Nicholas J. Carrozza

November 13th, 2012
Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, November 15th, 2012 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, for Nicholas J. “Nicky” Carrozza, who died on Sunday, November 11th at Winchester Hospital, Winchester, following a lengthy illness, at 85 years.  His funeral will be conducted from the Nichols Funeral Home on Friday, November 16th at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, Wilmington at 11 a.m., followed by interment in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Born & raised in East Boston, he was an alumnus of East Boston High School, Class of 1945.  Nicky began a career in dress designing at a very young age.  Never having any formal training in this field, he began working for a local designer, Olga of East Boston, & quickly blossomed to a respected fabric master, landing one of his first jobs at Boston’s prestigious Bonwitt-Teller of Boston.  His fame & recognition soon spread across the area, & he established his first salon, Nickki’s Bridal Salon, on London St., East Boston.  Later, after only five years, he moved his salon to the corner of Chelsea St. & Prescott St., East Boston, where he remained for over 40 years.  It is estimated that Nicky dressed over twenty-two hundred brides and their entire bridal party, “down the aisle” on their wedding day, with his breathtaking creations.  He was a familiar face in the “Boston’s old garment district,” selecting fabric & all the varied sundries needed for the complete execution of his designs.  After “formal retirement” at age 70, he still would accommodate special family & friends.  For over 10 years, he sewed for “Classic Upholstery” of Wilmington, where he made another new & loving extended family.  He is the beloved & adored husband of 55 years to Rose (Lanney) Carrozza.  He is the Cherished Father of: David N. Carrozza & his wife, Elizabeth “Beth” of Stoneham, & Janet F. Engram & her husband, Kevin D. of Wilmington.  He is the Devoted Grandfather to: Stephen W. Carrozza & his fiance, Amanda C. Parry of Plaistow, NH, Lauren E. Carrozza of Stoneham, Nicole R. & Janelle T. Engram both of Wilmington.  He is the dear brother of, Mildred E. Rodriguez & her husband, Diego of Revere, Frances DiPlacidio & her husband, John of West Palm Beach, FL, & the late, Meco, John “Panco,” Enrico “Eastago,” Elio “Leo,” Ralph, & David Carrozza, & the late, Lesandrina “Sandra” Russo, Lena Incerto & Bridget Pisano.  He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.  He is the faithful brother-in-law of, Jerry Lanney of East Boston, Alfred Lanney & his wife, Phyllis of Saugus, Mary Folsom & her husband, Leroy of East Boston & Josephine Miano & her husband, Richard of Wilmington.  He was the son of the late, David & Frances (Vertuccio) Carrozza.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Building Fund at Winchester Hospital, 41 Highland Ave., Winchester, MA 01890.  The family is overwhelmingly grateful for the extraordinary care & professional devotion given not only to Mr. Carrozza, but to their entire family over the past two years. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Building Fund at Winchester Hospital, 41 Highland Ave., Winchester, MA 01890.

18 Entries in Guest Book for “Nicholas J. Carrozza”

  1. frances pisano says:

    To uncle nicki, I will miss you like my mom everyday , now your both together telling jokes , Oh my god do you think there ready for that………we did enjoyed all of them for many years, lots of laughs and good time . Know your in peace for ever and ever, we will all be together again.Your niece Frances pisano.

  2. Michele Kincaid says:

    Janet and Family,

    So sorry for your lose. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult times.

    Michele Kincaid

  3. roxanne and john reid says:

    dearst rose,
    we are sorry for your loss,nicky will be surely missed. we know he is at peace now. our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    roxanne and john

  4. Joanne Benton says:

    Dear Engram Family,

    My sincere sympathy over the loss of your father and grandfather. Hold on to the wonderful memories. They will get you through this difficult time.

    Joanne Benton

  5. Sheryl smith and Paul Kelly says:

    Dear Rose,Janet, David ,and family
    Paul and I send you hugs as you grieve the lose of “Papa”. He was a special man with a huge heart. Wonderful memories will keep him alive in all of you.
    Love to all Sheryl and Paul

  6. Deb Marchese says:

    Janet and Family, I am so saddened by the loss of your Dad!! I know first hand how difficult this time is for you and if there is anything I can do please let me know!! All of your wonderful memories will stay in your heart forever!

    Love to you,
    Deb Marchese

  7. MADONNA TOTO says:

    To Rose and family,
    We would like to extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband, father, and a very special grandfather. We truly loved Nicky and all his funny jokes he would tell us when he stopped in salon essence. What a great story teller. He will be truly missed. We are sorry we will be not able to attend his services we are out of town. God Bless All the Family at this time of loss.

  8. Mary Dudley Downs says:

    Janet and Family
    So sad to hear of your father passing. You and your family are in our prayers.

  9. Mary Dudley Downs says:

    Janet and Family,

    So sad to hear of your father’s passing. You and your family are in our prayers.

  10. Pat Hanlon-Pena says:

    Rosie and family,

    We were sorry to hear about Nicky’s passing. He will be remembered for his warmth and welcoming personality as well as his great sense of humor. We hope that the memories that you have will bring you comfort. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Joe and Pat Hanlon-Pena

  11. Richard Holahan says:

    Janet, We are so sorry to hear the passing of your father. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers~ The Holahan Family

  12. Charlotte Nagle says:

    Rose and Family.
    So sorry to hear that Nick passed.I will always remember his smile.and how he would make you laugh.

  13. Cheryl Kincaid-Stone says:

    Rose, Janet and family,

    I loved having the opportunity to be involved in your Dad’s healthcare and more so enjoyed his beautiful smile and the “jokes” he shared each time he came into the office. We will miss him. Many thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  14. Jo-Ann Craig Cassidy says:

    Dear Rose and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Nicky’s passing. He is a large part of my childhood memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  15. Sue Connors says:

    I’m thankful for
    the beautiful people
    in the world
    like you.

    Beautiful faces are
    those that wear
    a friendly smile
    that say, “I care.”

    Beautiful eyes are
    those that show,
    the kindness and warmth
    that glows below.

    Beautiful lips utter
    kindly words
    that so the the soul
    like the songs of birds.

    Beautiful people
    touch and bless;
    they inspire hope
    and happiness.

    You will always be,
    beautiful to me.

    You will forever remain in my heart.
    I Love you

  16. Laura Lacava Sultan says:

    I am so sad to hear of Nicky’s passing. He was my favorite customer at Sovereighn bank for 11 years. My heart goes out to his wife Rose at this difficut time. He was the most loveable man i have ever met. Loved his family and his wife. Always had a smile for me and everyone he met. There is another angel watching over us. He will be so missed. RIP Nicky…xoxox

  17. Ann Arsenault says:


    I am sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Thoughts and Prayers being sent to you / your family.

  18. Matt Donnelly says:

    Hello Janet, Dave and Carrozza family and friends:
    I have just recently learned of the passing of your father. I would like to offer my sincere condolences. I will remember your father as a funny and engaging man. My prayers are for you and Nicky.

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