Nicholas Nicky Francis Carsillo

November 25, 1937November 4, 2012
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Nicholas F. Carsillo, 74, of Naples, FL, died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, November 4, 2012.

He was born in Belleville, NJ on November 25, 1937, the son of Helen and John Carsillo. He was a 50 year resident of New Jersey, and married his high school sweetheart, Marion Jago, on April 18, 1959.

Nick had retired at the age of 46 after 27 years at Engelhard Ind. At the time of his retirement, he held the position of Vice President and Secretary of Engelhard Metals, President of Oliver Warehouse, Assistant to the Vice President of Precious Metals Management, and Division Traffic Manager. He was also an accomplished commodities trader of precious metals at Tower II, NYC.

When Nick was young, he served in the New Jersey National Guard for six years and became the New Jersey state "light weight" boxing champion. He also joined the Knights of Columbus, Polish-American Club, and became President and Coach of the local Little League.

Marion and Nick relocated to Marco Island, FL in 1987 until the end of 2003. On Marco, Nick was involved in the Marco Cruise Club, the ItalianAmerican Club, MITA, Mens Club and also began volunteering at the Immokalee Soup Kitchen, which he continued until the present day. He also enjoyed coaching T-Ball while on Marco.

He was a current proud member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion, ELKS, and The Moose Lodge. He had a passion for politics his whole life and became very involved locally.

Currently residing in Fiddler's Creek, Naples, Nicholas leaves his loving wife, Marion of 53 years; son, John Carsillo of Atlanta, GA; daughters, Diane Synder of Portsmooth, VA, Jeanne and Steven Schwerd of Freehold, NJ, Joanne Carsillo of Columbia, SC; and six adoring grandchildren, Benjamin Snyder, Victoria Snyder, Nicolette Carsillo, Jacqueline Carsillo, Danielle Amis, and Rachel Schwerd.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sisters, and many aunts and uncles.

Nick was known as a "chef extraordinaire." His extreme passion for cooking throughout his life was his way of giving back. He enjoyed cooking at the soup kitchens and was known as "The Soup Man." He enjoyed cooking lavish meals for his friends and family, who always asked for the secret recipes. Nick kindly taught cooking classes to anyone willing to learn.

A memorial Mass will be held at St. Finbarr Parish on November 9th at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Finbarr Parish, 13520 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL 34114 or the Guadalupe Center, 509 Hope Circle, Immokalee, FL 34142.


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Jeanne Schwerd

January 15, 2013

Dad, we miss you every day...

December 8, 2012

With Sympathy, Marion.

Your husband will be with you always. Your husband is yours still, to love and cherish, and hold in your heart.

For neither time, nor distance, nor death itself, can touch a love that endures forever.

May the memory of your husband, Nick, and the special life you shared, help ease the sadness of your loss.

The Staff at Cardinal Mgt.

December 8, 2012

Our hearts are breaking for you. Such glorious memories will treasure with you and Nick. God Bless You and give you strength and comfort.

Your celebration service of Nick's life was a perfect tribute. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

With Love,
Alan and Linda Sandlin

December 8, 2012

We are so saddened by Nick's sudden death and hope you find comfort in the many loving memories you shared. The Memorial Service was a beautiful tribute to Nick and he would be pleased.

Nick will be missed.

Bea and Nat Pappagallo

December 8, 2012

We were so saddened to hear of Nicky. Though it has been some time since we have seen you, (Winnie's wedding), we've thought of you often, remembering many fun times and Nicky's great food and Marco.

Take comfort in the memories that you will keep in your heart forever.

Our prayers are with you and your family.

With Love,
Dick and Cynthia Lewis

December 8, 2012

Just a line to let you know how sad I was to learn of Nick's passing from Tony Ruvo.

I met Nick in seventh grade homeroom. I enjoyed his sense of humor and as a couple of our other classmates - as well as me - have said, "He was such a good guy!"

He will be missed. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Sincerely yours,
Audrey M. Lowe

December 8, 2012

Kevin and I were very shocked and saddened at the news. We were on vacation in VA and missed the services, but our hearts were there.

My dad is very sad. He has talked about Nick every day, since he went to heaven. His gregarious personality and great memories of his generosity stayed here though! I will never forget him taking my cancer-filled friend, Jennifer, out on the boat for her last sunset cruise. He always had a way of "making things happen." Dalton will always refer to him as "Uncle Nicky."

There will be an empty seat at Rookies and we will miss him dearly. If ever you need company, our family is your family.

Kerri, Kevin and Dalton

December 6, 2012

It was with shock and sadness when we were advised of Nick's passing. There in times when words fail to do justice to the situation. Nick's passing is one of them.

You have our deepest sympathy. He was a great and caring person.

Cousin Ralph and Jeanne Carsillo

December 6, 2012

Just wanted to tell you what a lovely and special tribute the Service was to Nicky that you and your family arranged for him. He would have been so proud. I was so happy to share in the love and respect you had for him. He has left a void in so many of our lives.

Barbara Terstappen

December 6, 2012

We were so shocked and saddened to hear from Mira that Nick passed away suddenly. We will certainly miss him. His stories of people he knew, snakes coming out of the air conditioner and experiences he had throughout his life were amazing and amusing. We always looked forward to our dinners together. And, of course, he was a "chef extraordinaire." And a wonderful host as well as a really nice and caring person who volunteered his time and resources to those who needed it - from the Immokalee workers to community members on Marco Island, in Fiddlers Creek, and other communities where you lived.

Our sincere condolences go out to you and your family.

Toby and Bob Silverman