Nicholas Moscatiello

Obituary of Nicholas Moscatiello

Nicholas Adam Moscatiello

Port Jervis, NY

Nick was born in Port Jervis NY, December 27, 1989. He is survived by his parents Kathy and Kevin, his siblings Kevin, Kristin and Andrew; brother-in-law Michael Purdon, sister-in-law Lora Moscatiello, his nieces Avery, Sydney and Mia, his nephews Michael and Lucas, his Grandparents James Donald Anglin and Arlene Moscatiello as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Nick loved his family and his dog Skip above all things. A caring son, brother, uncle and friend, Nick was the most loving and generous soul, whose smile could light up a room. An intense competitor in everything that he did, he was catcher for the PJHS varsity baseball team and held the prized title of Pickleball Champion his senior year. A lover of music and constant comedian who loved to sing and tell jokes. Someone who would never back down from a good argument, which he usually started.

He suffered an injury nearly 7 years ago when he became paralyzed from the chest down confining him to life in a wheelchair. Still he fought the good fight, as every day is a challenge with this disability. It takes away the freedom that we all take for granted. He attended a spinal cord injury gym for years, attended conferences on paralysis, pursued a degree in Biology, all in hopes of cure one day.

The daily demons that he faced were more than most of us could imagine and in the end those same demons set him free to be with God. While our hearts break for our loss, we know Nick is finally free from the confinement of his chair. We ask in lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation for the cure to end paralysis.

Family and friends are invited to visit the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 on Monday, April 23, 2018 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 24, 2018 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am at St. Mary's R.C. Church, 46 Ball St., Port Jervis, NY with Rev. Matthew Newcomb officiating.

Cremation will be held at MacLennan Hall Crematorium, Milford, PA.

Arrangements are by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home.  For additional information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family please visit www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com.