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Nick Starvaggi

Born: Sun., May 24, 1925
Died: Sun., Apr. 6, 2014


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 11, 2014
Location: Hennessy Funeral Home

Interment following funeral service

Sat., Apr. 12, 2014
Location: Holy Cross Cemetery

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Sat., Apr. 12, 2014
Location: St. Anthony of Padua Parish

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Nick (Nicolo) Starvaggi, 88, died April 6, 2014 after battling cancer for many years.  He joins his wife, Angie of 58 years.  Nick was born May 4, 1925 to Antonio and Vincenza Starvaggi Cucuzza in Akron, Ohio.  At the age of 5, his family returned to Gioiosa Marea, Sicily where he lived until 1946 when he returned to Akron.  While in Sicily, he learned the trade of barbering at the age of 11 and continued until he was 81.  In addition to barbering, Nick succeeded in real estate, catering, and grocery store ventures.
Family was the most important thing in Nick’s life.  His conversations were full of kindness and wisdom that was relevant to all generations.  Nick is survived by his children, Vancy (Stuart) Boyar, Anthony (Melissa) Starvaggi, Patrick (Mary) Starvaggi, John (Renee) Starvaggi.  He is also survived by his grandchildren Nicholas (Clarissa), Dana, David (Krista), Jeffrey, Patrick (Haley), Natalie, Philip, Dominic, Rachel, and Max, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
A special thank you to Robin, Nick and Angie’s home health aide and friend of 7 years.  Additional thanks go to the compassionate and kind staff of Hospice of Summa, particularly the nursing staff of the Palliative Care Unit.   
In lieu of flowers, donations in Nick’s name may be made to the Summa Health Systems Palliative Care Unit, 525 E. Market St., Akron. 
Family and friends will be received from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday April 11, at Hennessy Funeral Home (corner of York and Main) 552 N. Main Street, Akron.  Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday April 12, at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 83 Mosser Place, Akron.  Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 100 E. Waterloo Road.

Charitable donations may be made in Nick's memory to the following organization:

Summa Health System Palliative Care Unit
525 E. Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44304

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The Hennessy Family and the Staff of Hennessy Funeral Home
   Posted Tue April 08, 2014
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. We would like to offer our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

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