Pietro Nani

December 22, 1951January 6, 2019
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December 22, 1951- January 6, 2019

Nani, Pietro on January 6, 2019. Beloved husband of Josephine Nani (née: Guercio). Son of the late Francesco and Concetta Nani. Cherished son in law of the late Franco and Adele Guercio. Loving father of Frank & Rita Nani, Danielle & Keith Striano and Michelle & Johnathan DeVivo. Adored Nonno of Juliana, Giordana, Alessandra and Frankie Nani, Gabriella & Nicholas Striano and baby Savanna DeVivo on the way. Beloved brother of Grace and Lina Nani. Loving brother in law and uncle of Annette & Frank Borrometi and family, Rosie & John Sallustio and family, Mary & Peter Iacono and family and Joanne & Dominick Vozzo and family. Loved by so many and forever in our hearts.

Pietro will be reposing on Wednesday 2-5 & 7-10 at Cusimano & Russo Funeral Home, 2005 West 6th Street Brooklyn NY.. Mass to be celebrated on Thursday 10:15am at Scared Heart St. Stephen Catholic Church Brooklyn, NY.. Entombment to follow in Cemetery of the Resurrection Staten Island, NY.. In Lieu of Flowers, the Nani family request donations to the Gastric Cancer Foundation.


  • Pietro Nani Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Pietro Nani Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Pietro Nani Thursday, January 10, 2019

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Melissa Fontana (Sallustio)

January 12, 2019

Pietro was not only my uncle; he was also my Godfather. From living upstairs to just a few doors down. Our family remained so close. I love when our family gets together for birthdays, holidays and all special occasions. I love hearing stories of when we were younger, like when you would joke around and bother me and I would call you Murky. One of the best times was when our families bought the house in Pennsylvania. I loved spending time there in the summer. You and Aunt Josephine always welcomed us into your home and made us feel so comfortable. I loved coming over on Friday nights to watch you guys play cards and argue and laugh. I will never forget how brave you were through this difficult time. At your worst, you still denied any pain and always asked us about whatever was going on in our lives. I loved watching you and my son Frankie having ice cream together. There’s so many wonderful memories and will never forget you.
Love always,
Your Goddaughter, Frank and Frankie

Christina Iacono

January 9, 2019

My dear uncle Peter was one of the most generous, caring, selfless people I knew. The memories I have are endless and I'll hold them close to my heart forever. Growing up, he'd always tell me " you're like my other daughter". And this was true, as he was like another father to me. He would call me the #1 flapper and we'd go back and fourth of who was the real #1 flapper. When I'd go downstairs, he'd make sure I ate, and if I didn't, a place setting was set in minutes and dinner was for me also. Even in his fighting days, he'd ask me about my job, my schooling and my life. He cared so much for everyone. To know him was an honor and I'll miss him so much!

Joanne & Dominick Vozzo

January 8, 2019

I know we're supposed to share a memory, but where do we begin? Piero has been part of our family since I was just a child. I’m told he gave me his last $5 for my 4th birthday. That’s how long ago he came into our lives. We share so many memories from birthdays, weddings, christenings, holidays, wonderful vacations and just easy summer days in our back yard. He’s been wonderful to my husband and my children. He took Dominick under his wing and taught him how to paint so he can work and make some extra money. He baptized our son, Philip. He’d come to D’s baseball games to cheer him on. My kids would stay at Aunt Jo’s and Uncle Piero’s house in the summer and wouldn’t want to leave – they’d say, can we stay longer? That was all because my sister and brother in law made them feel comfortable. They took care of my kids like their own. That’s the kind of man Piero was. He was always kind, caring, respectful, helpful and most of all selfless. Everyone he loved came first. This past year, during all his sufferings, he’d still ask how we were all doing, how work was and what projects we were working on in our home. He never put himself first. He showed us how brave and courageous he was in this fight. Unfortunately, our dear brother (in law) lost this fight and was taken from us too soon. He took a piece of our hearts with him. He is irreplaceable. We know he’s in heaven with our dear lord watching over us. That’s the comfort we have to go on. We’ll miss you and remember you forever. We love you and may you rest in peace, our dear brother. Until we meet again xoxo!

