At the age of 78, Nicholas Paul Naioti, Sr., known as Nick, died peacefully on February 13, 2010 in Albany, New York as a result of complications from diabetes. Born on January 25, 1932 in Fulton, New York, NickÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s parents were Salvatore and Mamie Naioti, who had come to the U.S. from Palermo, Italy. He grew up with seven siblings in Fulton, where he graduated from Fulton High School and ran a grocery store. He served in the United States Marines, then earned his C.L.U. and was a regional manager for Metropolitan Life Insurance. In 1961, he married Pauline Barkley of Massena and the couple had three children: Michael, Kelley and Nicholas Jr. The family moved from Massena to Latham, N.Y. and then to Ithaca, N.Y. for nearly twenty years, before Nick and his wife settled in Clifton Park, New York.
Nick enjoyed his children and grandchildren more than anything, and liked the times that life offered to have coffee, go out for breakfast and sit and tell stories. He is survived by his wife Pauline, son Michael Clark Naioti and daughter-in-law Sharon (Purchase, NY), daughter Kelley Ann Naioti Denny and son-in-law John (Pittsburgh, PA) and son Nicholas Paul Naioti Jr. and daughter-in-law Kim (Bedford, New Hampshire) as well as his adored grandchildren Patrick, Kelsey, Olivia, Cassie, Alyssa, Myles and Karen, as well as his brother Joseph Naioti and many adored nieces and nephews, cousins and in-laws. He is preceded in death by his mother, Mamie Scurti Naioti, father Salvatore Naioti and siblings Sebastian (Buck), Mary, Rose, John, Leo, and Barney.
Family and friends are welcome to join a celebration of his life being held on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ambrose Church in Latham, N.Y. (www.churchofstambrose.org) followed by a lunch. Thank you to the staff at St. PeterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Hospital for the wonderful care he was provided. Nick will be greatly missed, but our hearts are warmed knowing he is with his family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association.