Obituary: Nicola Agostino of the North End

agostinonicolaobitAGOSTINO, Nicola Age 97, a resident of Boston’s North End, died on Nov. 10, 2010. Survivors include his loving wife Julia (Simari) Agostino to whom he has been married for 73 years. He was born in Gioiosa Ionica, Italy, in the province of Reggio Calabria, on June 6, 1913, a son of the late Vincenzo and Maria Rosa Agostino. Nicola is also survived by his devoted children Italo Agostino of Chelmsford and his fiancee Marie McNamara of Pelham, NH, and Rosetta Sabbag and her husband Daniel of Bedford, MA, 5 cherished grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He also leaves a very dear cousin Cindy Tackett of Woburn and numerous other cousins, nieces, and nephews both in the US and in Italy. Mr. Agostino was pre-deceased by his son Romualdo Agostino and three sisters. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 2-6 pm at the Blake Funeral Home, 24 Worthen St., CHELMSFORD. His Funeral Service will be on Monday at 11AM in the Funeral Home. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Nicola’s memory to the Lea Dagg Fund, Eastern Bank, 17 North Rd, Chelmsford, MA in honor of his granddaughter. For online condolences, the entire obituary and directions visit