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BOARDMAN – The Rev. Gregory Maturi and the Rev. Edward Noga will con-celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Dominic Church for Nicholas Petrella, 65, who passed away Thursday morning.

Nick was born Dec. 20, 1946, in Youngstown, the son of Angelo and Ann Visa Petrella.

He was a graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School and attended Kent State and Youngstown State University, where he was a member of the Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity.

Besides Nick’s family being the most important thing in his life, Nick loved being the proud owner of the Boulevard Tavern and carrying on his family’s legacy. Throughout the years he was a mentor and father to the many young men who were a part of his Boulevard family.

Nick was a friend to many, cherishing each one of his friends as though they were his “best” friend. He treated everyone with the respect they deserved.

His creative talent is reflected in all he had done. He always loved being asked to share his talent and did so, never saying “no.”

His greatest moments of joy came from being at the beach with his wife, children and extended family, creating many years of wonderful memories.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Francie (Andrews) Petrella, whom he married Feb. 23, 1980; his sons, Julian (Christina) and Jordan and; a daughter, Adrienne Petrella, all of New York City. He also leaves a sister, Sheryl Petrella of Gahana.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Nicole.

The Petrella family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home in Campbell and will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Calling hours will not be held Monday morning at the funeral home, but family and friends are invited to be present at 10:30 a.m. at St. Dominic Church to celebrate Nick’s Mass of Christian Burial.

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Guestbook Entries

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Nicky's family at this very sad time. Nicky was a wonderful guy who was a friend to everyone he met. I will miss seeing him at The Boulevard on my trips home. His is a great loss. ”

 » Phyllis Elmo on April 14, 2012

Oh Nick

“"Only the Good Die Young!"”

 » MikiJ on April 14, 2012

“Thank you so much Nicky. I was so blessed to have had you in my life. I love you.”

 » Kurtis on April 14, 2012

“R.I.P Mr. Petrella. You made a difference to many of us at Princeton Jr High as our shop teacher. Thank you. May your family find comfort during this time.”

 » Jody McCulloh on April 14, 2012

“Our thoughts and prayers our with your family he was a great man and inspiration to us all! Rest in Peace. ”

 » Richard Herrera & Family on April 14, 2012

“Words are not enough to express old sadness to hear the loss of Nicky. We never will find another place like the Boulervard and your loving family. ”

 » Peter and Marie Economus on April 14, 2012

“Seeing Nick at the Boulevard, you saw his love for the family business & for Youngstown. You will be missed & remembered by all who knew you.”

 » Debbie Saulino Conway on April 14, 2012

“Dear Francie, Julian, Jordan and Adrienne..."tears are words spoken from the heart". I am so sorry for your loss. God bless in peace.”

 » carole samuels on April 14, 2012

“So sorry. Am 47 been going to Blvd. for 40 years.”

 » Andy Santor on April 15, 2012

“Thanks Nicky-When i was down you knew how to make me feel good about myself-you did that for every one God Bless you ”

 » Frankie P. Naples, Fl. on April 16, 2012

“God Bless Nickie...RIP...Youngstown will miss you...”

 » Ronald Caruso on April 16, 2012

“You, Ralph and I on Friday nights at the Boulevard...good times with good friends, thanks Nick, my sincere condolences to family members, gary kubic”

 » Gary Kubic on April 17, 2012

“God Bless you Nick, Rest in Peace Sir.”

 » Lauren Perrotta  on July 25, 2012

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