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Nicholas V. Franzese Obituary

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Nicholas V. Franzese

Mechanicville, NY

April 3, 1947 - February 6, 2024

Nicholas V. Franzese Obituary

MALTA - Nicholas V. Franzese, Jr, 76, of Thimbleberry Rd, died suddenly on February 6, 2024, while vacationing with his wife in St. Augustine, FL. Born in Mount Vernon, NY on April 3, 1947, son of the late Nicholas and Flora Fantoni Franzese, Sr, he was a graduate of Valhalla High School.

Shortly after high school, Nick joined the US Navy and proudly served his country as a Machinery Repairman(MR) aboard the USS Klondike(AR-22), a repair ship, during the Vietnam War. He received his honorable discharge and would later join the VFW, Post 358 in Ballston Spa.

Upon returning home from the war, Nick worked as a tool maker and manager for Macro Tool and Machine Co. in Lagrangeville, NY and later Fala Technologies in Kingston, NY, where he retired.

Nick enjoyed the outdoors, with hiking, biking, fishing and boating with his family, especially on Lake George, amongst his favorites. He also loved riding on his Harley. A die hard NY Giant fan who enjoyed watching their games with his son and daughter, he also cheered on the NY Yankees and NY Rangers. Above all other things, Nick was a family man who truly loved the time he spent with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his loving wife of 20 years, Annie Burns Franzese, whom he married on June 19, 2004, his children Nicholas V. Franzese III(Tammy Savino) and Jamie Franzese(Matthew Grounds), grandson Justin Herrin-Knapp, step son Shane(Eileen) Wiebicke, grandchildren Daniel Ovland and Lazarus, Liam, Elijah, and Brianna Wiebicke, his uncle Paul Franzese, in-laws Ellen(Mike) Flynn, John Burns, Pat(Mary) Burns, and Mike Short, former wife and his children’s mother Marilyn Knapp, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister Diane Himburger.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, February 15th from 4-7PM at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 S Main St, Mechanicville, NY 12118. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday at 11AM, at All Saints on the Hudson (St. Paul’s) Church, 121 N Main St, Mechanicville, NY with military honors and burial to follow at Saratoga National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Disabled American Veterans(DAV), in loving memory of Nicholas V. Franzese, Jr. During this difficult time, please visit for directions and to share condolences, photos, and memories you may have of Nick with his family.

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