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AGE: 83 • Middlesex
Nicola Marcello, 83, passed away peacefully, Monday, February 25, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving and caring family. Born in Sant'Onofrio, Italy to the late Nicola and Dominica Marcello, he served in the Italian Army, earned his PhD in Physics and worked as a marine surveyor before moving to the United States in 1961 settling Plainfield. He later moved to Middlesex in 1967 and was a Chemical Operator at the former Beechum Labs, Piscataway for 25 years before retiring in 1991. Nicola was a devoted husband and father known to all as a "prince among men" and a "true gentleman" and will be sadly missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.
He was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Orsola Marcello in 2006 and a brother, Paul Marcello. Surviving are his loving son, Giovanni Marcello and wife Robin of North Brunswick, his caring brother, Francesco Marcello of Italy and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will begin 9:00 am, Thursday at the Middlesex Funeral Home, 528 Bound Brook Rd., Middlesex followed by a 9:30 am Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Mount Virgin Church, 600 Harris Ave., Middlesex. Entombment will follow at St. Bernard Mausoleum, Bridgewater. Visitation hours will be held Wednesday from 2-4 pm & 7-9pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Community Care Hospice, 110 W End Ave Somerville, NJ 08876. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.middlesexfuneralhome.com. Middlesex Funeral Home and its staff are honored to serve the Family of Nicola Marcello.
Published in Courier News from Feb. 26 to Feb. 27, 2013