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Nicholas Scarpelli Obituary

Nicholas P. Scarpelli
Nicholas P. Scarpelli

June 17, 1951 - January 6, 2018
Born in Planfield
Resided in Edison, NJ


Nicholas P. Scarpelli, “Nickie”, 66, of Edison passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.

Nickie was born in Plainfield and was a lifelong Edison resident. He was a part of the Family Business at World of Tile in Springfield. Nickie was an avid coin collector as well as a registered coin dealer. He also loved to garden and collect antiques and collectables. Guitars were his passion and he loved to play in his spare time. Nickie was a true craftsman who loved wood restoration, and was a true perfectionist in everything he did. He was a NY Mets and Rangers Fan.

Nickie is survived by his wife, Virginia “Ginger” Scarpelli (Kroschinski); his mother, Joyce Scarpelli (Chester); his sisters, Dorothy “Chippy” Scarpelli of Edison, Vera Kroschinski of Hazlet, and Gina Coffey and her husband Shane of Metuchen; and his nieces and nephews, Sheryl, Peter, Christopher, Stephanie, Joseph, Michael, Susan, Conor, and Karissa.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 9:15AM from the Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 568 Middlesex Avenue (Rt. 27) Metuchen followed by a 10AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Helena RC Church, Edison. Cremation will be private. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ at




568 Middlesex Ave. (RT 27)
Metuchen, NJ US 08840
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
St. Helena RC Church
950 Grove Ave
Edison, NJ USA 08820
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
10:00 AM


Cancer Institute of NJ
120 Albany St.
New Brunswick, NJ US 08901




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