Nicholas A. Della Penna, 66, of Batavia, died Tuesday (February 14, 2012) at United Memorial Medical Center.
He was born in Batavia on December 20, 1945, a son of the late Salvatore and Angelina Scafetta Della Penna.
Mr. Della Penna was the former proprietor of Nick's Pizzeria in Attica and Batavia. He was a dedicated fan of the NY Yankees and the San Francisco 49rs. He enjoyed boxing, cooking, hunting, fishing bicycling and watching old classic movies.
Surviving is his wife of over 47 years, Sandra L. Fryer Della Penna whom he married on January 16, 1965. His children, Lisa (Dennis) Say, Nicholas (DAUN) Della Penna, Salvatore (Candice) Della Penna all of Batavia and Michael (Michelle) Barclay of Oakfield. Five grand daughters: Nicole and Amanda Della Penna, Angelina Say, Kaylene and Jessica Barclay. His mother in law, Florence Fryer of Batavia. He is the brother in law of: Anthony (late Geraldine) Kasmarek, Jimmy Fryer, Robert (Elizabeth) Fryer, Margaret (late Irvin) Fryer, David (Sue) Fryer and the late Gloria and Marvin Dilcher. He is the brother of the late, Rosalie Collar and Salvatore Della Penna.
Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Friends of the family are cordially invited to share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family on Friday from 4 - 8 PM at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia where prayers will be Saturday at 12:15 pm followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Ascension Parish (St. Anthony's Church) at 1 pm. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.
Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC., 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. Ronald P. Konieczny II, director & proprietor (585-343-6158).