WALLINGFORD -Nicholas "Nick" P. Romano, 82, of Wallingford, passed peacefully Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at Yale- New Haven Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Carmel- Marie Viviani Romano.
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Nick was born in West Haven, Jan. 22, 1930, a son of the late Patrick and Adeline Nuclo Romano, and was a graduate of New Haven College. A parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church, he had taught C.C.D. for the Archdiocese of Hartford for many years. Nick and his wife were the owners of Let's Celebrate Cards and Gifts in Yalesville and the managers of St. Jude's Religious Gifts in West Haven.
In addition to his wife, Carmel, Nick is survived by his daughter, Linda A. Clark, of Wallingford; his son and daughter-in-law, David C. and Mary Romano, of Wallingford; his three grandchildren, James J. (Jim) Clark, of New York City, Stephanie L.
Carchia and her husband, Carl E., of Wallingford, and Julia A. Romano, of Wallingford; his sister, Jean (Mrs. Art) Tatta, of Hamden; several nieces and nephews; his beloved dog, Arwen; and his beloved cat, Bella.
Nick's family would like to thank the staff of the Meriden Center for the exceptional care and support they provided.
His family will receive relatives and friends in The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., Wallingford, on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the funeral home, when the funeral cortege will proceed to Our Lady of Fatima Church where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 12 p.m. Interment will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery in West Haven. Gifts in his memory may be sent to the Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave., Meriden, CT 06450.
Published in The Record-Journal on Sept. 16, 2012