OSWEGO, NY – Nelson J. DiGregorio Jr., 63, of Mannsville and formerly of Oswego, died Tuesday morning February 18, 2014, at the Rome Center Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born in Syracuse and was the son of Nelson J. DiGregorio Sr. and the late Shirley Wade DiGregorio.
He had been employed for many years as a chef at the Char Pit Restaurant and several other restaurants in Oswego County.
He was a member of the New York State Thoroughbred Racing Association, the US Trotting Association and was a licensed trainer and driver.
In addition to his father, he is survived by two brothers, Joseph G. (Theresa) DiGregorio of Oswego and Mark L. DiGregorio of Pulaski; three nephews, Michael E. DiGregorio, Mark L. DiGregorio and Nelson R. DiGregorio; three nieces, Katie DiGregorio, Jennifer DiGregorio and Crystal DiGregorio.
Funeral services will be held 8:30 a.m. Monday from the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church.
Spring burial will be in Pulaski Village Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held Sunday 3-5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the ASPCA at www.aspca.org or Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute at http://mskcc.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=giv_donate_now