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Louis B. Nigro

1923 - 2017
Louis B. Nigro Obituary
Louis B. Nigro, 93, of Trafford passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in the Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. Lou was born on July 6, 1923 in Saviato, Italy, the son of the late Nicola and Christina (Arlotti) Nigro. Lou was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Army. He was a radio operator with the Third Division, serving in Naples-Foggia, Sicily, Rome-Arno, Southern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was wounded in action in Southern France on Aug. 4, 1944, and was awarded the Purple Heart, Distinguished Unit Badge and European, African, Middle Eastern Service Medal with six Bronze Stars and one Bronze Arrowhead. Lou was trained as a tailor in Italy and immigrated to the United States in 1937. After the war in 1946, he established his business, Nigro's Cleaners and Tailor Shop. Later, the business became Nigro Brothers Cleaners as he became partners with his brother, Tony. Nigro's Cleaners is still in the family and run by his son, Nick. Lou was active in the Trafford community. He was a member of St. Regis Church, a long-time member of the former Trafford Rotary, where he received the Paul Harris Award, Trafford Borough Council and the Trafford American Legion Post 331. Lou was preceded in death by his twin sisters, Mary A. Smith and Mafalda DePaola. Lou is survived by his loving wife, Anna L. (Mikach) Nigro; his children, Elaine A. Cooper (David R.), of Pittsburgh, Ronald L. Nigro (Deborah), of Trafford and Nicholas J. Nigro (Judy), of Level Green; his two grandchildren, Ryan L. Nigro (Julie) and Daniel A. Nigro; his two great-granddaughters, Scarlett and Lucille Nigro; his siblings, Anthony B. Nigro (Josephine), of Trafford, John A. Nigro (Helen), of Penn Hills and Delina Callahan, of Monroeville.
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 702 Seventh St. (St. Rt. 130), Trafford, (412) 372-3111. Parting prayers will be at 9 a.m. in the funeral home on Monday, followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Regis Church, Trafford with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant. Entombment with military honors will follow in the New St. Joseph Mausoleum, North Versailles.
Published in Penn Trafford Star from May 20 to June 1, 2017
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