Saturday, May 18, 2013

Nicholas Robert Spezzacatena

Nicholas Robert Spezzacatena, age 65 of Leesburg,  passed away on May 9, 2013.  Nicholas was born in Brooklyn , NY the son of Giovanni and Antoinette (Narducci) Spezzacatena.  
He was an amazing father and grandfather and leaves to cherish his memory, son Jon Spezzacatena of Phoenix; daughters Aimee Chiarella of Orlando, Catherine Deyulia of Pembroke Pines; grandchildren Nicholas James, Rebekah Grace Spezzacatena  both of Phoenix and Annelise Catherine Chiarella of Orlando. 
 A memorial service will be held to honor Nicholas on Saturday, June 1, 2013,  from 1pm to 4pm at Lakeside Fellowship United Methodist Church at 305 S. Orange Blvd. Sanford, FL 32771.   In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in his memory to either Comfort Zone Camp online at or by mail to 7201 Glen Forest Drive, Suite 301 Richmond, VA 23226 or to Donate Life Florida online at or by mail to 40 Sarasota Center Blvd., Ste. 107 Sarasota, FL 34240.  


  1. During this time of distress while you are suffering the loss of your love one, remember prayer can strengthen you and you will feel relief as Jehovah God replaces your grief with joy and your anguish with peace of mind.-Psalms 55:22. Jesus also gives us hope for all those who are now sleeping in death, a resurrection(Acts 24:15) when God grants him the power of the holy spirit to raise all those in the graves; restoring them back to life, with the prospect of eternal life on the renewed Paradise earth.-John 5:28,29; Luke 23:;43. Until that wonderful blessing unfolds, may God continue to comfort and bless your family.-Matthew 5:4.

  2. Nicky, you were the smartest, most generous, loving , caring man I have ever been with. Every time I look at your picture, it brings tears to my eyes that you are no longer here , and why you. Knew you since I was 15, you were the hot quy on Quentin road with the black leather jacket and long black hair, I was nuts about you, still am. Later on in life, somehow, you found me, We had great times at the beach ,movies, "going for a bite" as you would say, and driving to Dunkin Donuts twice a day. You loved your coffee,, Every nite a half gallon of ice cream for dinner before you hit the floor. You loved to talk about what you were eating, usually a Panera bagel in the daytime. We went to tarpon springs to eat,,, we went to fort Lauderdale for the sabbatical you just had to attend that Sept. We made plans, we made memories, memories no one can ever take away. Truly love you and miss you so very very much. so many memories, bluebird, mr. bunny, we had complete happiness, now your gone. Your memory and the memories we shared will live forever. I am devastated to know your not up saying, beautiful lady, its a beautiful morning, then telling me what the plans were. You were one of a kind and I will and do miss you so much. You told me where there is breath there is hope... The hope is gone, but the memories live on like yesterday. Love Never Dies... and I know my love for you will live forever. So so sorry your not here. Just letters, notes, toys, but they are you. Know , you had my heart. xox

  3. To the Family and Friends of Nick, Knowing that Nick had given so much of his love to everyone he met, will not ease your pain, but I hope it gives you a little peace to know that he is still in all of our hearts and he will live forever there.


  4. Nicky, I can’t believe you’re gone. When I wished you a Happy Birthday on July 1 and you did not responded with a thank you, I thought something must be wrong.
    Although I am happily married with 4 children and 5 grandchildren for 46 years. You can never forget your first love. How old were we? 14-15. we had a great time together, going to your high school dances,surprising me on my birthday by taking me to the rock and roll show, and the church dances and the dances down Drew’s basement. That was a long, long time ago. We were kids and as kids, we had dreams of marriage,kids. You always drew me a heart with a crown on it with the word LOVE in it and written inside the heart was the date we were planning to marry. March 3, 1968. (Oh young love)... I was crushed when we broke up for no other reason than we were young and needed to date others. We went on our separate ways, meet our spouses and raised beautiful families. Sometimes I wonder what would of happened if we didn’t break up and married
    I still have the Perfume set we both picked out for my mom’s birthday. I even have the drawing of the heart you made me. I loved your dad and was crushed when he died and I loved your stepmom and I know she had the same feelings for me. You didn’t know this, but I would walk up and down your block just to catch a glimpse of you. It took me a long, long time to except the breakup...Even to this day when I hear our song YOU ARE MY SPECIAL ANGEL I always think of you and the memories we shared.
    I always had a place for you in my heart and was happy we reunited by email and we had a chance to catch up on our lives. It was a sad day for me when I heard of your passing. It was like a piece of my heart died too. We made great memories together that I will cherish for the rest of my life.
    You’re in a better place now, reunited with your family and will always be missed by your friends and family. Until we meet again…..