Let the memory of Robert be with us forever.
  • 61 years old
  • Born on November 26, 1956 .
  • Passed away on October 14, 2018 .
Early Sunday morning on October 14th, Robert Thomas Nicolazzo age 61 passed away peacefully in his Franklinton NC home surrounded by his loving wife and two daughters.
He was born in Cambridge, MA on November 26th 1956 to the late Michael P. Nicolazzo and Carolyn (Brown) Nicolazzo of Hudson, MA. 
Robert will be dearly missed by his wife of 30 years, Colette S. Kneeland of Franklinton, NC and his two daughters, Holly Nicolazzo of Raleigh, NC and Marylou Nicolazzo of Asheville, NC and his grandson, August Umaña of Raleigh, NC. 
He is survived by his siblings, Michael Nicolazzo of Philadelphia, PA, Jean Nicolazzo of Providence, RI, Richard Nicolazzo of Hudson, MA, Joanne Nicolazzo of Hyde Park, MA, Janet Nicolazzo of Lancaster, MA, and Julie Nicolazzo of Hudson, MA, and predeceased by sister Joyce Nicolazzo of Hudson, MA. He is also survived by several cousins and many adoring nieces and nephews. 
Robert worked as a Software Engineer at Compaq Computer Corp (formerly Digital Equipment Corp) in MA for over 20 years. After relocating to North Carolina in 2001, he worked as a Radiographic Technologist at Duke University Hospital.
His love of nature was a huge part of his life, as he enjoyed fishing, gardening, canoeing, kayaking and windsurfing any chance he got. He was an avid reader of history, science and nature books, which he loved to discuss and share with his family and friends. Those who knew Robert well will never forget his quick wit, kind heart and deep respect for the natural world. 
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Massachusetts followed by a private burial. 

Posted by Therese Manseau on 20th October 2018
Colette Mark the girls and I were so sad to hear of Roberts death. Our thoughts are with you and your beautiful family. Teri
Posted by Susan Norton on 19th October 2018
My cousin Robert will forever remain in my heart as one of the first of the "three sons", who had the compassion of his mother and the humor of his father~his smile always reminded me of our grandfather~Rest in peace Robert!
Posted by GLENDA STEPHENSON on 19th October 2018
Collette, Marylou, and Holly, I'm so sorry for your loss. May God wrap His loving arms around you at this time. May you find comfort with the wonderful memories. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Michael Turner on 19th October 2018
Colette I was very sadden to hear of the loss of your husband, Robert. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks ahead. And may GOD give you the strength to overcome your loss and remember the wonderful years you had together. Mike Turner
Posted by Joanne Nicolazzo on 18th October 2018
My funny, smart, kind, handsome brother I will miss you forever. Our hearts are broken but in time we'll remember you with more joy than sadness. We love you Robert.

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