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Nicholas D. Morgia

December 26, 2021

Nicholas D. MorgiaNicholas D. Morgia, 82, Watertown passed away at his home at Morgia’s Beach, Sackets Harbor on Sunday morning, December 26, 2021, surrounded by the love of his wife, children and grandchildren.

Nick was born at home in Watertown on December 25, 1939, son of the late Dominic Morgia and Mary (Canale) Morgia and he was a 1957 graduate of Watertown High School. He served in the US Marine Corps from 1957 - 1961.

On May 18, 1963 he married Nancy Thomas Abare at St. Anthony's Church with Fr. Brunet officiating.

Nick worked at Niagara Mohawk for 38 years retiring as a line foreman in 2000. He was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church and a member of the Italian American Club. To say that Nick was a family oriented man would be an understatement. Despite losing his father at a young age, he exampled value and guided his family by an intrinsic moral compass. Nick enjoyed being around his family everyday and he especially enjoyed following his grandchildren to all of their sporting events. When Nick was not with his family, he would spend most of his days in his garden. He was always proud of his garden and the opportunity to share his harvest with others. In addition to gardening, Nick loved hunting, fishing, reading and playing blackjack.

Along with his wife Nancy, he is survived by his six children, Toni Trautman and companion Jim Knowlton of Sackets Harbor, Teri Walsemann and husband Peter of Carthage, Nicholas D. Morgia, Jr. and wife Dedra of Adams, Timothy Abare of Syracuse, Lisa M. Morgia-Graham of Sackets Harbor, and Wendy Pound and husband Robert of Watertown; thirteen grandchildren, Laura (Bob) Schneider, Timothy (Becci) Trautman, Teeah, Tyler (Brennan), and Trey Pound, Mitchell and Taylor Rick, Maria and Nicholas (Emily) Graham, Austin Lennox, Dustin Moyle, and Ireland and Dominic Morgia; seven great-grandchildren; three aunts; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Dominic Morgia, his mother, Mary Morgia and his sister, Irma O'Donoghue.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Thursday, December 30, from 4 - 7 PM. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony's Church on Friday, December 31, at 11 AM. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery will be at the family's convenience. Online condolences to Nick's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. Donations in his name may be made to Hay Memorial Library, 105 S. Broad St., Sackets Harbor, NY 13685, Flower Memorial Library, 229 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601, or Hospice of Jefferson County 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.


#55 Philip,Yuvon marra 2022-01-09 19:42
Prayers Nancy and family,
So sorry for your loss.Keep all your good memories close to your heart.
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#54 Stephanie Misercola 2022-01-01 16:55
LIsa and family, the loss of a parent is indescribable. My heart goes out to you as you navigate your lives without your dad. Although, you’ll be amazed at how often you will feel him all around you.

God bless.
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#53 Mary Dugas 2021-12-31 22:54
Nancy and family,
We are very sorry to hear of your loss. We (my mom & I have many fond memories of you and Nick. Love to you all, Mary, Guy, & Betty Lou
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#52 Mary Dugas 2021-12-31 22:40
Nancy & family,
We are very saddened to hear of your loss. My mom (Betty Lou) & I send our love to you all. Mary
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#51 Julie Derrigo 2021-12-31 17:56
So sorry for your loss! I will tell you it’s the hardest thing you will ever have happen in your life. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.
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#50 Pat Biondolillo 2021-12-30 13:56
Nancy and family sorry to hear about Nick. He will be missed. We had worked many years at NIMO together. Our sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with you the family.
Pat & Marie
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#49 Jane Brett Scott 2021-12-29 15:27
So sorry to hear of his passing. We met him briefly. Thoughts go out to his family especially Lisa, who we met this summer at Morgia’s Beach. Take care of yourself. John, Jane & Elizabeth.
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#48 Lisa Combs -Aubley 2021-12-29 13:19
My deepest sympathy Tim and family .
He was such a wonderful man. I remember my dad ( Lee Combs) always talking about what a great man he was. He worked with my dad for many years at Niagara Mohawk
Blessings during this difficult time .
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#47 Donna Combs 2021-12-29 13:12
Deepest sympathy to the family . Nick was a good friend to my husband ( Lee Combs) at Niagara Mohawk. He always talked well of him and what a great guy he was and how much he did for others .
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#46 sylvia germonto 2021-12-29 11:31
my thoughts and prayers go out to the all of you ,
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