Nicholas J. Gargiulo

nicholas gargiulo

Nicholas Gargiulo, Age 79 of Head of the Harbor, St. James, NY passed due to complication of pancreatic cancer. Co-Founder of Citnalta Construction Corporation.
Beloved husband of Jane.
Loving father of Michael (Stacey) Gargiulo, Karen (Rogelio) Martinez and Elizabeth (Craig) Robillard.
Adored grandfather of Kathryn, Nicholas, John, Charlotte, Miranda, Madelyn, Allyson and Marcel.
Dear brother of Ann Tenoglia.
Cherished uncle of Christopher, Michael, Tony and Carrie Tenoglia.


Visitation: April 17, 2021 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Visitation: April 18, 2021 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Visitation: April 18, 2021 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Mass: April 19, 2021 10:30 am

Sts. Philip & James R.C. Church
1 Clinton Ave.
Saint James, NY 11780

Interment: April 19, 2021 11:45 am

St. James Episcopal Cemetery
Route 25 A

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Nicholas J. Gargiulo 's name.

Lustgarten Foundation

415 Crossways Park Dr. Suite D
Woodbury, NY

Memories Timeline


  1. candleIt’s with deep sadness we express our condolences to your entire family. May Nicholus rest peacefully amongst the angels and in the upcoming days you all find peace of your own.
    Love, The Waxman Family

  2. candleNick will never be forgotten, he lives on in fond memories. His joyful personality and laughter were always a treat. Such a wonderful man and his loving wife, Jane, are responsible for this magnificent family. Our love and Prayers are with you

  3. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Gargiulo family. We are so heartbroken to learn of Nicks passing. We were blessed to have him as our wonderful neighbor for a short period of time. He was always happy and welcoming with a fun personality and heart of gold. We adored him so much. Sending love to Jane and the family. Nick was truly a great guy and he will be missed dearly.

  4. My heartfelt condolences to the Gargiulo family. I am so sad to hear of Nick’s passing, I’m also grieving. He was a great man, he’s gone but will never be forgotten. Rest well Nick!

    • Uncle Nick will always be loved and remembered – memories of him are truly a blessing. Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Sending much love and prayers for strength to get through this most difficult time. We love you all.

  5. We all send our love and deepest condolences to the whole Gargiulo family. We fondly remember laughing with Nick and trying to keep up with his wit! What a wonderful person and we know he will continue to shape the hearts and minds of all he influenced and loved.

  6. candleI am so sorry to hear this. Nick was a great man, generous beyond words, a great father, loved by all who met him. He is in our thoughts.

  7. Barbara & Danny
    Nick we will miss you 💔 Nick will always be in our hearts. You fought a good battle with strength and determination. RIP

  8. Ben & Esther. We loved you like a brother. We will be remembered forever. Until we meet again 💔

  9. Ben & Esther. We loved you like a brother. You will be remembered forever. Until we meet again 💔

  10. Nick would always share his smile with you. He was a kind and caring man. And, within our hearts the ones we love are really never gone. They are with you always. My sincere condolences to the Gargiulo family.

  11. Nick for me and I will speak for my parents, was a special light, for us over 50 years of getting to know him, spending very special family times together, whether it be just a family dinner in Freeport on a Tuesday night, or a huge family gathering at Christmas, these were always special times. Nick always made us feel more than who we were, his house was our house. Our families grew together and we watched a business bloom and grow, ups and downs and more. Everyone should be as blessed as we in having a guy like Nick in our lives. I love ya Nick, you will always be in my ♥️. Chris

  12. Nick
    Only you know how much I will miss you. You were my rock and will be in my thoughts forever.
    Rest in peace my dear friend knowing you left behind a forever lasting legacy of love and strength.
    With love your friend, brother and partner, Larry

  13. candleSending our deepest condolences. I wish we had words of wisdom but please know our hearts are with you. Katherine southard and Sofia Heimbold.

  14. Nick, It’s difficult to put into words what the heart feels. John and I have so many memories of our families sharing so many happy times together. We have seen our children grow into adults and loving parents. We share three loving and amazing grandchildren. You gave Kathryn her first pony ride when she was a baby, Johnny that first ice cream cone and Nicholas his first car. The memories are many as are our tears. Rest In Peace dear Nick and when we see our grandchildren we will see you, knowing that you were loved and never forgotten .

  15. As we journey through life, we are sometimes fortunate to come across some extra-special people, greater than life figures- Nick was the best of the best. He was a shining example of what it means to care , to love , to welcome and to enjoy everyone. To know him is to love him. Henry and I will miss you, dear friend and our memories of you will be in our hearts forever. Our love and prayers to Jane, Michael, Karen, Beth and their families. May you rest in peace in the arms of Jesus. Till we meet again!

