A resident of Chatham, Nicolo Maier passed away peacefully with family at his side at the Chatham-Kent Hospice on Thursday, September 8th, 2022.
Born in Capo d'istra, Italy on October 16, 1935 to the late Francesco Maier and Margareta (Mondo).
He was a devoted and loving husband to Olimpia Maier for 65 years. Nicolo and Olimpia, along with baby Marina emigrated to Canada in 1960.
Cherished father to Marina Thomson (John), Nicolo Maier (Carol) and Mike Maier (Stephanie).
He was a proud and adoring Nonno to his 7 grandchildren Erin Thomson, Nicholas Thomson (Brittany), Alyssa Maier (her Mom Kim), Madeline Maier, Alexander Maier, Sean Demers and Nicole Demers. Also Bisnonno to Finn Reeb and Rhonan Beaudry and much loved Zio to several nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his sister Anna (late Andriano) and Narina (late Salvatore of Trieste, Italy).
Predeceased by his brother Bruno (Purina), sister Lucia (late Giovanni) Maria (late Dino) and Mario (Sylvania).
Brother-in-law to Vitorrio Mondo (Marie), Anne Bagnell (late Tom), Maria Mondo (late Guissipi) the late Nick and Leno. Also missed by the rest of his extended family here in Canada and across the shores in Italy.
After arriving in Chatham, Nicolo worked for Corsini Farms for 2 years, later working as a hoisting engineer for Dean Construction. Nicolo worked for Facca Construction for the rest of his career, eventually becoming a foreman who helped build bridges and culverts across Ontario.
He was an avid coin collector, enjoyed gardening and dancing with Olimpia to their favourite Italian music. He loved the outdoors, but most of all, he found happiness in every moment he was able to spend with his family.
Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Sunday, September 11, 2022 from 1:00 - 4:00pm.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Ursula's Church, 205 Tweedsmuir Ave West, Chatham at 11:00am on Monday, September 12, 2022. Interment to follow at St. Anthony Cemetery, Chatham.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation would be kindly appreciated.
Online condolences can be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com
McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, 519-351-2040