Nicholas LaGuardia

June 29, 1927 - September 5, 2022
Nicholas  LaGuardia

June 29, 1927 to September 5, 2022 Nicholas M. LaGuardia age 95 passed away peacefully at his home on September 5, 2022.

Born in Brooklyn, NY to Cono and Maria LaGuardia.  He is predeceased by his loving wife of 67 years, Lena (nee Lucent).  Also, predeceased by his son Cono (Bob), daughter Roseann and son Louis.  Survived by his son Thomas (Donna) of Menomonee Falls, WI, daughter in laws Chris of Clearwater, FL, and Judy of Manchester, CT along with his son in law, Ron of Punta Gorda, FL.  Also, survived by 7 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren.

After graduating from East New York Vocational High School he immediately enlisted as a teenager to proudly serve his nation during WW II in the US Army.  As PFC he was stationed in Belgium as a guard within a United States prisoner of war camp.  He was Honorably Discharged in 1946 and proudly became part of what we now recognized as the Greatest Generation.  Upon return he immediately went to work utilizing his Vocational education in tool and die making, machining and carpentry.  After retiring from the NYC Sanitation Department he continued onto a second career in carpentry.  He was a very skilled craftsmen.  No job was to small or too large to tackle.  Never shying away from or putting off work it is a fitting memorial that he passed away on Labor Day!

He became a full time New Port Richey, FL resident in 1997.  Most days he could be found in his shop either building home projects or making lifetime keepsakes for his family and friends.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at Tampa Gardens Senior Living and Life Path Hospice for the unending care and concern provided over the years but particularly over the last month.

In lieu of flowers donations are appreciated to Life Path Hospice at Chapters Health Foundation Donation – Chapters Health Foundation, Inc.

The family is receiving visitors on Tuesday, September 13th between 6 PM and 8 PM.  Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. James Catholic Church, 8400 Monarch Dr., Port Richey, FL at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 14th.  A committal service will take place at 2:00 PM, Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.


Funeral Service

The funeral will take place on September 14, 2022 at 11:00 AM at St. James Catholic Church (8400 Monarch Dr. Port Richey, FL. 34668) followed by burial at Florida National Cemetery cemetery (6502 SE 102nd Ave. Bushnell, FL.)

Visiting Hours

Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home - Directions
5228 Trouble Creek Rd
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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  • September 15, 2022
    RALPH TERAN says:
    Tom and Donna: We are sorry for your loss. We will continue saying prayers for you and your family. May God Bless. R.T. and Cynthia

  • September 13, 2022
    David LaGuardia says:
    Grandpa. You were truly one of a kind. Caring, Funny and Tough. I will forever hold you close to my heart! All my love. -David

  • September 09, 2022
    Billy Artz says:
    My sincere sympathy on the passing of your Dad. May he Rest In Peace.

  • September 08, 2022
    Judy LaGuardia says:
    To my Dearest Family, So many cherished moments through the years. We have shared laughter, tears, most importantly, Love. Dad was a tremendous part of all of us. No matter how far we traveled away from home, or how long we were gone, we were always welcomed home to Mom and Dad. Dad’s dedication , commitment and love to his family was just like the air he breathed, it came naturally. We loved his stories! And he was quite a story teller. There was none other then Nick LaGuardia when it came to story telling. His catchy phrases have been passed down to generations and will continue. Dad, thank you for ( Forever ). Thank you for your support. Thank you for your strength. Thank you for you. Most importantly thank you for loving me! All of my love ( Forever ) Judy.

  • September 08, 2022
    Maria says:
    What a lovely summary of uncle Nick's life. May he rest in perpetual peace in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior. Matty and Maria Sturm.

  • September 08, 2022
    Ronald F Rogers says:
    Dad, You will be deeply missed. Thank you for all the guidance and love over the years. You had a profound impact on my life which I so appreciate. I am so proud to call you Father. Rest easy with all my love. Ron