Nicholas Mario Dapretto, 86, of Stockbridge died Saturday April 8, 2017 at Fairview Commons in Great Barrington. Nicholas was born on July 6, 1930 in New York City son of Enrico and Mary (Paolini) Dapretto. He was educated in New York schools. Nicholas proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Nicholas worked in A&P Stores in N.J. before the war and after as a produce manager. Nicholas also worked as an advertising and merchandise manager for Macrose Lumber in Long Island. He lived in South Egremont from 1970-1986 then back to Long Island for two years then to Lenox for ten years and lived in Stockbridge since 2000. He was a past member of the James A. Modolo Post # 8348, American Legion and a 3rd degree in the Knights of Columbus in Long Island. Nicholas enjoyed baseball, fishing, bowling, drumming and was an avid softball and Red Sox fan. Nicholas is survived by his wife Carmela (Miglino) Dapretto whom he married on April 16, 1955 in St. Cyril Church on Long Island, seven daughters, Catherine Collins and husband Christopher of Old Chatham NY, Virginia Dapretto Stines and husband Russell of San Bruno CA, Christine Bleau and husband Ronald of Becket, Norma Gulotta and husband Edward of Sheffield, Nina Weiler and husband David of Becket, Theresa Kern and husband James of Sheffield and Nicole Snyder and husband Joseph of Sequim WA, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Nicholas Dapretto will be held on Monday April 17 with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of the Valley Church in Sheffield with Reverend Bruce Teague Pastor officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Saint Peter’s Cemetery in Great Barrington. Family will receive friends on Monday April 17 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME 33 South Street Great Barrington MA 01230. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.