• Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home
    Marco Island, FL
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Nicholas Francis Carsillo 1937 - 2012
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Dad, we miss you every day...
Saturday, December 08, 2012
With Sympathy, Marion.

Your husband will be with you always. Your husband is yours still, to love and cherish, and hold in your heart.

For neither time, nor distance, nor death itself, can touch a love that endures forever.

May the memory of your husband, Nick, and the special life you shared, help ease the sadness of your loss.

The Staff at Cardinal Mgt.
Saturday, December 08, 2012
Our hearts are breaking for you. Such glorious memories will treasure with you and Nick. God Bless You and give you strength and comfort.

Your celebration service of Nick's life was a perfect tribute. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

With Love,
Alan and Linda Sandlin
Saturday, December 08, 2012
We are so saddened by Nick's sudden death and hope you find comfort in the many loving memories you shared. The Memorial Service was a beautiful tribute to Nick and he would be pleased.

Nick will be missed.

Bea and Nat Pappagallo
Saturday, December 08, 2012
We were so saddened to hear of Nicky. Though it has been some time since we have seen you, (Winnie's wedding), we've thought of you often, remembering many fun times and Nicky's great food and Marco.

Take comfort in the memories that you will keep in your heart forever.

Our prayers are with you and your family.

With Love,
Dick and Cynthia Lewis
Saturday, December 08, 2012
Just a line to let you know how sad I was to learn of Nick's passing from Tony Ruvo.

I met Nick in seventh grade homeroom. I enjoyed his sense of humor and as a couple of our other classmates - as well as me - have said, "He was such a good guy!"

He will be missed. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Sincerely yours,
Audrey M. Lowe
Saturday, December 08, 2012
Kevin and I were very shocked and saddened at the news. We were on vacation in VA and missed the services, but our hearts were there.

My dad is very sad. He has talked about Nick every day, since he went to heaven. His gregarious personality and great memories of his generosity stayed here though! I will never forget him taking my cancer-filled friend, Jennifer, out on the boat for her last sunset cruise. He always had a way of "making things happen." Dalton will always refer to him as "Uncle Nicky."

There will be an empty seat at Rookies and we will miss him dearly. If ever you need company, our family is your family.

Love,
Kerri, Kevin and Dalton
Thursday, December 06, 2012
It was with shock and sadness when we were advised of Nick's passing. There in times when words fail to do justice to the situation. Nick's passing is one of them.

You have our deepest sympathy. He was a great and caring person.

Cousin Ralph and Jeanne Carsillo
Thursday, December 06, 2012
Just wanted to tell you what a lovely and special tribute the Service was to Nicky that you and your family arranged for him. He would have been so proud. I was so happy to share in the love and respect you had for him. He has left a void in so many of our lives.

Lovingly,
Barbara Terstappen
Thursday, December 06, 2012
We were so shocked and saddened to hear from Mira that Nick passed away suddenly. We will certainly miss him. His stories of people he knew, snakes coming out of the air conditioner and experiences he had throughout his life were amazing and amusing. We always looked forward to our dinners together. And, of course, he was a "chef extraordinaire." And a wonderful host as well as a really nice and caring person who volunteered his time and resources to those who needed it - from the Immokalee workers to community members on Marco Island, in Fiddlers Creek, and other communities where you lived.

Our sincere condolences go out to you and your family.

Fondly,
Toby and Bob Silverman
Thursday, December 06, 2012
I am in a state of shock and sadness. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Our gym will never be the same. I am so glad I had the chance to know you and Nick. What a fantastic person! He spread sunshine and wisdom wherever he went. Nick will always be in our heart. We will not let him be forgotten.

Sincerely,
Jim and Eileen Robertson
Thursday, December 06, 2012
Norm and I were shocked and saddened to hear of Nick's passing. He had called a few days earlier to check on the conditions from Hurricane Sandy. How thoughtful..

We hope you can find some comfort in your special memories and in the thought of the happy years you shared.

