entire time. I will remember him as a great guy with even better hair. May he Rest In Peace.
LP

Lois Pasanda

Posted at 07:43am
I am so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. We went to high school together and knew each other socially. He was a funny, kind and caring person. He will be missed. Prayers go out to the family.
RC

Russell carp

Posted at 11:37pm
So truly sorry for your loss.
Thoughts and prayers go to you all!
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