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Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home & Memorial Park

2551 North Armistead Ave, Hampton, VA

OBITUARY

Salvatore "Boogie" Nicosia Jr.

January 31, 1929August 9, 2019

Salvatore (Boogie) Nicosia, Jr., 90, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 9, 2019. Boogie was born in Newport News, VA, on January 31, 1929, to Salvatore and Grace O. Nicosia.

Boogie was drafted in October 1952 during the Korean War and served in the US Army "Hell on Wheels" Division for 2 years. During his youth he worked alongside his brothers for his father's Newport News business, S. Nicosia Produce, until it closed around 1970. He thrived off of staying busy and spent many days of his most recent years at his nephew Tim Wilson's auto body shop where he assumed the role of "supervisor."

Boogie was preceded in death by his parents, Salvatore and Grace O. Nicosia; sisters Grace Czerongia, Carmelina Wilson, and Antoinette Lupia; brothers Santo Branchina, Frank, Lawrence, and Joseph Nicosia.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Jane Hood Nicosia; their four children, who he cherished, Michael Nicosia and wife Carol; Lynn Steiner and husband Vilas; Nick Nicosia and wife Effie; and Paige Slemp and husband Randy. He is survived by six grandchildren Tony (Angie), Bryan (Hannah), Rachel (Adam), Laura, Vince and Brendan (Rachel). He is also survived by three great-grandchildren (Connor, Cole and Juliana) and a number of special nieces and nephews who he remained close to throughout his life.

Boogie adored his family and friends, and he never met a stranger. He was loved by so many people, which was overwhelmingly apparent by the number of people who called or came to visit these last 2 weeks. He was shown so much love during this time that it gave him the strength and the will to try to get well. He knew he was loved, and we know he loved us!

We would like to thank all of the physicians and staff who took excellent care of Boogie at both Sentara CarePlex in Hampton and Walter Reed Convalescent & Rehab Center in Gloucester. A special expression of gratitude is extended to Dr. Loel Payne, who cared for Boogie on numerous occasions and during this most recent hospitalization. We would also like to thank the staff of Hidenwood Family Practice and Dr. Elizabeth Cooper, who lovingly cared for him for many years.

A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, Hampton. Interment will be private.

Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association, 4669 South Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 or online at www.heart.org.

  • FAMILY

  • Salvatore Nicosia, Father (deceased)
  • Grace O. Nicosia, Mother (deceased)
  • Grace Czerongia, Sister (deceased)
  • Carmelia Wilson, Sister (deceased)
  • Antoinette Lupia, Sister (deceased)
  • Santo Branchina, Brother (deceased)
  • Frank Nicosia, Brother (deceased)
  • Lawrence Nicosia, Brother (deceased)
  • Joseph Nicosia, Brother (deceased)
  • Jane Hood Nicosia, Wife
  • Michael Nicosia and wife, Carol, Son
  • Lynn Steiner, and husband Vilas, Daughter
  • Nick Nicosia and wife, Effie, Son
  • Paige Slemp and husband, Randy, Daughter
  • Tony (Angie), Grandchild
  • Bryan (Hannah), Grandchild
  • Rachel (Adam), Grandchild
  • Laura *, Grandchild
  • Vince *, Grandchild
  • Brendan (Rachel), Grandchild
  • Connor *, Great Grandchild
  • Cole *, Great Grandchild
  • Juliana *, Great Grandchild
  • Mr. Nicosia also leaves a number of special nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Memories

Salvatore "Boogie" Nicosia Jr.

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Nicky Autolino

August 14, 2019

I love you, Boogie.
Someone in everyone’s life gives a life lesson to another person.
Boogie’s life lesson was to treat someone else’s property better then my own. Because I’ll never know I might need another favorite from the same person.
Miss you Boogie.

Becki Hendricks

August 14, 2019

Effie, Nick and Family,
I'm so very sorry for your loss! Sending you hugs and prayers for peace and comfort.

Rachel Hartberger

August 13, 2019

My Granddaddy. One of my favorite people ever. The sweetest man I've ever known. I love him too lots and will miss his smile and laugh, and seeing his love for his family and Encore Western. I will miss him everyday until I see him again.

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