Our sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Love,
Sandy and Norm Denbigh
Thursday, December 06, 2012
Wayne and I were so shocked when we heard of Nicky's death. We will always remember what a good friend he was to everyone. He made such a difference in this world. I know how sad you are now, but you will have good memories.

Much Love,
Wayne and Mary Paret
Thursday, December 06, 2012
We were so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Nicky. We recall the times in Florida with the Nagles and the fun we had visiting, especially the trip we made to Key West.

Nicky had the knack to make everyone laugh. He will be missed by all of his friends. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

In Sympathy,
Arlene and Ron Mayer
Thursday, December 06, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I will miss seeing Nick every day in the gym. He always impressed me with his kindness and sincerity.

Fondly,
Angie
Thursday, December 06, 2012
Nick was one of our dearest friends. He brought more help, cheer, and good works to us. He will always be with us in our prayers. We pray for you now more than ever. Love you,
Faye and Bedford
Thursday, December 06, 2012
All the words in the world would not be enough to express how sorry we are for your loss. Nick was a wonderful man who touched so many people - his memory will live on forever.
Thursday, December 06, 2012
I share the pain you are suffering. Still cannot believe Nicky is gone, but will never be forgotten. You and yours are in my heart and in my prayers. Hope to see you soon.
Thursday, December 06, 2012
We were so saddened to learn of Nick's passing. He was one of the first welcoming people we met in Varenna, Fiddlers Creek. He made us feel right at home. His outgoing nature and sense of humor will be missed by everyone who knew him. He was the unofficial Mayor of Fiddlers.

Our sympathy to you and your family.

In friendship,
Rick and Doris Larsen
Thursday, December 06, 2012
Our hearts sank when we heard the sad news about Nick. It's hard to imagine how difficult this must be for you and your family.

What a blessing that you and Nick married young and raised your beautiful children early in life and saw your grandchildren mature.

May your memories of all your happy times together help you all deal with losing Nick. He was truly one of the best, Marion.
Thursday, December 06, 2012

Bob woke me yesterday with the statement, "We have received some bad news."

Nick was someone so special, a man among little men. He could make you laugh and cry with the same story. I will never forget him or stop missing him. Yes, you and Nick , and Bob and I went on with our lives; but I often thought of him and you and we have missed you. Punta Gorda was a better and more fun place with Nick. (Not counting that his food made everyone happy.) And the world seems smaller now that Nick has left us to be with his Lord.

I have prayed that your wonderful family is taking great care of you and that they and your Marco friends are with you at this time of grief. Your faith and wonderful nature are always with you; so I know that you will continue to be "Marion."

Love and Sympathy,
Toni and Bob Dorman
Thursday, December 06, 2012
I send my condolences. Papa is in a beautiful place now. I am sure he is making everyone smile. I wish I was down in Florida with everyone. I look forward to seeing you in March. I love you. Love, Rachel (#6)
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Linda and I are saddened by your loss. Our immediate thoughts go to you and your entire family. You are so close and your dad was proud of all of you. He was so full of life and fun to be around, and he always made you feel welcome. A great friend and neighbor. Your message ruined our day.
Monday, December 03, 2012
Uncle Nickie was the best! Winnie and Wolfie grew up with he and Marion. We have so many fun stories and memories after 23 years. He loved his wife, children and friends and gave us his ALL! Our heartfelt sympathy to Marion and the family. Uncle Nickie left this world a better place.God Bless the Carsillo Family.
Dina, Dan, Winnie and Wolfie
Saturday, December 01, 2012
Today I can't sleep again. I wake early and start thinking of you, your life, our family, and how it still does not seem real that you are not here.

I miss talking to you every day.

I miss learning from you.

I miss your voice on the other end telling me to have a great day, kid. And I would say the same.

But we all will be strong, and go on. You would be so proud of Mom! She cries in silence, I know. But she learned the computer and got an IPhone in the same week, and I know that brings her some joy. And that brings us all joy, for we will take care of her, just like you did.

We will carry on , Dad.

We will honor your memory the best we know how.

And while we know you are there in heaven with your friends, with your parents, with your sister, we still cry for you here.

Until we meet you there..

