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BEVERLY- George G. Nardella, Jr., 89 years old, died peacefully at Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers, Mass., on January 10, 2018, with family by his side.
Born in Hackensack, N.J., he lived in Lynn, Mass., and was a graduate of Lynn English. He was married to high school sweetheart, Martha (Soboczynski), for 55 years, living in Beverly, and after retirement he was a winter resident of Palm City, Fla. He was son of the late George Nardella, Sr. and Rose (Renzi), and brother of the late Richard Nardella. George's grandfather, Antonio F. Renzi immigrated from San Giovanni, Italy, and settled in Beverly in 1902. George's parents, George Sr. and Rose Nardella, had Italian grocery stores in Beverly and Lynn in the 1940s where George Jr. worked with his parents helping out after school. George Sr. was a butcher in Henry's Market from the 1950s until his retirement. George Jr. worked in the cutting shoe die industry for 45 years, ending out his career as shop supervisor for United Die Company.
Surviving him is a daughter, Donna Houton; son-in-law, Thomas Houton; granddaughters, Janel Houton, her husband, James Sullivan, great-granddaughter, Karla, of Beverly, and Kendra Schmidt, her husband, Joshua Schmidt, great-grandson, Augustus of Seattle, Wash.; many cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition, he leaves brother-in-law, Alan Thomson of Ohio.
Visiting hours will be held at Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly, MA, on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. All funeral services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations in George's name can be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Ste. B-102, Danvers, MA, 01923. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Published on January 15, 2018
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