Nicholas Annis, 99, formerly of Calcium

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Watertown, NY - Nicholas Annis, 99, formerly of Calcium, and Endicott, NY, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013 at Samaritan Keep Home where he had been a resident for the past two years.

He was born May 12, 1914, in Barnesboro, PA, to Anna and Cosmo Annis. He grew up there and moved to Paterson, NJ, as a young man. He was a proud veteran of World War II serving in the Army in North Africa and Europe.

Upon his return he settled in Endicott, NY with his late wife. He worked for Endicott Johnson and gradually built up his own contracting business. He was respected for his expertise and integrity.

He really never retired, and worked well into his 90s. At the age of 91, he relocated to Calcium, NY to live with his daughter and son in law. He enjoyed his days there doing yard work, shoveling snow, bird watching, reading, gardening, and picking wild mushrooms.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Carol Annis, Toano, Virginia; a daughter and son in-law, Karen and James Powell of Calcium, NY; a granddaughter and her husband, Nicole and William Keeney, Richmond, VA; a grandson and his wife, Michael and Natasha Annis, Fairfax, VA; a grandson, Stefan Nicholas Powell; his great-grandchildren Cameron and Nathan Annis and Erin Rose Keeney.

Additionally, he is survived by his sisters and brothers Rose, Lulu, Grace, Tessie, Blanche, Olivia, Martin (Addie), Joseph (Elenor), Raymond (Faye), many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Rose Grassi Annis; his sisters Mary, Jean, Maggie and his brothers James and Frank.

Calling hours at Pucedo Funeral Home, 1905 Watson Blvd., Endicott, NY, will be on Tuesday, July 23rd from 5-7pm. A Funeral mass will be at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Wednesday, July 23rd at 10 am.

Memorial donations may be made to Samaritan Keep Nursing Home, "Eighth Floor Resident Fund", 133 Pratt St., Watertown, NY 13601 or to St. Anthony's Church, 906 Jenkins St., Endicott, NY 13760.

A special thank you to the kind and caring staff at the Samaritan Keep Nursing Home, for their hard work, dedication, and support.

Local arrangements are with the Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage. To leave a condolence, go to www.bezanillafh.com.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
, Watertown, NY
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