Carmine & Laura Nigro

Carmine was a loving, happy, supportive and a one-of-a-kind husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and friend that gave the tightest, warmest hugs. You could always find Carmine’s big smile at Crecco’s where he loved to spend most of his time hanging with Jeff and the crew. He had the ability to make people laugh in any situation. Carmine loved to cook, play solitaire, and have fun with the guitar. Carmine was a US Army Veteran of the Berlin War. He retired from Orange & Rockland as an electrician after 38 years of service. Carmine was an active member of Sons of Italy Lodge 2176, Blauvelt, NY where he enjoyed playing cards with his buddies.
Laura was a compassionate, thoughtful, selfless and devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, cousin, grandmother, and friend that valued her family more than anything. She enjoyed going out to dinner, playing with her grandchildren, laughing and lending a listening ear. She was the rock of the family, the person you could always rely on. Laura was always up for anything, her young-hearted spirit and energy was contagious. Laura was a beloved office manager at Dr. Fisher Dentistry for Children and Children’s Dentistry of Palisades for 35 years. Often referred to as the “Office Mom” she was adored and loved by so many of her colleagues.
Carmine Frank Nigro, 76, and Laura Louise Nigro (nee Crecco), 70, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020 and Saturday, December 12, 2020, respectively. They are the beloved parents of Jeff Nigro and Jillian, Tiffany Pereda and Henry, and Brian Roccabruna of West Nyack, NY. Proud grandparents of Sienna and Luca. Carmine is survived by his siblings, Orazio Nigro , Phil Keefe, Anna Bryant and Patricia Wojtyszyn. He is also survived by Robert Nigro, Brian Nigro and Valerie Bruno and their families. Laura was the dear sister of Gregory Crecco and the late Donna Pugliese.
Together Carmine and Laura leave behind quite a legacy, a beautiful family and so many people who loved them dearly. Their zest for life, senses of humor, and ability to light up any room were contagious to all who knew and loved them. They loved to travel, host parties at their home and create special memories with their family. Carmine and Laura were simply LOVED by all. Their nurturing presence is irreplaceable. Words cannot describe how much they will be missed. The world lost two beautiful souls.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 2-5 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050). They would also like to thank everyone for their condolences, outpouring love and support during this time.


  1. Carmine and Laura were my 2nd parents. They treated me like a son. Everybody should be so lucky. I’m going to miss them both very dearly. Two beautiful people that were as close to blood as you can get. I’ll forever cherish the 25 years worth of memories that fill my heart. I’ll always love you. May you both forever Rest In Peace.

  2. I wish I took the opportunity for my children to meet you. I know we will meet again someday. Love you both.

  3. Good boss at Orange and Rockland
    Will be missed as a friend
    Prayers and thoughts are with family

  4. Ellen Guarracino

    I’ve known Laura and Carmine for over 30 years! We used to have dinner every Friday or Saturday at Crecco’s. They were wonderful friends and parents/grandparents. My heart is broken! My deepest sympathy and condolences go out to Jeff, Tiffany, Bryan and their families! The world lost to amazing individuals!! May they Rest In Peace!!

  5. I’m heartbroken for family, friends, and coworkers of this beautiful family. The quality of their character shines through in the lives and personalities of their children. The world was blessed to have them here and even more so by the legacy they have left behind. Many prayers and much love and my deepest condolences to you all. Susie

  6. Myself and my friend, Diane Fay Berbenich (who is not on the internet) want to extend our condolences to the family of our classmate(s) Laura Crecco Nigro and Carmine Nigro. We are saddened by their passing and their having contracted this horrible Covid-19 Disease! Our thoughts and prayers with their family today and always.
    —–Steve Levine, Barbara Davis Levine and our friend, Diane Fay Berbenich.

  7. So sorry to hear of the loss of Carmine & Laura.
    I worked with Carmine, many years back @ O& R. Always fun to be around . Just recently reconnected as friends on social media. May they rest in peace & God Bless all their family & friends. Gone too soon

  8. Our thoughts are with Jeff and his family. Words can not describe how sorry we are. Heart breaking…we’re here for you. Kathy and Emilio

  9. Barbara & Chris Maher

    Heartbreaking – our continued prayers, thoughts and hearts are with you Jeff and Jillian, Tiffany and Brian and families. Barbara and Christ Maher

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