Nicholas A. Staffiero, 86, South Onondaga, N.Y.

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 3, 2005

Nicholas A. Staffiero, age 86, of South Onondaga, N.Y., died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Community General Hospital.

Nicholas was born March 23, 1918, in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., the son of Angello and Chrisendo (Giandolphi) Staffiero. He retired from New Process Gear in 1980 after 30 years. He was a communicant of Corpus Christi Church, a charter member of the former Knock-Out Club which is now the 20/20 Club at New Process Gear, a member of Tanner Valley and Orchard Vali Golf Clubs. He participated in numerous golf leagues in the Syracuse area and was an avid vegetable gardner.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Brown Staffiero, on Jan. 9, 2002.

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Nicholas is survived by four daughters: Diane Staffiero of Key West, Fla., Dolores Zarcone of Scottsdale, Ariz., Donna Werner of Albert Lea, and Kim Reynolds of Camillus, N.Y.; one son, Nicholas B. Staffiero of Chittenango, N.Y.; five sisters: Rose Staffiero, Diane Staffiero and Margaret Jotso, all of Suffern, N.Y., Anna Abelman of New Jersey, and Louise Riviezzo of Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers: Tony Staffiero, of New Jersey, and Sammy Staffiero of White Plains, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Ballweg & Lunsford Funeral Home Inc., with the Rev. Dennis Hayes officiating. Spring burial will be


St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Route 80, Otisco, N.Y.

Calling Hours were Friday, Jan. 28, from

5 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 29, from

9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home in LaFayette, N.Y.

Contributions may be made to: Navarino Fire Department Ambulance, 3276 Amber Road, Syracuse, NY 13215, or South Onondaga Fire Department, 3130 Cedarvale Road, Nedrow, NY 13120.