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Louis B. Nigro

July 6, 1923 ~ May 18, 2017 (age 93)

Louis B. Nigro age 93 of Trafford passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in the Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.  Lou was born on July 6, 1923 in Saviato, Italy the son of the late Nicola and Christina (Arlotti) Nigro.  Lou was a veteran of WWII serving with the Army.  He was a Radio Operator with the 3rd Division serving in Naples-Foggia, Sicily, Rome-Arno, Southern France, Rhineland and Central Europe.  He was wounded in action in Southern France on August 4, 1944 and was awarded the Purple Heart, Distinguished Unit Badge and European, African, Middle Eastern Service Medal with 6 Bronze Stars and 1 Bronze Arrowhead.  Lou was trained as a tailor in Italy and immigrated to the US in 1937.  After the war in 1946, he established his business, Nigro’s Cleaners and Tailor Shop. Later the business became Nigro Brothers Cleaners as he became partners with his brother Tony.  Nigro’s Cleaners is still in the family and run by his son Nick.    Lou was active in the Trafford community.  He was a member of the St. Regis Church, a long-time member of the former Trafford Rotary, where he received the Paul Harris Award, Trafford Borough Council and the Trafford American Legion Post 331.  Lou was preceded in death by his twin sisters Mary A. Smith and Mafalda DePaola.  Lou is survived by his loving wife Anna L. (Mikach) Nigro; his children Elaine A. Cooper (David R.) of Pittsburgh, Ronald L. Nigro (Deborah) Trafford and Nicholas J. Nigro (Judy) of Level Green; his two grandchildren Ryan L. Nigro (Julie) and Daniel A. Nigro; his two great-granddaughters Scarlett and Lucille Nigro; his siblings Anthony B. Nigro (Josephine) of Trafford, John A. Nigro (Helen) of Penn Hills and Delina Callahan of Monroeville.  Family and friends will be received on Sunday 2-4 & 6-8 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. (St. Rt. 130) Trafford (412) 372-3111.  Parting prayers will be at 9AM in the funeral home on Monday followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 AM in the St. Regis Church Trafford with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant.  Entombment with military honors will follow in the New St. Joseph Mausoleum, N. Versailles.   www.dobrinickfhinc.com


 Service Information

Visitation
Sunday
May 21, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home, Inc.
702 7th Street
Trafford, PA 15085

Visitation
Sunday
May 21, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home, Inc.
702 7th Street
Trafford, PA 15085

Prayer Service
Monday
May 22, 2017

9:00 AM
John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home, Inc.
702 7th Street
Trafford, PA 15085

Funeral Mass
Monday
May 22, 2017

9:30 AM
St. Regis Church
517 Homewood Ave.
Trafford, PA 15085


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