  16. candleTo Jane,
    You have your beautiful family to help you through these rough times.
    Nick was a wonderful person.
    Love Emilie and Frank

  17. Dear Nick,

    Why did you have to leave us so soon? What are we suppose to do now? There were more presidential elections we could have bet on. I’m sorry you always lost. Who is going to tell me I don’t know what I’m talking about? Did you leave that job to Doug?
    Who will tease me and bust my chops?
    You built a financial empire with Larry and a family empire with Jane.
    You were an extraordinary man with extraordinary accomplishments.
    You were a humble role model in every possible way.
    But, no one Nick, could ever take your place. No one, not ever!
    Thank you for wearing the bow tie you hated for the SSPJ gala.
    Thank you for driving me to Sloan and for letting my family park at one of your construction sites. Thanks for taking Angie to dinner.
    There’s a million things to say thank you for. The cherished ones are the fun & funny ones. Those memories will be cherished forever.
    You fought a great fight Nick but God needed you in Heaven. We had to let you go.
    Jane said when you got to heaven you probably told God “These gates are in lousy condition! Where’s the tool box? “
    There are no words left other than…
    Through the Years you never let us down. 🎹
    Thanks for 🎤the memories!
    Rest In Peace Nick in God’s magnificent home that HE built for YOU!
    Love you dearly and forever.

  18. Heartfelt sorrow I will never forget my nephew, Nick. May he Rest In Peace. Thoughts and prayers to Jane and the rest of his fabulous family. You all gave him the utmost care. God Bless You. Love, Uncle Pete

  19. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Mike and the entire Gargiulo family on the passing of Nick the patriarch of the Gargiulo family. I am always amazed by his skilled workmanship and ideas, may his soul RIP. Stay strong and love always.

  20. candleNick,
    This is hard…your leaving us has left a gaping hole in our hearts and in our family. I am so sad this past year confined us all away from you in your last days.. in our family there were a few men know who lived life ‘their way’… or lets say on their terms….
    And they were very dear to my heart and at their core good people… however they managed…. But Nick? Nick I think most would agree did the same. Nick…he lived life his way… he certainly did…and he also managed. He managed to be kind, he managed to be successful, humble, generous and welcoming to again, and I think all would agree… to everyone. To his family, friends, the painter, the friend of a friend and even the person who broke into his house last winter and used it as a club house…his home was always open, to everyone, whenever, where ever and however.
    I only know a part of Nick, the family part. And though I wasn’t able to see him over the last few months, I hope, I pray, he knows how I appreciate all he and Jane have done for me and especially my parents – growing up in our teens… Liz and I were in and out of their home pretty much every day. I could name 2 marriages and 4 pretty great young adults that would not exist if it weren’t for Jane & Nick… so what I want to really say is… Thank you, for the fun, the laughter, all you’ve done for me personally , my family and my parents… I am eternally grateful. I will miss you. Rest peacefully

  21. candleMr. Gargiulo,
    Forever to me. You ,truly have been a father to me. Thank you for all the memories you and your family have shared. Thank you for including me. Rest in peace. I will miss you more than you’ll ever know.

  22. Our heartfelt condolences to the Gargiulo family. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

  23. candleOur deepest condolences to your family. Karen, your Father was a wonderful person with an incredible personality. It was always a joy to see him around all his grandkids and family. That was always his greatest treasure. He will be missed by everyone who knew him and our hearts go out to you, your mother, and the family.

  24. I am truly sorry for your loss. I would like to offer you and your family my deepest and most sincere condolences. May the soul of your father rest in peace.

  25. Dearest Michael & The entire Gargiulo Family, Please accept our Heartfelt sympathies and deepest Condolences on the passing of your beloved Father Nick-Take comfort & know that the Good Lord has embraced him into his Kingdom where there is no sadness and pain, and where he will continue to bask in his eternal light- Rest in Peace Nick
    Much love to all during this difficult time

  26. Nick will always be one our favorite people. He was such a bright, warm, gregarious man with a killer sense of humor and a distinct kindness about him. We will miss his sunny presence. Thinking of you all in this time of mourning, and hoping you are as well as you can be.

    Peter, Mary Elizabeth, Matthew, Nicholas, and Meredith

  27. Nick
    You were a larger than life person with a unique sense of humor and a courages spirit, and a generous heart.You were an inspiration to everyone. You will be missed and remembered with love.
    Cathy and Lee

  28. candleDear Nick,

    Words cannot express how much we
    love and respect you! You welcomed
    Stacey into your home and family and in doing so joined our two families together. What a blessing for all
    us! Your faith, humor, generosity, and love of family and friends are just some of the gifts that you passed to
    your children and grandchildren. While the loss is tremendous the blessings
    are many.

    With love and great respect,

    Stephanie, Jon, Christian and Connor

  29. Nicky will always be remembered as a successful businessman, a loving husband and dedicated grandfather. He enjoyed life and always knew how to have a good time. Those who knew him loved him, he will be surely missed by all. Thank you for always welcoming my family to all your occasions, we will cherish the great memories you’ve left behind. Love Sharon and Richie.

  30. Michael,
    Our deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your whole family. Your father was a tremendous person with a huge heart. One of the most generous and respected person I’ve ever known. I am truly sorry for your loss.

    James and Susan Parker
    James and Susan Parker

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