Nicholas Paul Scianna (Nick) of Natick, passed away on August 30, 2023, at Fairview Estates in Hopkinton at the age of 99. He was predeceased by his wife, Rose Scianna on September 10, 2020. Nick was born on January 25, 1924, in Trapani, Sicily to Giuseppe and Ignazia Scianna. He graduated from Natick High School and received a football scholarship to Southeastern Louisiana University. Nick enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946 and while in the Marines he attended Aerial Gunnery training. Nick married his sweetheart, Rose M. Scianna (Ortenzi) and together they raised their three children in the home he built in Natick, MA. He retired in 1989 from Anchor Motor Freight in Framingham, MA after 43 years. Nick enjoyed gardening and took great pride in his tomato crop each summer. He was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed watching and attending sporting events.
Nick will always be remembered for his loyalty, selfless nature, and for his kind and kindred spirit who helped anyone in need. He cherished his role as a family provider, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Nick is survived by his brother Louis J. Scianna and his wife Joanne of Bonita Springs, Florida. He was preceded in death by his brothers John J. Scianna and Luciano N. Scianna. Nick is the loving father of Linda Scianna of Grafton, MA, Joanne Scianna of Maynard, MA, and Joseph Scianna of Framingham. He also leaves behind his cherished granddaughter, Amy Jordan, her husband Scott Jordan, and great-grandson Casey Jordan as well as many nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service will take place at Saint Patrick’s Cemetery in Natick. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, MA. Donations in Nick’s honor may be made to the American Heart Association, heart.org, or PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284.