Sciortino, Nicola, "Nick", 84, of Hawthorne, NJ, formerly of Solarino, Sicily, beloved husband and father joined the Lord and his heavenly family on Saturday, January 12th, 2013. Nick passed away after a long valiant battle with cancer and was surrounded by his loving family. Nicola, a master gardener, and gentle spirit, loved the earth and all that sprang from it and roamed upon it, especially his furry and feathered friends. His passion for gardening was contagious and it was his joy to share his bountiful harvest. He loved being in the company of his friends and relatives, especially his great nieces and nephews. Above all, Nicola cherished his wife, Teresa, the center of his universe. Before retiring he worked for Perennial Printing in Paterson for 35 years. He was an active member of the Blessed Sacrament Leisure Club, and a Parishioner of St. Anthony's R.C. Church in Hawthorne.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Teresa (nee Signorino), his devoted daughters Laura Sciortino and Anna Sciortino-Brudzynski and her husband MAJOR (RET) Rich Brudzynski. Nicola leaves behind his cherished grandsons, Steven Nicholas Brudzynski and Richard Alexander Brudzynski, as well as many loving sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, beloved nieces and nephews and his favorite pet, Tiger.
Funeral will depart at 9 AM on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 from the Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, 557 Lafayette Ave., Hawthorne, for a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anthony's R.C. Church, Hawthorne. Entombment will follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa. Visiting hours will be at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1-3 and 6-8 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Valley Hospice, Attn: Valley Hospital Foundation, 223 N. Van Dien Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450. Checks made to Valley Hospice.