Nickolas J. DiNitto, 88, of Marlborough


Nickolas J. DiNittoMarlborough – Nickolas Joseph DiNitto of Marlborough passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 22, at The Reservoir Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Marlborough. He was 88 years old.

Nickolas was born and raised in Somerville, MA, the son of the late Frances (Cota) and Phillip DiNitto. He enrolled at Schillinger House, now known as the Berklee College of Music, in Boston. Nickolas also joined the army and was stationed in Fort Dix, NJ, and was honorably discharged. He then began a career as an upright bassist, playing at weddings and other functions. Nickolas also held many other jobs over the years, such as a grocer, instrument salesman, home remodeling contractor, and woodworker. He continued woodworking in his home shop after retirement, making cabinets, bookcases, bowls, and clocks for friends and family. Nickolas was a lifelong student of the accordion, and would play professionally, at home, and at family get-togethers.

He is survived by his four children: Carolyn, Christine Caulfield and her husband Brian, Jonathan and his wife Rebecca, and Jason; his grandchildren Benjamin, Allison, Sean, Elena, Celia, and Nickolas; his nephew Phillip and his wife Holly, their child Anna; niece Rina and her husband Dan, their children Danny and Sandra; his brother-in-law, Anthony; and lifelong friend, Nunzio Donato. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Fay Marie, and his sister, Anna Lucy.

The funeral will be held on Saturday, December 2nd at 10 a.m. at St. Matthias Parish, located at 409 Hemenway Street in Marlborough, MA. Calling hours will be on Friday, December 1st from 2 p.m-4 p.m., at Slattery Funeral Home: 40 Pleasant Street in Marlborough, MA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Nickolas’ memory to the Roger Cliffe Memorial Foundation, a charity that helps fund the education of woodworking students at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking. Monetary donations can be mailed to: Johnson County Community Foundation (JCCF), Attn: Stephanie Fox, PO Box 217, Franklin, IN 46131.

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