Shrewsbury – Nicholas J. “Nick” Mascia, 93 of Shrewsbury, passed away with his loving family gathered at his bedside Sunday, November 21st, 2021.
Nick was born in Worcester, one of 10 children of Italian immigrants Pietro and Teresa (Ciccarelli) Mascia. He grew up in the Italian neighborhood on Franklin Street, Married the “Love of his Life” Theresa A Palermo and began a life of family, faith, and dedication for over 72 years.
Nicholas started in the family plumbing business working alongside his father and 8 brothers. He founding his own company Mascia Plumbing and Heating and was President for over 25 years before accepting a position in the engineering department of the University of Massachusetts before retiring in 1997. Nick received a special commendation from UMass for saving the life of a patient. During an open-heart surgery the water supply failed. Nick’s immediate presence and poised handling of the problem averted a life threatening situation.
Nick is survived by his wife, Theresa; two children, Nicholas “Chicky” Mascia Jr. and his wife Marianne Moseley DVM of Millbury, and Susan Mascia of Shrewsbury; a grandson, Nicholas J. Mascia III and his wife Lindsay Martin; two great grandson, Nicholas J. IV, and Hunter; Many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Nicholas was predeceased by seven brothers, Cosmo, Peter, Alexander, twin sons, Joseph and Amando “Duci,” Luciano and Anthony Mascia and two sisters, Mary Manini, and Loretta Bonamy, all predeceased him.
Nick was a member of Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church, the Italian American Post 3, Eastside Improvement Association, Men’s Biscegliese Society, Brown Square Civic Association, Antique Truck of Club of American, Inc and Historical Construction Equipment Association.
Funeral services were held privately. Memorial contributions in his name can be made to the MSPCA, 350 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130. www.mspca.org. The MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St Worcester is honored to assist the family with arrangements.