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Nicholas R. Segalla

07/30/1941 - 12/04/2017

Obituary for Nicholas R. Segalla

Nicholas R. Segalla, 76, of Rockford, passed away peacefully on December 4, 2017. Nick was born on July 30, 1941 in Rockford, the son of Nicholas and Antoinette Segalla. He was a 1959 graduate of St. Thomas High School and studied at St. Ambrose College.

Nick worked at Mueller Pinehurst for 25 years. He also owned and operated Nick Segalla’s Bowlers Pro Shop located in Park Lanes. Nick served as Association Manager and Director of the Rockford Bowling Association and was a member of the Rockford Bowling Hall of Fame. Train collecting was one of Nick’s passions. He was a founding member of the State Line S-Gaugers. Most notably, Nick was an avid Green Bay Packer fan. His children recall the only game they were allowed to watch on Sunday were the Green Bay games.

Nick is survived by his sister, Carol Segalla: brother, Mike Curtis: daughter, Toni (Russ) Hagerman: sons, Nick and Joe Segalla; grandchildren, Sammi and Becca Hagerman, Madison and Morgan Segalla, and Savannah, Nicholas and Eizabella Segalla. Nick was predeceased by his parents, and his faithful cat, Tiger.

Funeral Mass will be held Monday, December 11, 2017, 10:00 a.m., at St. Bernadette Catholic Church , 2400 Bell Ave., Rockford, 61103, with Fr. Ricardo Hernandez. Burial at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. A visitation will be held Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 3:45 p.m., Tony Gasparini Funerals, 6825 Weaver Rd. Rockford. A visitation will also be held Monday, before Mass, from 9:00 am to 9:45am in the church. Because Nick was such a huge Green Bay Packer fan, the family has requested you wear your favorite football jersey to the visitation, (preferably a Packer Jersey). Send online condolences at Tonygasparinifunerals.com. Tony Gasparini Funerals is honored to serve the family.

Services

10
Dec

Visitation

01:00 PM
Tony Gasparini Funerals
6825 Weaver Rd.
Rockford, IL 61114
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11
Dec

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM
St. Bernadette Catholic Church
2400 Bell Ave.
Rockford, IL 61103
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Dear Carol, I was so sorry to read of the death of your brother. I remember how you would often speak of him and his family with such love and caring. Knowing he is with the Lord is a blessing for all of you.
- Judy Calvert
Carol, so very sorry to read of Nick's passing. You took such good care of him. I'd be at the funeral, but I'm down flat with acute bronchitis and can't be around anybody. I'm there in my thoughts. Caroline
- Caroline Reed
RIP my good friend,until we meet again!
- Roger Gray
To the Segalla family--I am unable to attend services due to my wife being ill and in nursing home at this time. Nick and I go way back when we met thru our passion of post war electric trains. Him an American Flyer man and me with Lionel. We used to kid to which was the better train maker all the time. He helped me put on the Lionel Collectors Club National Show in Rockford in 1983. He will be missed. God bless him and someday, I will meet him in heaven and we can work on our layout. Jerry Dangelo
- Jerry Dangelo
I'm so sad and sorry to hear about Nick.. My love and prayers to his family.. Nick was a kind and gentle soul who gave me a helping hand when it came to my bowling game.. He will always have a special place in my heart as a good friend with fond memories..
- David Getty
So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He was a great man and will make an awesome angel.
- Maggie Zimmerman

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