Nicola (“Nicholas”) J. Dottino - February 9, 2018

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 RAVENA — Nicola (“Nicholas”) J. Dottino, age 91, died in his home in Ravena on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Faye (Irwin) Dottino, whom he married on July 4, 1954; two sons, John (Sandra) Dottino and Ken (Cherie) Dottino; four grandchildren, Christopher, Alaina, Nicholas, and Connor; two brothers-in-law, Ken Irwin and his companion Betty Goodrich and Gerald (Patricia) Irwin; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Nicholas was predeceased by his parents, Nicola and Josephine (Pomelitto) Dottino; his three brothers, Christopher, Salvatore, and Achillo Dottino; and his three sisters, Jane Montesano, Frances Dottino, and Josephine Myers.

Born and raised in Ravena, he was a lifelong resident of Ravena and communicant of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

Nicholas is a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he served in Okinawa at age 18. When the war ended, he was assigned to the Military Police until he was honorably discharged on Dec. 6, 1946. When he returned home, he was employed by New York Central Railroad, which became the Penn Central Railroad, and finally, Conrail, where he worked for 46 years before retiring on June 1, 1989.

An original member of the Ravena Fish and Game Club, he enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing; watching the New York Yankees; and traveling across the Northeast with his family. Nick enjoyed life and one of his greatest joys was spending time with his family, particularly his four grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, but his legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone he interacted with.

Funeral services will be held 9 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena. Burial will follow in Grove Cemetery, Coeymans. Friends and family are invited and may also call at the Babcock Funeral Home, 19 Pulver Ave., Ravena, from 4–7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Patrick’s Church, 21 Main St., Ravena, NY 12143. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Community Hospice Care for their support in his final days.