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152 Worcester Street
PO Box 75
North Grafton, MA 01536
Phone: (508) 839-4491
Nicholas Messinese

Nicholas Messinese

Sunday, February 8th, 1942 Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

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Obituary for Nicholas Messinese Jr.

GRAFTON/STOW: Nicholas Messinese, 77, passed away December 4, 2019 at Cape Cod Hospital surrounded by family. He leaves his four children Donna Messinese, Denise Preston and her husband Aaron, Nicholas Messinese and his wife Carolina and Richard Messinese, his grandchildren Alyssa Fulton, Holly Niemi, Cadence and Verity Preston and Laura, Nicholas and Liliana Messinese, his siblings Grace Belle Isle, Beatrice Collette and her husband Robert, Sandra Brawn and Marie Belliveau, and two daughters in spirit, his nieces Heather Lofgren and Kathleen O’Goley along with many other nieces and nephews. Nicholas was born February 8, 1942 in Worcester. He grew up in Grafton and was known for playing baseball and basketball for Grafton High where the 1959 varsity team still holds the high scoring record. He spent most of his life in Stow raising his children and operating his business Nick’s Provision Co. Inc, for 46 years. Away from work he enjoyed golf and downhill skiing during his younger years and then fishing the Cape Cod Canal or finding the best fishing spots off the coast with his friend Roger Gay. He also ran Andy’s Bait and Tackle in Acton with his sons. Nicholas will be remembered most for his dedication to his family, for always being there for anyone who needed him. All are welcome to gather with Nicholas’s family Wednesday December 11th from 10am-12pm at Roney Funeral Home 152 Worcester St. N. Grafton, MA 01536 followed by a prayer service at 12pm in the funeral home. He will then be laid to rest at Fairview Cemetery in South Grafton. A Book of Memories to share a favorite story or message of sympathy with his family is available online at:

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Roney Funeral Home
    152 Worcester St.
    N. Grafton, MA
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    Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
    10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Roney Funeral Home
    152 Worcester St.
    N. Grafton, MA
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    Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
  • Interment

    Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Fairview Cemetery
    380 Providence Road
    S Grafton, MA
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    Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

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Billy Letourneau

Nick was one of my closest friends from our youth, till today! We were part of a threesome, which included Eddie Pechie, who passed a few years ago. Nick was the sane one! He was able to stay out of trouble. There was one time where I wanted to see a girlfriend in Warwick Rhode Island. Nick drove my car while Ed and I drank beer in the back seat. We got lost, so I said, I'll drive. Lol. I drove into a stone wall and blew out two front tires. Police came and said what happened. Nick said a big animal was crossing in front of him, and I hit the stone wall in avoiding hitting the animal. If it wasn't for Nick taking responsibility. I would have lost my license for a long time. Never mind the AA meetings I would have had to attend. That was the kind of friend Nick was! Special dude! Gonna miss him big time! RIP!
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Ken Larson

Jeanette and I would like to send our sincerest and heartfelt condolences to you and your family. As much as we would like to attend in person, it is just not possible. I hope you know we are thinking of you and sending prayers during this difficult time.

Ken Larson
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