PELHAM MANOR, N.Y. – Nick Auletta of Pelham Manor died Feb. 8 at his home. He was 80.
Born Jan. 27, 1933, in the Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of Egidio and Pauline Auletta. He married Rose Troiano on Aug. 30, 1953.
He served as a sergeant and medic in the Army in Washington state during the Korean War.
Auletta returned to the Bronx and raised six children with his wife. He was the owner of S&A Concrete Inc. and a former chairman of the Pelham Republican Party.
He was also a former president of the Pelham Civic Association and was awarded its Man of the Year Award in the 1980s.
He was a member of the Winged Foot Golf Club and a past member of the Pelham Country Club and New York Athletic Club. He was an active member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Pelham Manor.
Auletta was also a benefactor of the St. Jude's Children Research Hospital Rosebud Balls, his family said. He and his wife raised more than $1 million dollars for the organization.
He was predeceased by his wife.
He is survived by six children, Paula (Billy) Falconio, Lori (Robert) Anzilotti, Gail (Patrick) Wulf, Tracy (Ron) Thiers, Nicki (Tim) Foley and Joseph (Maureen) Auletta; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by an aunt, Irene Auletta; and many cousins.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at George T. Davis Funeral Home in New Rochelle. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Entombment will follow Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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