John A. Nelli “Sparkie” “Jack”


Penfield NY: August 22, 2016 at age 88. John was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Predeceased by his parents, Sisto and Marianina Nelli, brothers Frank, Joseph and James Nelli and grandson, Scott Puglisi. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary(Wilson) Nelli, and their children, Bruce(Suni), Brian (Luchie), Margaret (Bernie) Puglisi, and Karen Zinger, grandchildren, Alicia, Teresa, Gregory, Anthony and Brianna and great grandson, Enzo, many nieces and nephews. John was a Veteran of the US Navy and Coast Guard.

The family would like to thank the thoughtful and committed staff at Penfield Place for their exceptional care.

No prior calling hours. Private interment at White Haven Memorial Park.

11 Condolences

  1. Peter and Mickey Nelli on August 26, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Aunt Mary, Bruce, Brian, Margaret, Karen and families; We are deeply sorry for the loss of Uncle Sparkie. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

    Peter and Mickey Nelli

  2. Steve Pelrine on August 26, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Prayers and thoughts going out to all of the Nelli’s. So sorry to hear of your loss, may God mend and lift all of your spirits. Steve Pelrine

  3. Kit nelli on August 26, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    I am grateful fo having Sparkie as a relative and loyal friend.My sympathy to you his family, he loved you dearly..
    Aunt kit

  4. Carrie Randolph on August 27, 2016 at 10:01 am

    My prayers are sent to the whole family at this time. He is with God now and can be at peace. Love to all, Carrie

  5. Susan Clopper on August 27, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Mary, Bruce, Brian, Margaret, Karen, and family,

    I’m very sorry to hear of John’s passing, and I know all of you meant so much to him. Am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Love, Susan

  6. Paul&Marylou (Nelli) Schmidtmann& Johnny on August 27, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Aunt Mary, Bruce, Brian, Margaret & Karen We were deeply sorry to learn about the loss of your beloved father. Uncle Sparky was a great guy. My dad used to write letters to him all the time. He was so funny at the family reunions. Our deepest condolences to you all. God bless. Paul & Marylou (Nelli) Schmidtmann & Johnny

  7. Anonymous on August 28, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Also survived by brothers Floyd, Alfred, Mario and Peter.

  8. Bruce Connelly on August 29, 2016 at 5:39 am

    My heart felt condolences go out to my good old friends Bruce and Brian along with the rest of the Nelli family.
    Very sad to hear of the loss of your Dad.

    Bruce Connelly

  9. Margaret Puglisi on August 29, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Uncle Al, Mario, Pete and Floyd. I apologize for omitting you as dads surviving brothers in his obituary. Margaret

  10. Tony DeBottis on August 29, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Sorry to hear of Jacks passing. I worked with Jack on NYS thruway. and at his station in Syracuse.I had service station in DeWitt, God Bless u all


  11. Scotty Keegan on August 29, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Sorry to hear about jack.

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