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.