— Nicola (“Nicholas”) J. Dottino, age 91, died in his home in Ravena
on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.
He is survived by
his beloved wife of 63 years, Faye (Irwin) Dottino, whom he married
on July 4, 1954; two sons, John (Sandra) Dottino and Ken (Cherie)
Dottino; four grandchildren, Christopher, Alaina, Nicholas, and
Connor; two brothers-in-law, Ken Irwin and his companion Betty
Goodrich and Gerald (Patricia) Irwin; and many nieces, nephews,
grandnieces, and grandnephews. Nicholas was predeceased by his
parents, Nicola and Josephine (Pomelitto) Dottino; his three
brothers, Christopher, Salvatore, and Achillo Dottino; and his three
sisters, Jane Montesano, Frances Dottino, and Josephine Myers.
Born and raised
in Ravena, he was a lifelong resident of Ravena and communicant of
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
Nicholas is a
U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he served in Okinawa at age
18. When the war ended, he was assigned to the Military Police until
he was honorably discharged on Dec. 6, 1946. When he returned home,
he was employed by New York Central Railroad, which became the Penn
Central Railroad, and finally, Conrail, where he worked for 46 years
before retiring on June 1, 1989.
member of the Ravena Fish and Game Club, he enjoyed camping,
hunting, and fishing; watching the New York Yankees; and traveling
across the Northeast with his family. Nick enjoyed life and one of
his greatest joys was spending time with his family, particularly
his four grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his family and
friends, but his legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of
everyone he interacted with.
will be held 9 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at St. Patrick’s
Church, Ravena. Burial will follow in Grove Cemetery, Coeymans.
Friends and family are invited and may also call at the Babcock
Funeral Home, 19 Pulver Ave., Ravena, from 4–7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions
St. Patrick’s Church, 21 Main St., Ravena, NY 12143. The
family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Community Hospice
Care for their support in his final days.