Longtime resident of East Boston

Published in the March 11, 2016 edition

Nicholas-Ansaldi-obit-webMELROSE — Nicholas A. Ansaldi Sr. of Wakefield, formerly of the North End and East Boston, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 6 at the Greenwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 85.

Nick was born at home on May 2, 1930 and was a son of the late Ignazio and Chrocifissa (Armata) Ansaldi. He was raised on Commercial Street in the North End and was one of eight children. He graduated from High School of Commerce. Mr. Ansaldi worked for many years at the Hood Rubber Company in Watertown and later at the Massachusetts State House Library. He was a longtime resident of East Boston before moving to Wakefield to be closer to his family.

Nick had simple needs in life. He worked hard, loved his family and was devoted to his Catholic faith. He was a music lover, especially anything Italian, Big Band or Marching Band. He taught himself to play the guitar and upright bass, and relaxed listening with Frank Sinatra or Patsy Cline in the background. Most of all, his family was most important and he cherished anytime spent with his son, siblings and grandchildren.

Nick was the devoted father of Nicholas A. Ansaldi Jr. and his wife Meg of Wakefield. He was the caring brother of Josephine Ansaldi of East Boston; Joseph Ansaldi of Woburn; Anthony Ansaldi of Medford and the late Frances D’Angelo, Nina Ansaldi, Catherine Ciccarello and Stephen Ansaldi. He was the loving grandfather of Gina and Melissa Ansaldi.

Relatives and friends gathered in honor of Nick’s life for visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose on Wednesday, March 9, and again on Thursday, March 10 before leaving in procession to Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St., Wakefield for his Funeral Mass. For more information, visit RobinsonFuneralHome.com.