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Nick Fama

Thursday, November 29, 2007

SIKESTON -- Dominic A. "Nick" Fama, 93, died at 10:40 a.m. Nov. 27, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.

Born Sept. 25, 1914, in Blackley, W.Va., son of the late Biagio and Carmelina Ratifrelle Fama, he served in the 63rd Infantry of the U.S. Army in the Asiatic-

Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was awarded two bronze stars for battles in Luzon and New Guinea. He was also awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Threatre ribbon, American Defense ribbon and the Philippine Liberation ribbon. He was a longtime member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and member of Knights of Columbus Council 3151. He was an accountant and bookkeper for W.W. Fitzgerald and Don Lowe Enterprises.

On May 14, 1942, in St. Louis, he married Mildred Louise "Millie" Williams, who preceded him in death on May 18, 2002.

Survivors include: two sons, Gary Fama and Tim Fama of Memphis, Tenn.; and four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where a prayer service will be at 7 p.m.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Church with Monsignor Richard Rolwing, senior priest in residence, officiating.

Burial will follow in the Calvary Cemetery at Memphis.

Pallbearers will be: Henry Gross, Greg Comer, James Eberhard, Shon Stratman, Chuck McCann, Bob Grojean and James Hann.