Nicholas Pennella

January 24, 2022


Nicholas Pennella passed away Monday January 24th 2022 due to complications from cancer and Covid-19.

   Nick is predeceased by his dear mother Josefa and nephew Andrew Pilgrim Witkin. He is survived by his father, Carmine, wife Marcie (Sloan) Pennella, beloved children Jacob and Carly, his sisters Lisa (Jerome) Witkin and Annie (Tom Chichester), cherished family friend Christine Rice of Auburn, many in-law relatives, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Nick will be remembered for his sharp wit, his many artistic talents, an unfailing knowledge of pop culture minutia and incomparable pizza.

   Calling hours to be held on Sunday January 30th from 1 pm until 3 pm at Pettigrass Funeral Home, 196 Genesee St. Auburn, NY 13021. Masks are required to attend the calling hours. A celebration of Nick’s life will be held in the spring at a date to be announced.

   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an education trust established for Nick’s children, Jake and Carly,  c/o Lisa Pennella Witkin 201 Whitestone Drive, Syracuse NY 13215.

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January 30, 2022

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Pettigrass Funeral Home
196 Genesee Street
Auburn, NY 13021

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