Marie Iacono

January 8, 2019

Dearest Piero

What can I say. You were one of the bravest men I know. You fought till the end like a champ.

You were more like a brother to me than a brother-in-law. Living upstairs made us so close and watching our children grow up together like one big
Happy family. We shared so many wonderful times together and some rough patches along the way but in the end we came out stronger & closer.

You will truly be missed and the house will never be the same without.

I know that you are watching over your family and guiding them from above; keeping them safe.

You were a loving husband, great dad & wonderful grandfather. A warm & generous brother and just an all around good person.

They say that God only takes the best, well in your case it is the truth.

Rest in sweet peace ya always. Mary & Peter

Rosie & John Sallustio

January 8, 2019

To our dear brother-in-law, but more like a big brother, Pietro. You have inspired us with your bravery and courage to fight. Because of your great love for your wife, children and grandkids, you fought until the end. We will always hold your memory close to our hearts. We had many good times together, like our weekend getaways to AC, Bahamas, our family cruise and so many other beautiful family gatherings. Your door was always opened, and you welcomed everyone even when you weren’t feeling well. You were happy to see us there for you. We will truly miss you, Rest In Peace, until we meet again in heaven .♥️😘

Rita Nani

January 8, 2019

My father in law was truly the best!! When I married his son Frank, he truly made me feel like his daughter. Dad lived for his family and did everything to make us happy. He tought his son great work ethics and how to be the best husband, father, son and great family man. Dad you were always there, birthdays, dance recitals , and so much more... Every Christmas Eve you came to our house with fennel, wine, and you would make the best chestnuts!!! Our table will never be the same without you. I will never forget how proud you were of Frank and all his accomplishments. There are so many beautiful memories. This doesn’t seem real 💔 Cancer gave you a real tough battle. Dad you fought till the very end. Rip and we will never forget you. We will make sure that we will always be The Popalardo Family!! Forever in our hearts.

Barbara Passaro

January 8, 2019

I am honored to have known Pietro Nani such a gentle soul, he has touched so many lives I will never forget when he came to my house with Frank to ask for my daughter ‘s hand in marriage. We were so happy that my daughter was going to be part of such wonderful loving family. He was a special person respectful,selfless,generous and his only purpose in life was to make his family happy and to be there for them always no matter what. Pietro you will truly be missed. RIP🙏😢💔💔💔

Phil Vozzo

January 8, 2019

I had the privilege of calling him my uncle and my godfather. I will never forget when I was younger how you would play the Italian song “Yuppi Du”. I never knew what the words meant but I would always laugh so hard because of how silly it sounded. Every birthday of mine, you’d call and play it on the phone and I’d sing and laugh along. I remember spending a week or two every summer in Brooklyn at the Nani house and every morning I’d wake up and Uncle Pietro would come back home from the store with a newspaper and either bread for french toast or apple juice. He would always look out for his loved ones. He didn’t deserve any of the suffering he went through but he stayed strong for all of his family.
One day I will see you again and I know you’re in heaven smiling down at all of us.
I will always cherish these memories.
I love you forever Yuppi du❤️

Nyman Aydin

January 7, 2019

I didn’t have the privilege of meeting Mr. Nani but I did have the privilege of working with his daughter Danielle and meeting his son Frank. I can tell the apple didn’t fall far from the tree as a Danielle and Frank are truly wonderful people. Rest In Peace Mr. Nani.

Kate Katcher

January 7, 2019

How incredibly lucky I feel to have known this gentle man. I am forever grateful for the warmth of the Nani family who welcomed us all into their fold when our children married. Peter was so full of life, generous and blessed with so many who loved him. Rest In Peace, Peter. You have earned it.