I love you to the stars and back,
Jeanne
Friday, November 30, 2012
Many happy memories of our days at Watsessing and BHS.

Tony Ruvo
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Happy Birthday to my Dad - "the first man who ever loved me." It's a beautiful day, but cold - 40 degrees. I am making turkey soup. You loved Thanksgiving & making turkey soup. I miss you so much. You always said "you'll miss me when I'm gone." I am thankful that you went swiftly - the way you wanted to go. I'm glad I knew that. You were always preparing us - for everything. I am thankful that you lived a full life & did everything you ever wanted to do - a lession we should all learn from. I am thankful you were tough on me when I was young. It helped make me the strong woman I am. I am so glad you were able to talk to Ben & Tori about voting in their first presidential election. I am glad you didn't see the morning after. I will miss our morning talks regarding world events even though you hated that I was talking on the phone while driving to work. You always worried. I was always & forever "Daddy's Little Girl." Thank you for always loving me - no matter what. Of course, now I know it's what we do for our children. I hope you have found Don, Horace, Bob & all your friends who went before you. Be at peace Daddy. I love you.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Dear Marion and Family,

I was sorry to hear the news about Nicholas. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love,
Aunt Stella
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Last week I caught a cold - the first thing I thought of was that Nicki would bring me soup and make me feel better.

Three days ago I got an email about a political issue - the first thing I thought of was that I have to send it to Nicki to see what he thought- he could tell me the truth and guide me in the right direction.

Yesterday I saw that one of the food banks was needing people to volunteer and pass out turkeys to needy families so they could have food on Thanksgiving - the first thing I thought of was that I bet Nicki had already signed up to help.

Today - I realized how much of an impression Nicki made on my heart and what deep, loving memories he left in my mind - forever.

You are missed, dearly "kiddo" and may you rest in peace. Love, Shelly
Sunday, November 18, 2012
RIP Nick/Dad/Papa, for your life here on earth was an incredibly full one, you so greatly deserve and eternity of peace, and know that you are loved by so many.

My father in law always treated me so well and showed me much love and welcomeness. As he has done for so many throughout his life. I know that what he wanted and cared most is that his girl, my wife Jeanne, was taken care of, and treated properly and with respect. The same way he respected others and expected a culture of respect. And simple decency.

All of those fortunate enough to know Nick know that if you were willing to talk, listen, laugh and cry, that you could share in his world in the moment as if you'd been friends or family forever. And if you were in need of help he would be the first to offer and follow through. I will miss the many many talks of business experiences, family and friends, trips, basically anything and everything, especially over a good cocktail!

You live on in the wonderful family you leave behind. I thank you and will treasure our 20 years together, and will love you and miss you always.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
My husband Paul and I got to know Mr. C over the past several years. He was a kind, caring and loving man. He was extremely generous to his children and grandchildren and he just adored his wife. I will miss all of his funny and informative emails. I loved him and he will be truly missed...Andrea & Paul Larios
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Many of you who read this know that Nick and I were good friends. He was the father I never had, my best friend that I could always count on BUT the most important part of my relationship with Nick was . . . he taught me the word INTEGRITY. He instilled this in me and made sure I always kept my word and I always delivered what I promised. This simple Nicky rule has helped me tremendously in business and in my personal life. He never compromised his integrity for anyone and always instilled this in all of the people that he touched. Integrity . . . it is a word that many, many people have forgotten and never practice. Not Nick, he demanded it!

Why am I not in here talking about how kind, funny and wonderful Nick was???? If I wanted to talk about this, I would be here all day. Nick was so special that I wouldn't even know where to begin. Anyone who comes in here can give his or her story about how special Nick was too. He simply is irreplaceable and I will miss him dearly.

I am writing all about Nick and Integrity because that was his core being. Nick once said to me "If I die, could you give me a nice eulogy". That was important to Nick and because of the Integrity he instilled in me I am here today to tell my friend . . . I love you Nick . . . You have given me so many good memories and I thank the lord that you were in my life! Frankie Tedesco
Friday, November 16, 2012
Jeanne - My deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your farther. May he rest in peace. Bill
Friday, November 16, 2012
Each summer when he was visiting Joe Christy in Toxaway, NC, the three of us would gather for lunch in Brevard. I valued his friendshp and thoughtful commentaries on the political scene. I will miss him greatly.

