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Nicholas R. Canale

April 2, 2016

Nicholas R. CanaleNicholas R. Canale, 69, Holcomb St., Watertown passed away Saturday afternoon, April 2, 2016, at his home with his family by his side. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, April 7, at 10AM at St. Anthony's Church with Rev. Joseph Christy presiding and burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. There will be no calling hours and arrangements are entrusted to Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown. Nick was born in Watertown on September 24, 1946, son of Rocco P. and Eleanor M. "Honey" Hilden Canale and he graduated from Watertown High School.

On October 12, 1974 he married Margaret A. Navarra at St. Anthony's Church.

He had worked as a loan officer for Watertown Savings Bank. He was a salesman for most of his career, working for Consolidated Freight, Oneida Trucking, Fucillo's, Caprara's and Dealmaker, retiring in 2009. He was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church. Nick was a current member of Elks Lodge 496 and a former member of the Italian American Club. He was an avid golfer, but most important in his life was family and socializing with his friends.

Along with his wife, Margaret, he is survived by his daughter and her husband, Nichole M. and Peter J. Moles, Syracuse; his son and his companion, Rocco P. Canale and Jessica Allen, Watertown; two grandchildren, Sullivan R. Moles and Eleanor C. Moles, both of Syracuse; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. His father, Rocco, died November 1, 1995, his mother, Honey, on September 10, 2008, and his sister, Marcia Canale-Bracken, on December 24, 2001.

In lieu of flowers donations in his name may be made to the Rocco P. Canale Memorial Scholarship Fund at JCC, 1220 Coffeen St., Town of Watertown Fire Dept., 22825 County Rt. 67, or Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., all in Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to Nick's family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#46 James C. Brett 2016-04-07 13:49
I was saddened to read of Nick`s passing. My condolences to the Canale and Navarra family.
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#45 Bill&Kris Montgomery 2016-04-07 07:14
Our sincere condolences Margaret to you and your family. We are sure Nick will be missed by so many, especially in the Watertown area where he was known by everyone.
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#44 Vickie Habeeb Kehne 2016-04-06 23:10
Thinking of you with sympathy and understanding that words can't express
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#43 John Wierzbicki 2016-04-06 22:54
Mrs. Canale, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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#42 Melissa Strader 2016-04-06 16:10
Margaret, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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#41 RSO MJM 2016-04-06 15:04
Margaret, We are so very sorry for your great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sonny, James, and Myron
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#40 Ray and Nora 2016-04-06 11:40
Ray and i are so very sorry about Nick. i can still hear his laugh, eyes roll and chuckle when we were talking about so many things. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. He will be greatly missed in so many ways. Love to all.
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#39 Aaron Clemons 2016-04-06 10:52
To The Canale Family I'm so Sorry To Hear About Nick's Passing On Yesterday, Nick Was A Great Guy To The Community And He Was A Great Family Man, Nick Sold Me My First Two Cars.He Was Also Good Friend.
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#38 Mary Belleville 2016-04-06 10:14
Margaret, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.
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#37 John and Candy Wood 2016-04-06 10:03
So sorry to hear of Nicks Passing.Will miss him, had some good laughs with him at all family get togethers.
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