The Block Island Times

Nicholas A. “Captain Nick” DePetrillo, 75

Dec 06, 2013

Nicholas A. “Captain Nick” DePetrillo, 75, of Block Island, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Frank and Fatima (Ciuccio) DePetrillo. Nicholas was the founder and former owner of Captain Nick’s on Block Island. Mr. DePetrillo was also a former owner of the Block Island Inn, a member of the R.I. National Guard, and the State Democratic Committee. He was also elected to the Block Island Town Council and was a historic building restorer.

He is survived by his 10 siblings: Frank, Thomas and his wife Carol Keefe, Lawrence and wife Nancy, David and his wife Jean, Anthony and wife Danette, Paul and his wife Lu Ann, Eleanor Chadronet and husband Tom “TC,” Carol Goulet and her husband Steve, Linda Mowry, and Judith Stracaluzi and her husband Donald. Captain Nick was the treasured uncle of many adoring nieces and nephews and was loved by numerous loyal friends.

His funeral will be held from the Nardolillo Funeral Home & Crematory, 1278 Park Avenue, Cranston on Saturday at 8:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Oaklawn Avenue, Cranston. Burial will take place in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Please visit for online condolences. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Meeting Street School, 1000 Eddy Street, Providence, R.I.

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