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Nicholas Dettorre

August 20, 2020

Obituary

DETTORRE, NICHOLAS "NICK" ANTHONY, 67 OF BLAIRSVILLE, PA

passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at his home.  He was born September 12, 1952 in Latrobe, PA.  Nick was a member of St. Mary's Church, Export, PA and had attended SS Simon & Jude Church, Blairsville, PA.  He retired as a Dietary Technician at UPMC St. Margarets Hospital after 25 years of service.  Nick was a Blairsville High School graduate Class of 1971, where he had played basketball.  He was also an avid baseball player and had formerly played for the Blairsville Colts.  Nick was a member of the Murrysville Franklin Regional Athletic Association where he was a former coach.  He was an avid Notre Dame Fan, having attended many games there.  He also enjoyed model trains and collecting vinyl records.  He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Kerry (Prola) Dettorre, Blairsville, PA; son, Nicholas A. Dettorre, Jr., Austin, TX; mother, Julie (Esposito) Dettorre, Blairsville, PA; uncles:  Anthony & Robert Esposito, Pittsburgh, PA and Jim Esposito, TX; nieces & nephews:  Eric McCrady & wife Karen, Jordyn Johnson & husband Asher, Sean Thompson and Kelsey Thompson; sister-in-law-  Joni McCrady & husband, Gary, Mt. Joy, PA; sister-in-law, Dana Thompson & husband, Bill, Indiana, PA along with numerous cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, Roger Dettorre in 2005.  The family will receive friends at the James F. Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., 25 W. Market St., Blairsville, PA 15717 on Saturday, August 22 from 6-8 PM and Sunday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM.  A wake service will be held in the Funeral Home at 7:30 PM Sunday evening.  Prayers of transfer will be held on Monday at 9:15 AM in the Funeral Home, prior to a funeral mass at SS Simon & Jude Church, Blairsville at 10:00 AM.   Fr. Stephen R. Bugay will officiate.  Interment will be in the SS Simon & Jude Cemetery, Blairsville, PA.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Thomas E. Starzl Transplant Center, UPMC Montefiore, 3459 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213.  The family would like to send a special thanks to everyone from Amedisys Hospice for the wonderful care they had given to Nick.

WATCH NICK'S LOVING MEMORIES VIDEO:  http://video.mbdkeepsakes.com/video/450226513

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
August 22, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
James F. Ferguson Funeral Home and Monument Company
25 West Market Street
Blairsville, PA 15717

Visitation
Sunday
August 23, 2020

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
James F. Ferguson Funeral Home and Monument Company
25 West Market Street
Blairsville, PA 15717

Visitation
Sunday
August 23, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
James F. Ferguson Funeral Home and Monument Company
25 West Market Street
Blairsville, PA 15717

Funeral Mass
Monday
August 24, 2020

10:00 AM

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