Nicholas Garaffa, Jr. 83, of Pinehurst, passed away at the FirstHealth Hospice House on Monday, November 20.

A memorial service will be held at the Chapel at the FirstHealth Hospice House, 251 Campground Rd. West End, NC on Saturday at 11:00 A.M.

Nicholas was born in Newark, N.J on May 6, 1934 to his late parents Nicholas Sr and Catherine Garaffa. He had worked as an Engineer for Unisys Corp until his retirement. He would later follow his daughter Susan to Moore County, NC where he resided until his death.

Nicholas is survived by ex-wife Edna Colloton their children Paul Garaffa – Wife Becky, John Garaffa, – wife Laura, Ann Hall – husband Wes, Susan Sistowicz – husband Michael, and preceded by death by sons Michael and Carl Garaffa. He is survived by his brother Phillip Garaffa and Sister Phyllis Wallace and preceded by death by his brothers James, Anthony and Frank Garaffa.

Nicholas is survived by ex-wife Shirley Caldwell and her children Landis – Husband Dan Mayasich, Sue, Electa and John Caldwell and preceded by death by Bob Caldwell.

He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Nicholas was active in local politics during the 1970’s and enjoyed cooking and was an excellent pizza maker! He loved spending and doing things for his family.

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Mr. Garaffa’s family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers at Sandhills Sentinel.

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