Nicholas Joseph ‘Nicky’ Santilli, 57, formerly of Monaca passed on Friday, September 2, 2022 while under the care of the Verland Foundation’s group home in Sewickley.
Nicholas was a son of the late Antonio and Carmella (Petrella) Santilli.
Disabled since birth, Nicholas spent his early years at the McGuire Home, New Brighton and later at Milton Hershey School and lastly at Verland. Blind and unable to speak, Nicky seemed most happy when hearing various sounds as fire engines, bells and motorcycles.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Christopher.
He leaves to mourn his passing a brother, Anthony Santilli and his wife, Darlene of Monaca, several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Thursday, September 8th from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at SIMPSON FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca, where a service will be held on Friday at 10 am. Interment will follow in St John the Baptist Cemetery.
The family is especially grateful to those motorcyclists who participated over the years in the charity bike runs raising funds for the Verland Foundation and McGuire Home.
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