Nicholas G. Bartolucci
April 10, 1942 – April 5, 2018
Nicholas, "Nick" Bartolucci, passed away on April 5, 2018 after a fighting a fierce battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Nick was born in Boston on April 10th, 1942 to Anne (Salucas) and Nicholas Bartolucci. Nick was a life-long North Ender. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Daria of Boston, and their two admiring daughters, Nadia Bartolucci and Serena Bartolucci Rubino, both of whom reside in Brooklyn, New York, with their husbands, Samuel Bradford and Nicholas Rubino. Nick is preceded in death by his parents, Anne and Nicholas Bartolucci.
Nick and Daria married on October 13th, 1973 at St. Leonard’s Church in Boston’s North End. Nick and Daria’s relationship provided an exemplary model of what it means to be loving, patient, and caring. A father and husband, brimming with kindness, selflessness, generosity, humor and distinct resolve, Nick lived life intentionally. Always, and without exception, the needs and desires of his wife and daughters were his life-long priority.
Nick’s successful career spanned 37 years with Walsh Brothers Incorporated where he served as Treasurer prior to his retirement. The firm is known as one of New England’s leading construction management firms, and it built parts of Massachusetts General Hospital – the hospital whose recognized oncology care relentlessly guided Nicholas through his courageous battle with cancer. Thanks to their dedication, and to the great appreciation of his family, Nick's life was thoughtfully prolonged after diagnosis with this aggressive disease.
Despite ongoing physical difficulties in recent years, Nick kept an active lifestyle, punctually tending to his many rituals: a walk with Leo - the stalwart teacup poodle - to fetch a Globe and a Herald, a daily espresso with his loving wife at 4pm, and strolls along the Waterfront and through the North End. His stamina and discipline always inspired and impressed his daughters. His girls proudly completed the Boston and the New York City marathons (among others), in dedication to him, raising awareness for Neuropathy, a condition he also fought.
Nick was a hobbyist with varied interests from his green thumb and love for succulents to his encyclopedic knowledge of American sports and a voracious reading habit. Undoubtedly, on the other side, Nicholas’ garden will be fruitful, his library abundant, and his sound-system queued up with top tracks by Queen, David Bowie and Foreigner.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Nicholas Bartolucci to Caring for a Cure at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Donations may be made online at caringforacure.org, or checks can be mailed to: Massachusetts General Hospital Development Office 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540 Boston, MA 02114 Please indicate that you would like your gift to be made in memory of Nicholas Bartolucci by checking the “In memory of” box on the online donation form, or by writing “In memory of Nicholas Bartolucci” in the memo line of your check.
The family would also like to extend a very special thanks to the Oncology Team at Mass General, and more specifically, the incredible Doctors and Nurses of Lunder 10 for their noble and concerted efforts during this difficult time.
The family will receive visitors on Friday (TONIGHT) from 5pm to 7pm in the Boston Harborside Home, 580 Commercial St., Boston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10am in St. Leonard Church, corner of Hanover and Prince St., Boston. To join procession to church, be at funeral home by 9am. Services will conclude with interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge.
- Visitation Friday, April 6, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, April 7, 2018
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