Nicholas J. Pellegrino DMD Dr. Nick, of Braintree and Harwich Port, passed away on June 20, 2013, after a brief illness, at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Elizabeth Betty (Slattery) Pellegrino. Loving father of Lisa Pellegrino of Weymouth, Tina Flaherty and her husband Terence of Scituate and Mark Pellegrino and his wife Nicole of Marshfield. Devoted brother of Anna Wasner of Boston and the late Joseph Pellegrino. Dear grandfather of Terence, Marisa, Brendan, Jared and Dylan. Born in Boston, Nicholas graduated from English High School in Boston, he then studied for a year and half at the University of Rome and later graduated from Tufts Dental School, Class of 1959. He worked as a dentist at his practice on Washington Street in Braintree for 51 years. An active member of the community, Dr. Nick was President of the South Shore Dental Study Group for over 20 years. He was an active member of the Braintree Kiwanis Club; serving as President of the Braintree Kiwanis as well as Lieutenant Governor. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, shell fishing and cooking. Dr. Nick was an avid sports fan and fond of all Boston Teams. He was also a Braintree Little League Coach for many years. He will be missed by all his family, friends and colleagues, who were blessed to have known him. US Air Force Veteran. Reposed at the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington Street, Braintree until 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Clare Church, 1244 Liberty Street, Braintree. Visiting hours were Monday, June 24, from 4 | 8 p.m. Burial Braintree Cemetery, Braintree. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made in his name to the South Shore Visiting Nurse Association, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA 02370-1055. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, visit www.cartwrightfuneral.com.
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Published in Braintree Forum from June 22 to June 29, 2013