Nicholas Gatti Sr, age 65, of Sparkill, NY, passed away on July 30th 2021.
At the age of 16, Nick joined the fire service where he was most known for his numerous hours volunteering. He worked his way up the ranks eventually becoming Chief from 1993-1994. After graduating High School, he served in the Navy. Upon discharge, he began working for the town of Orangetown, where he continued to work for 35 years, most of which was spent in the highway department as a motor equipment operator until his retirement from the sewer department in 2016. After retiring, he especially loved his time spent at his cabin on Lake Luzerne.
Nick is survived by his wife Laurie, mother Polly, his daughter Alexandria, & his son Nicholas Jr. and wife, Melissa. Also his granddaughters; Abigail and Gianna who he was especially close to. He is survived by one sister, Nancy Pfingst. Nick was predeceased by his father, Emil and sisters Linda Reese & Leonora Gatti.
Nick was a kind, caring man who was a part of many various associations including The Empire Hose Company where he served as Ex-Chief and past President, The Rockland County Volunteer Fireman’s Association, where he served as a 2-time past President. He served as a past President of the New Jersey and New York Volunteer Fireman’s Association. Nick was also was a member of the Hudson Valley Volunteer Fireman’s Association, The Rockland County Fire Police Association, The Knights of Columbus, First Vice President of Rockland County Fire Safety Officers Association, A member of the Rockland County Fire Chiefs Association, Orangetown Chief Council, Rockland County Firemans Association Past Presidents Club, Sons of Italy, The Royal Order Of The Nut Busters and Inner County Volunteer Judges Association.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday August 4, 2021 at Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home, 100 Franklin Ave. Pearl River New York 2 PM to 4 PM, and 7 PM to 9 PM. Firematic services begin at 7 PM.
Mass will be held Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 10:30 AM at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church 895 Piermont Ave. Piermont NY. Followed by his burial at Rockland Cemetery
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