Louis Nunziata, age 81 years, residing in New Port Richey passed away on March 12th at home peacefully with his wife by his side. He was born in Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY on May 30, 1939, to the late Rose and Sam Nunziata. He had two sisters, Vincenza Abbruzzese and Phyllis White. He attended Stuyvesant High School, NYC, he graduated in 1957. He was married to Jo Addeo from October 29, 1960 until her passing on July 15, 1976. He married Doris Bates on April 24, 1982 and they remained lovingly married until his passing.
Louis attended Brooklyn College and graduated with a BA in Financing. He was enlisted in the Army National Guard based out of Fort Dix in NJ for six years. He began his career in banking in NYC in the International Lending aspect advancing to the Vice President of Chemical Bank on 5th Ave avenue. He continued his banking career in Florida in 1985 until he retired at the age of 60. After retirement he worked as a substitute teacher for Pasco County public schools and a couple of summers at Busch Gardens just to keep busy, until he fully retired at the age of 73.
Louis was a devout member of St. Thomas Aquinas RC Church and a Eucharistic Minister for over 10 years. He was a founding member of the STA Knights of Columbus, Council #11497 earning a lifetime membership.
He served as a Guardian Ad Litem for 10 years and was a member of the VFW and the American Legion. Louis volunteered at the annual Veterans Stand Down, Board of Elections and whatever else his wife signed him up for.
Louis was a voracious reader of all genres, loved international travel, cooking and eating (mostly pasta), crosswords puzzles, yard work (he was proud of his weed free lawn) and listening to Frank Sinatra. His very greatest of joys were being a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Louis is survived by his wife Doris Bates, his children, Louis J. Nunziata, Jeffery (Scott) Nunziata, Margaret (Al) Perez, Cathie (David) Tomlinson and Lisa (Mike) Nunziata, his Grandchildren, Francis (Julie), Erik (Katie), Samantha (Sean), Hannah, Elizabeth, Emily and Dominick, his Great Grandchildren, Lincoln and Keegan and Nieces and Nephews, Donna, Michael, Joseph and Mark.
He is predeceased in death by his mother Rose DiSibio, father Sam Nunziata, wife Jo Addeo, son Anthony McFarlin and sister Vincenza Abbruzzese.
Funeral Mass will be held at
St. Thomas Aquinas Church
8320 Old County Rd 54
New Port Richey, 34653
Saturday, June 12th at 11:00am
Luncheon to follow
GOD SAW YOU GETTING TIRED
God saw you getting tired when a cure was not to be. So, he wrapped his arms around you, and whispered,
“Come unto me”.
You did not deserve what you went through, and so he gave you rest. God’s garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best.
So, when I saw you sleeping, so peaceful and free from pain, I could not wish you to come back, to suffer that all again.
Though my ship has sailed from sight, do not think my journey has ended.