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Nicola Pagnotta

April 29, 1935 ~ June 12, 2020 (age 85)

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Nicola “Nick the Barber” Pagnotta, 85

HILLSVILLE, Pa… Funeral Services will be held at 11 am on Thursday June 18, 2020, with Rev. Michael Swierz officiating at the Terry Cunningham Funeral Home in Bessemer, Pa. for Nicola Pagnotta 85, who passed away Friday June 12, 2020, at the Hospice House in Poland.

Nick was born on April 29, 1935 in Falconara, Albanese, Italy. He was a son of Patsy and Angela (Francela) Pagnotta and came to the United States in his late teens.

He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He lived in Hillsville, Pa until his decline in health, and was a parishioner of Holy Spirit Parish, Christ the King Church in Hillsville.

Nick the Barber as he was affectionately known was a self-employed barber for over 60 years; he was also a dealer of Lincoln Log Homes International and American Lincoln Log Homes.

On June 18, 1960 Nick married the love of his life the former Gurtha Jane Romano and spent 54 years together until her passing on January 21, 2015.

He was a proud member of the SNPJ Lodge # 771 Fraternal Society and the Mahoning Sportsman’s Club, Johnson Club, Bradford Rod & Gun Club, the NRA and the PA & Ohio gun collectors association.

Nick enjoyed Hunting, going to gun shows and camping in Kane and Bradford, Pa. Above all Nick loved spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his daughter Christine (Ralph) Lucarielli of Hubbard, OH; his sister Maria (Fedele) Carbone of Hillsville, Pa; and his brother Valerio (Geri) Pagnotta of Hillsville,Pa. Nick also leaves 5 grandchildren.

Nick was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a daughter Angela Marie Pagnotta.

The family would like to express a heartfelt Thank You to all of the nursing home staff at Hospice of the Valley and Masternick Memorial Health Care Center for the kindness, loving care and friendship so freely given to Nick.

Calling Hours will be held on Wednesday June 17, 2020 from 4-7pm and one hour prior to the service on Thursday June 18, 2020 from 10-11am at the Terry Cunningham Funeral Home 203 Oak Street, Bessemer, Pa., 16112.

Arrangements for Nick have been entrusted to the Wasko Funeral Home.

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June 17, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Terry Cunningham Funeral Home
203 Oak Street
Bessemer, PA 16112

Funeral Service
June 18, 2020

11:00 AM
Terry Cunningham Funeral Home
203 Oak Street
Bessemer, PA 16112

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