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Nicholas Grieco

Nicholas Grieco

Friday, June 26th, 1936 Thursday, March 26th, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for Nicholas A. Grieco

Nicholas A. Grieco, 83, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Staten Island University Hospital North. A COVID-19 statistic due to many underlying medical conditions.
He was born on Mott Street, New York, NY to Carmela and Nicholas Grieco on June 26, 1936. He graduated from St Patrick’s Old Cathedral Grammar School; Charles Evans Hughes High School and attended The New York Institute of Finance all in New York City.
He received an honorable discharge in 1963 from the United States Army as Private First Class, where he manned the military tanks.
Nick spent more than forty years working on Wall Street, holding many positions in the Stock Brokerage Field. He held The National Association of Securities Dealers Series 7, 63 and series 24 Principal licenses.
During the first bombing at the World Trade Center on February 26, 1993 Nick working as a Vice President at Commerzbank Capital Markets, escorted his staff to safety. Along with a coworker Nick carried a disabled employee in a wheelchair down 46 flights of stairs until they reached safety.
On September 11, 2001, he was employed by Investec Ernst & Company, downtown New York. Once again he guided his employees to safety to the Staten Island Ferry. He and many of his employees boarded the last ferry leaving Manhattan.
In 2004 after retiring from Wall Street Nick worked as a Security Guard at Staten Island University Hospital..
During his early years he owned two restaurants in Manhattan one being The Carriage Trade, located at 38th Street and 3rd Avenue. He resided in Las Vegas, Nevada for a little more than a year and worked as a card dealer for the then well-known Stardust Hotel.
Nick was a person that followed and fulfilled his dreams. But at 50 years old he met the two loves of his life, Mary Beth Blenderman (Jung) and her daughter Elizabeth. Mary Beth and Nick were married on February 19, 1988. He raised Liz as if she was his own and would never exclude her from anything. Nick never wanted her to feel that he was taking her mother away from her. She even went on their honeymoon with them.
Nick was a giving, caring and an easy going person. He loved and was loved by all. He made people smile and enjoyed telling stories of his many life experiences. Children and animals gravitated to him because he would communicate with them on their level. He was devastated when he lost his 18 year old beagle, his companion Bella. Nick for the most part was a homebody, he enjoyed the many holidays, birthdays and times when just family and friends would get together in his and Mary Beth’s home He enjoyed watching old movies, The New York Mets, history programs, music, singing, traveling, and trips to Wildwood Crest, Atlantic City and Provincetown, Ma.
Nick is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mary Beth, his daughter Liz, his sister Gloria Arlotta and his sister-in-law Catherine Suchman. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews: Marie Tito, Gloria Arlotta, Camille Brickman, Joseph Arlotta, Marie Annette Caruso, Lorraine Flannery, Joseph Osso, Katie Arnone, Kristin Suchman and Kurt Suchman along with many grandnieces and grandnephews. He is predeceased by his parents Carmella and Nicholas Grieco his sisters Rose Napolitano, Anna Tito, Francis Osso, Josephine Diano, Katherine Nigro and his brother Anthony Grieco and his three nephews, Nicholas Arlotta , Pascal Arlotta and Michael Tito.
A private ceremony will be held for Nick at Colonial Funeral Home followed by burial at Ocean View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Nick’s honor can be made to The. Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, any local animal rescue and or any COVID-19 foundation….NFPA is working with the borough’s elected officials…visit their website or e-mail: admin@sinfpa.org.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 9th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:30am
    Colonial Funeral Home
    2819 Hylan Boulevard
    Staten Island, NY
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    Thursday, April 9th, 2020
    10:00am - 11:30am
  • Service

    Colonial Funeral Home
    2819 Hylan Blvd
    STATEN ISLAND, NY
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  • Interment

    Oceanview Cemetery (Staten Island)
    3315 Amboy Road
    STATEN ISLAND, NY
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Gina Plotkin

Oh Marybeth that was beautiful! What a wonderful man, and he was so lucky to have you. May his soul rest in peace. Love, Gina
Comment | Posted at 11:37am via Condolence
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Gloria Arlotta

Uncle Nick , you where a first class man of character all the way. Your love was so much appreciated. The world was a better place because of you Uncle Nick, and all who knew you and loved you where blessed to have you in our lives. You will live in our hearts forever .
Marybeth and Liz , thank you for all you did for our uncle over the last 32 years, but especially during the years of his illness, and allowing him to die with the dignity he deserved.
Until we meet again uncle , May God Hold You In The Palm Of His Hands.
Comment | Posted at 12:29pm via Condolence
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Marie Tito

You were a gift to us Uncle Nick - always there when we needed you and supporting us, entertaining us and loving us. I am so happy you met and married MaryBeth - you truly found a treasure. Her love and devotion to you were beyond amazing. May you rest in peace and may MaryBeth and Elizabeth be comforted knowing that they brought you such joy, love, and faithfulness in good times as well as difficult ones.
Comment | Posted at 10:52am via Condolence
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Lorraine Flannery

Thank you Uncle Nick for your intervention which allowed me to have my life. How lucky you were to have Mary Beth and Elizabeth in yours. Rest In Peace.
Love Lorraine & Pat
Comment | Posted at 10:37am via Condolence
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Joe and Barbara Osso

Rest in peace Uncle Nick for a life well lived.
Our deepest sympathy to Mary Beth and Elizabeth who fulfilled his life through health and sickness.

Love Joe and Barbara
Comment | Posted at 08:30pm via Condolence
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