Ed Foster
Formerly of Marco Island, now of Brevard, NC
Friday, November 16, 2012
To Marion and Carsillo family,,,i was shocked and sad to learn of Nicks passing,,,he was such a great guy,went to school with him from jr high to high school..RIP Nicky...you are going to be missed by all who had the pleasure of know you
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with the Carsillo family. Very sad news. Although I haven't seen Nick in years, he has made a lasting impression on me as a wonderful family man and a very special person.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Nick was an absolutely wonderful, kind and loving person who lit up the space wherever he was. What a void there will be for all who knew him. Prayers and support with Marion and the Carsillo family.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
So sorry to hear of your loss Jeanne. Gob be with you and your family. Craig
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
My sincere condolances to Family and Friends of Mr. Carsillo.

Kari Smith - I worked w/ Jeanne at Continental Insurance.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A finer and more loving man I have never met. He was a very good friend of my brother's, Bob Stebbins, and had the pleasure to go on a cruise with Nick and his wife, Marion. We just loved him, (both of them) and I am so, so sorry for all his family and those who knew him so well because a finer man you could never find. He loved life, loved people, and in turn, everyone loved him. My husband, Wes and myself are truly sorry for your loss. If there were more men like Nick, life would be so much more enjoyable. Sue & Wes Harrod, Crystal Lake, IL
Monday, November 12, 2012
Nick had many civic virtues, not the least of which was an ability to cut through the nonsense and go directly to the chase. He was the go-to man when common sense and not rhetoric was required.

To Nick: I guess we'll have that "famous glass of wine" in the afterlife, my friend.

Russ Colombo
Monday, November 12, 2012
I am very saddened to hear of your sudden loss. Nick was a very good man and always had wise advice for me. My sincere sympathies
to Marion and the family.. God Bless Nick, Marion and the entire Carsillo family. The World is a better place because of Nick. Lynn Bradeen
Monday, November 12, 2012
To Marion and the Carsillo family, my sincere condolences on the passing of Nick. It was always a joy to be around Nick, who was always upbeat and fun to talk with. We all will miss his inspirational emails and his friendly bartending at St. Finbarr Knights of Columbus functions. His legacy is his family and the numerous good works that he did in the community. He made his world a better place! May he rest in peace.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Papa was like a second father to me. I learned a lot of life's lessons from him as he was a man of common sense and always stated things in the simplest way. I am sorry that I could not be their to say farewell. He will always be in my heart though and that is how people keep going even though they are no longer physically with us. I was married to his daughter Diane, and had many happy memories of the marriage. Nana and Papa were the best in-laws any married man could ask for. He taught me how to make gravy the proper way for crying out loud. Nothing but good memories from this end. Even though I was divorced from his daughter, he would e-mail or call once a month just to see how I was doing. He will be missed. The world needs more men like Nick Carsillo. I do not have any tears left!
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Nick was a very special man who we will remember as a kind, fun loving, happy man who lit up a room with his wonderful stories about his life experiences,friends, jobs, etc. We will miss his political e-mails and jokes and his wonderful cooking. He will leave a void in many people's lives that will never be filled. We feel privileged to have been his friends and will miss him tremendously.
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Nick was a great guy who always made you feel special. We enjoyed our annual visit with him and Marion when we were down at Marco. He will be missed.Nick had a great sense of humor and a giving heart.Marion and family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Ron and Barbara Benucci
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with Marion and the Carsillo family. Nick was a good and kind man as well as a dear friend. His life gave joy and comfort to everyone who knew him and his generous spirit helped all. Nick will be missed by the entire community and our hearts are heavy with his passing.

Bill & Denise Duncan, Marco Island, FL
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Nick was a good friend and supporter whose advice and counsel was very important to me. I will miss his wonderful sense of humor and kind heart.
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