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Nicholas R. Maffei
  • American Cancer Society
    30 Speen St.
    Framingham, MA 01701

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“Nick Maffei was a great teammate and mentor, and we all were fortunate to have worked with him for 22 years at the State Auditor's office. Our...Read More »
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“Sorry to read about Nick's passing. Many happy memories growing up on Orient Ave. with Nicky. He was a talented and dedicated musician from an early...Read More »
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“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
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Nicholas R. Maffei, of Melrose, formerly of East Boston, died at the Life Care Center in Stoneham on June 3, 2018 at the age of 62. Nick was born in Winthrop, raised in East Boston and a graduate of Boston Technical High School. He went on receive his B.A. from Berklee College of Music and his master's degree from Suffolk University in business. Nick worked as a State Auditor for the Commonwealth of Mass. for many years. He loved big band, jazz music, reading and astronomy. Nick was a music instructor & put on concerts for the Reading public schools. Spending time with family was the most important part of his life. Nick was the loving son of Irene (Campatelli) & the late Nicholas Maffei of East Boston. Devoted brother of Dolores Porziella & her husband Giuliano of Melrose. Caring uncle of Julian Porziella, Gregory Porziella & his wife Lindsay, both of Malden and Vanessa Surette & her husband Christopher of Saugus. Great uncle of Giuliana Surette & Antonio Surette, both of Saugus. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Wednesday, June 6th from 5-8PM. Procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Thursday, June 7th at 8:00AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph's/St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley St., East Boston at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.