Obituary of Nicholas L. Cosimeno
Nicholas L. Cosimeno, age 81, of Town of Western, peacefully entered the Kingdom of Heaven on, Monday, June 7, 2021, while at home surrounded by his loving and proud family. Nick was born in Rome, NY, on August 29, 1939, son of the late, Louis, Sr., and Antonetta Giambrone Cosimeno. On December 12, 1964 he was united in marriage to his best friend, the former Sandra Wilson, a loving union of nearly 60 years. He was the proud owner and operator of N. L. Cosimeno Trucking.
Nick was happiest any time the family was all together, but especially on Sundays, at home tinkering in his garage followed by his large family gathering to share his favorite meal, his wife's sauce. Nick was the kind of man you don't find every day. Family was always first and he was a devoted and adoring husband, father and grandfather. To know Nick was to love him. He made everyone who came in contact with him feel important, special, and put a smile on their face. We are all blessed to have had such an incredible man in our lives.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Sandy; his children Sandra (Thomas) Passante, Nicholeen (Richard) Shoemaker, James (Christine) Cosimeno, Tracy (Robert) Zalewski, Jamie (Scott) Kiser; grandchildren CaSandra (Stephen) Packard, John Nicholas (Kara) Eaton, Nicholas Camadine, Alyse (Joseph) DiGeorge, Kayla (Josh) Duffy, Allen (Samantha) Carlock, Carissa (James) Meininger, Alexis (Dan) Kemp, Jenna Sweet, Justin and Shawn Osterdoudt, Courtney and Tyler Kiser, Nicholas Zalewski, David and Dominick Cosimeno, as well as twelve great grandchildren, a sister-in-law Diane Cosimeno, special God-daughter, Lisa Cosimeno- Zurek, beloved nieces and nephews, and many special friends. He was predeceased by his parents, two sisters and a brother-in-law; Vincetta Blood and Antonette and John Blaich, a beloved brother, Louis J. Cosimeno, and grandson, Allen Joseph Carlock.
Nick had said shortly before passing: "I had a great life, I would do it all again and I wouldn't change a thing."
A special thank you to his granddaughter Carissa Nichole, who is an incredible nurse that took such great care of him in his final moments, and Dr. Mark Hennon at Roswell Cancer Institute.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at St. Peter's Church at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call at the Nicholas J. Bush Funeral Home, Inc., 7751 Merrick Rd, Rome on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Nick's name to: Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, P.O. Box 631 Buffalo, NY 14240 or online: www.roswellpark.org
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