Nicholas "Nick" Matthew Neri

3 marzo , 194116 mayo , 2021

Nicholas “Nick” Matthew Neri 80, of Palm Coast, Florida passed away on May 16, 2021 at the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House. He was born on March 3, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Nicholas and Andonina Neri (LaTorre). Nick served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict state side as an aircraft mechanic. Upon his honorable discharge he then went to work for Northrop Grumman in Bethpage, NY. Nick also worked as a Flight Line Mechanic with Trans World Airlines and then spent another 16 years as a Corrections Officer at Riker’s Island. In 1995 he and his wife moved to the Palm Coast area. His memberships at one time included the Fraternal Order of Police and the Elks Club. Nick enjoyed all types of shooting sports, fishing and crabbing but his greatest love in life was spending time with his family especially his beloved grandson Joey. He was preceded in death by his infant brother Nicholas Neri; sister, Angelina Neri; brother-in-law John DeSena; Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Christina; children, Tina Marie and her husband Santo Badame; son, Vincent Neri; grandson, Joseph Nicholas Badame; brother, Joseph and his wife Marie Neri; sister-in-law, Carolyn DeSena and many more loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association.


  • Visitation

    jueves, 20 mayo , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    viernes, 21 mayo , 2021

  • Interment with Military Honors

    viernes, 21 mayo , 2021


Nicholas "Nick" Matthew Neri


Tina Badame

28 mayo , 2021

It's been a week since we buried you Daddy.  There are no words to express how much I miss you.   So many thoughts are in my mind about you.  Dad you were always there for me and our family.  You protected and provided for us.  You refused for your children to do without.  Dad you were such a prankster and jokester. I have so many memories and stories that I keep reliving in my mind.  I can still hear your laugh.  

You fought a hard fight.  Your determination and desire to live showed how much you loved us.  I saw the pain in your eyes but you kept fighting on.  The last time we visited you I knew in my heart it you would be the last I'd ever see you of this life.  You were so happy to see your grandson your eyes lit up when you laid eyes on him.  He was so happy to see his grandpa. He loves you so much.  I know you will always be with him.

God called you home and we have to accept that.  God makes the final decision, not your family nor the doctors.  We have to accept God's will.  In my head I've accepted that you are no longer in pain which gives me partial peace.  But in my heart I am broken and can't believe that my own Superman is gone.  The tears just keep flowing and won't stop.

As we've promised you we will take care of Mommy.  One of our last conversations you told me that marrying Mom was one of the best things you did in your life.  That was just such a beautiful thing to say.  You were together a lifetime.  

Daddy I'm proud to be your daughter.  

Forever Loved,

Vincent Neri

21 mayo , 2021

I miss you more than words can say dad. Today, I am remembering all the happy times we celebrated together with God at the center of our faith. Baptisms, communions, confirmations, weddings, birthdays and holidays brought great joy.

We were together for many great times and unfortunately for many challenging times as well such as illness and death. Throughout your many serious and challenging illnesses some of which brought great suffering your faith in God was always steady and never questioned.

In my forty seven years with you dad I never once heard you question your faith. In fact you mentioned to me that if God had chosen to save Jesus from such great suffering that you would have been more than willing to be part of the force that saved Him.

I believed you dad because I know that is who you were in service to you country in the United States Air Force, serving as a New York City corrections officer and serving family. You are my hero dad because throughout your life no matter how difficult the situation you showed up telling God that you wanted him to send you.

God qualified you to be used completely for His service. You were more than willing to stand any post God assigned to you time and again until He completely fulfilled a vision for your life that you accepted without hesitation. God then awarded you the most precious prize of all which is Heaven. May you rest in peace and comfort my dear father for eternity. For I believe you earned a degree that we all aspire to but not all reach in Gods heart and that is the degree of Forever Loved.

Forever Loved,