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Nicholas Volpetti

Nicholas Volpetti, 83, of Kingston, passed away peacefully at home.

Born in Pittston on August 31, 1938, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Josephine Insogna Volpetti.

Nicholas was a graduate of West Pittston High School, Class of 1956 where he excelled in football, basketball and track & field. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education and a Masters Degree in Guidance from the University of Scranton. He was an educator in the West Pittston and Exeter School Districts and was an assistant football coach at West Pittston and a head football coach at Exeter. He retired as the executive director for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Welfare. After his retirement, he worked at the family business; Rider’s World in Wilkes Barre.

He was a campaign chair of The United Way for the state employees in Luzerne Country and also belonged to many other service organizations. He was a man of great faith being a member of St. Ignatius Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Jean Volpetti.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Barbara Piledggi Volpetti; son, Nicholas J. Volpetti and his wife Colleen, Jenkins Township; daughter, Nadine Revitt and her husband Michael, Wilkes-Barre Township, grandchildren, Gabrielle Volpetti, Stamford, CT and Lukas Volpetti, Jenkins Township: niece Amanda Ortolano and nephew Joshua Shaefer and numerous cousins and godchildren.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend who loved and cherished every person he met and would give you the shirt off his back.

A sincere thank you to Erwine Health Care who gave special care to Nick, especially his therapists Kim and Kristina and his nurse Joyce.

The family will receive friends and relatives Monday, December 27, 2021, from 5pm-8pm at The Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 Williams Street, Pittston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 10:15am in St. Ignatius Church, 339 N. Maple Avenue, Kingston. Those attending are asked to go directly to the Church on Tuesday morning and to kindly wear a face covering and maintain social distance.

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Alice Fino-Ewonishon
Alice Fino-Ewonishon
Jul 09, 2022

I am so sorry Barbara Nadine and Nick…we grew up together next to my grandmothef and my Aunt Mary Anne after the Agnes…


Dec 31, 2021

I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr Volpetti, My condolences to Nick jr and all the Volpetti family

Ed Hutchko UPS


Dec 30, 2021

Deepest condolences to Nicks family; I knew him since the day I was born, and he was always a gentleman and true friend to my late parents. May the perpetual light shine upon him.

EJ Raver (Edward Raver Jr) Kingston Pa


Dec 28, 2021

Milli and I send our condolences to Barbara and his family. We met him several times at festivals that were held at St. Ann's in Kingston. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family


Dec 28, 2021

As a friend and former teammate of Nick on the University of Scranton’s football team I convey my condolences to his family. Nick was a great guy and always a gentleman.

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