Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00
First to Nick’s family, please accept our sincerest sympathy for your loss. We as a community lost one of the good guys! Great husband, father, friend and leader.
Glen Cove suffers with Nick’s passing. He was a confidant to many in his lifetime, he solved peoples’ problems and always cared, no matter what the issue.
In a time of trouble he would console and seek a solution, then see it through for his client, and did it always with no motive other than to just help.
He ran a successful business and had a simple business plan: “do the right thing.” He developed a staff that adopted the same belief and was teaching his son that same business ethic, which is so rare today.
I dealt with Nick for several years; we would always discuss problems and ideas. I could refer a client to his office and always know that he would help them. I never had a complaint.
We not only dealt on a professional level but we both shared a love for the city, we both wanted the best. We would discuss various pending projects and throw different concepts around. We could agree to disagree but always come to a solution that worked.
I can only imagine how many people said the word “what” when they heard the news of Nick’s passing. It is a heartfelt loss for many. He was taken from this world early and we will never know why, but one thing we do know is we are all better people for knowing him….
He was one of the good guys! God bless you, bro!
— John Perrone