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Nicholas Scianna, 99

by | Aug 30, 2023 | Obituaries

Nicholas Scianna

Nicholas Scianna

Nicholas (Nick) Paul Scianna of Natick and Hopkinton passed away on Aug. 30 at Fairview Estates in Hopkinton at the age of 99. He was predeceased by his wife, Rose Scianna, on Sept. 10, 2020.

Nick was born Jan. 25, 1924, in Trapani, Sicily, to Giuseppe and Ignazia Scianna. He graduated from Natick High School and received a football scholarship to Southeastern Louisiana University. Nick enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1943-46 and, while in the Marines, he attended aerial gunnery training. Nick married his sweetheart, Rose M. (Ortenzi) Scianna, and together they raised their three children in the home he built in Natick. He retired in 1989 from Anchor Motor Freight in Framingham after 43 years. Nick enjoyed gardening and took great pride in his tomato crop each summer. He was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed watching and attending sporting events.

Nick will always be remembered for his loyalty, his selfless nature and his kind and kindred spirit — helping anyone in need. He cherished his role as a family provider, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Nick is survived by his brother, Louis J. Scianna and wife Joanne of Bonita Springs, Florida. He was preceded in death by brothers John J. Scianna and Luciano N. Scianna. Nick is the loving father of Linda Scianna of Grafton, Joanne Scianna of Maynard, and Joseph Scianna of Framingham. He also leaves behind his cherished granddaughter, Amy Jordan, her husband, Scott Jordan, and great-grandson Casey Jordan, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service will take place at Saint Patrick’s Cemetery in Natick. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home. Donations in Nick’s honor may be made to the American Heart Association at heart.org or P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284.

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1 Comment

  1. Nicholas Ortenzi

    With very sincere condolences to the Scianna family, I was very sorry to hear of the death of my Uncle Nick. I can remember him in many ways from the functions of the Ortenzi family on Washington Ave as I was growing up, especially at Christmas time. May his spirit live with us all in the years to come.

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