Deacon Nicholas M. CaraDonna

CENTERVILLE, Mass. — Deacon Nicholas M. CaraDonna Jr., 76, of Centerville, passed away peacefully Dec. 25, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family. He actively celebrated a traditional Christmas Eve with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sandra M. (Belsito) CaraDonna; three sons, James N. CaraDonna and his wife Cindy of Oxford, John M. CaraDonna of Hyannis and Joseph P. CaraDonna and his wife Valeria of Ashland; two daughters, Linda M. CaraDonna Whitcomb and her husband Charles of Hyannis and Cheryl CaraDonna Braley and her husband Bryan of Centerville; seven grandchildren, Peter and Marissa Markarian, Justin and Jessica Ashe, Rachel, Jenna and Lucas CaraDonna; several cousins, nieces and a nephew. He is predeceased by his sister, Cynthia Donahue.

CaraDonna was born in Worcester, son of the late Nicholas and Geraldine (Evans) CaraDonna Sr., and had lived there most of his life, moving to Centerville on Cape Cod in 2009. CaraDonna graduated from Sacred Heart Academy and later earned an associate’s degree from Worcester Junior College; he then graduated from Assumption College with a bachelor’s degree. He served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps.

Nicholas was vice president of the former Multibank Service Corporation, more recently known as Bank of America, for 20 years and retired in 1994. Before his retirement, Nicholas became a deacon for the Diocese of Worcester; he was ordained by Bishop Timothy Harrington at the Cathedral of St. Paul on April 28, 1990. CaraDonna was assigned to serve the Lord at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Worcester from 1990 to 1998, Our Lady of Loreto Parish in Worcester from 1996 to 1998, and St. Mary’s Parish in North Grafton from 1998 to 2009 when he retired. His most recent assignment was for the Diocese of Fall River at Our Lady of Victory Parish in Centerville serving from 2011 to 2015. He was a member of St. Joan of Arc Parish in Worcester.

A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Joan of Arc Church in Worcester December 30, followed by burial at St. Joan’s Cemetery.

Contributions in his memory may be made to: Our Lady of Victory Church GIFT Program, 230 South Main Street, Centerville, Mass. 02632. 

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