|(Friday - March 12,
2021) - Nick Mario Paoletti III was born on January 2, 1958, as the
first baby of the new year to Nick II and Dolores (Victor) Paoletti.
Nick graduated from Iron Mountain High School class of '76 and resided
in the Iron Mountain/Kingsford area for most of his life.
worked at Dickinson Homes in his younger years, then on to Shopko where
he made many lifelong friends. He retired from Grede Foundry in 2014.
He met Rochelle (Shelly) in the early 80's and married the
absolute love of his life on July 21st, 1991.
They were an
amazing couple raising three children and then grandchildren together.
They were inseparable and were the epitome of what a marriage full of
love and laughter should be. They were faithful members of American
Martyrs Church, and it was truly evident that God was present in
everything they cherished. Nick lost Shelly to cancer in 2010 and he
clearly has been dying of a broken heart ever since.
He was the
best Papa to his grandchildren, always making them laugh and getting
them into mischief. He and Shelly loved their dogs and raised several
over the years. They enjoyed spending time with Nick's childhood best
friend and his wife, Bob and Tammy Giuliani. Nick was an avid Green Bay
Packers fan and also a fan of Michigan State basketball-loved watching
hometown Tommy Izzo get the win.
Nick suffered a stroke in 2014
and moved to the Menominee area where his daughter cared for him for the
last seven years.
Nick was one of the kindest guys to all and
will be missed dearly.
Nick is survived by his daughter, Kandace
Curran (Lonnie Whitehouse) and her children Kayla Curran (Grand-dog
Bentley) and Brooke Lynn and Tanner (Summer Argall) Tickler; his sons,
Kevan (Jessica) Curran and children Kyle (Michelle), Kameron, Konner
(Abby), and Keagan, and Keith (Sarah) Curran and their children Andrew
and William. He is also survived by his sweet sister Linda Stewart and
her husband James and his special niece Caitlin- who loved to come and
visit her Uncle Nick. Also surviving him are his sisters-in-law,
Christine (Hanson) Paoletti (her children and grandchildren) and Ruby
White (her children and grandchildren) and Uncle Ray Paoletti, and all
of the extended Curran, White, Ambrosia, and Glaser families.
Nick was preceded in death by his beloved wife Shelly, his father Nick,
sister Ann Paoletti, brother Michael Paoletti, brothers-in-law Ronald J.
White and Ted Kujula, sister-in-law Joan Kujala, Uncle Clarence and
Auntie Carmen Ambrosia, and his grandson Justin Curran.
family would like to thank Menominee Health Services for all their
support and care, especially nurses Shannon, Lisa, Angela, Veronica,
Paige and special girl Cassie Emmer. They would also like to thank Upper
Peninsula Hospice Service nurses Kathy and Janet for the loving care of
their Papa and especially Dr. Vernette Carlson who has taken care of
Nick with the utmost love and respect and spiritual wellbeing.
He was truly one of a kind and may he finally rest in peace to love and
serve the Lord.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 PM on
Sunday, March 14, at the Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Home in Iron
Mountain. Funeral services will be at 11:00 Monday morning, March 15th,
at American Martyrs Catholic Church in Kingsford. Fr. Joseph Gouin will
offer the Mass of Christian Burial. Nick will be laid to rest at the
Breitung Township Cemetery in Quinnesec.
Condolences may be
expressed to the family of Nick Paoletti online at:
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of
Iron Mountain with the funeral arrangements.