Nicholas "Nick" Anthony Protti passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019 at the age of 92. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Dola Diaz Protti. Nicholas was a proud and devoted father to his four children: David Protti (Loretta), Gail Kramer (Richard), Faye Murphy (Brian), and Linda Fontana (Joseph). He was Pawpaw to his grandchildren, whom he adored: Kelly Schott, Lori Barthel, Tracy Fischer, Rebecca Protti, Kurt Kramer, Jill Wall, Kevin Murphy, Jennifer Kiefer, Nicholas Fontana, Adam Fontana, and Dominick Fontana. He also has 15 great-grandchildren who loved their Pawpaw. Nicholas was born on May 17, 1927 in Concession, Louisiana. He grew up in Belle Chasse where he was lovingly nicknamed “Mandy” and later raised his family in Metairie. He was the son of the late Vincent and Sarah (Potier) Protti. He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Nancy Foerster and Rose Mary Territa, and is survived by his brother, Vincent “Bill” Protti (Ramona). Nicholas is also survived by many nieces and nephews. For 35 years, Nick owned his own business and worked as a radio and television technician, servicing the New Orleans area. He was always an avid fisherman and enjoyed fishing trips with friends and family. Nick also enjoyed camping and traveling with Dola and family, and took many trips across the U.S and Canada. He loved tinkering with anything, especially electronics, and was quite the handyman. Nick enjoyed the challenge “anything broken” presented, and there wasn’t much he couldn’t repair. He was also lovingly known as “Mr. Nick” to his many friends, especially at First English Lutheran Church, where he was a very active member, and at local restaurants where he enjoyed breakfast almost daily. He will always be remembered for his dedication to his family and his kind and gentle spirit. Nicholas will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate to have known him and to have been a part of his life. The family remains very grateful to the many professionals for their assistance, genuine care and support during Nick’s last days.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive in Metairie, LA. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM. Interment to follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery.