It is with deep sorrow that we, the family, announce the passing of Dominic A. "Buddy" Nardocchio. Buddy passed away on August 12, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital with his family at his side, at the age of 82.
Born in Sydney, he was the eldest child of the late Dominic Sr. and Anne (Viva) Nardocchio. Buddy lived in Sydney his entire life and during his early working years was employed by the Canadian National Railway. The rest of his days were spend in the automobile industry, starting with Cape Breton Chrysler, achieving Professional Member of the Chrysler Salesman Guild for 8 years. Buddy went on to open his own successful General Motors Dealership (Highlands Chev Olds), which spanned over a 30 year period. The dealership was originally located in Baddeck and at a later date was moved to Glace Bay.
Buddy was a family man who loved his wife dearly and took great pride in all of his children's and grandchildren's accomplishments. Buddy is survived by Zelia (Sampson), his loving wife of 61 years, his daughters Marian (Blair) Neal, Marie (Steve) Lewis, Theresa, Andrea, Lisa (Greg) Coleman, Concetta (David) Burns and son Carlo (Shelly). He will be forever treasured by his grandchildren Adam and Robyn Neal, Christopher Lewis and Kellie Chisholm, Stephen and Marilyn MacQueen, Michael MacInnis and Michelle Mugford, Jason and Joseph Nardocchio, "Best Boys" Carlo and Thomas and 10 great grandchildren.
His is also survived by his brothers Sonny and Pat, sisters Eleanora, Delores, Connie, Anne, Elvira and brother in-law Gerard Sampson. As well as his parents, Buddy was predeceased by a son, Joseph, in infancy, a grandson, John David Burns and a sister, Marie.
There will be no visitation for the late Mr. Nardocchio. A funeral mass in celebration of Buddy's life will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday August 15, 2013 at Our Lady of Fatima Church with Father Duaine Devereaux officiating. Donations may be made to the Autism Society of Cape Breton, 28 Hillview Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 2H4. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com.
"God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you, and whispered
"Come to Me".
With tearful eyes we watched you,
we watched you fade away.
Although we loved you dearly,
we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
hard working hands now rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
"He only takes the best."