Nicholas SpecialeApril 3, 1930 ~ May 11, 2017 (age 87)
Nicholas "Nick" Speciale, 87, of Frederick, Maryland passed away, Thursday, May 11, 2017.
Nick was born on April 3, 1930 in New York to Raymond and Anna Maria Speciale. He graduated from Evander Childs High School in the Bronx and from Fordham University, College of Pharmacy. On September 19, 1959 Nick married the love of his life, the former Theresa "Terry" Saccenti from Brooklyn, NY. Nick and Terry’s marriage of more than 57 years was celebrated by great love and laughter with family and friends through good and tough times. He and Terry owned and operated a successful pharmacy for 15 years in the Bronx while living both in the Bronx, NY and eventually New Rochelle, NY. After selling his business, Nick semi-retired and enjoyed living in the Long Island, New York area (Sag Harbor and Northhampton) where he and Terry continued taking pleasure in boating and entertaining friends and family. In late 2002, Terry and Nick moved to the Frederick area to be closer to their sons and growing families in Maryland.
Nick is survived by his beloved wife Terry; two sons and their wives, Nicholas and Susan and Raymond and Xiaoping; and grandchildren Amanda 19, Emily 16, Matthew 13, and Anna 15. He was preceded in death by his son John "Johnny" who died in 1973 from childhood leukemia; and grandson Nicholas who died shortly after birth in 2001. Johnny and Nicholas will forever be a part of Nick's life and legacy.
Nick's family wants to extend their deepest gratitude to his incredible extended set of family and friends who consider them “Uncle Nick and Aunt Terry” and who could always be counted on for an entertaining afternoon of great food, stories, laughter as well as comfort and advice throughout their 57 years of marriage.
Nick’s family sincerely thanks all the health care professionals who were so kind to Nick and treated him with such incredible respect and dignity in the last years of his life. Nick and Terry were also blessed with the best friends and neighbors anyone could wish for at their condo at Glen Valley Terrace in Spring Ridge, Frederick Maryland.
To all of you who were a part of Nick's life...our heartfelt thanks. Peace.
Friends may visit for a celebration of Nick's life from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and again from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16 at Stauffer Funeral Home located at 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702. A private burial service will follow on Wednesday morning for immediate family at Mount St. Mary's Cemetery in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Memorials may be made (in lieu of flowers) to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.