Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Obituary Archives

March 3, 2013

Nick Constantino

DALEVILLE, Va. — Nick Constantino, 90, of Daleville, formerly of McDowell, W.Va., died Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Lewis Gale Hospital.

Born October 31, 1922, he was the son of the late Louie and Anna Maria Falcamata Constantino. He was a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church, Roanoke, Va. as a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Council #562 since 1994. He also was a former member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Powhatan, W.Va. where he was a member of The Holy Name Society and a Eucharistic Minister and he was a member of The Italian-American Heritage Club.

He played football for Northfork High School for four years and made the McDowell All County Team for three consecutive years (1941-43). Nick achieved the highest scoring record for two consecutive years and as of today continues to hold this record. He worked at Rolfe Pocahontas Fuel from 1944-51. In 1948 bought and ran a Sandwich Shop. From 1951--84 he worked at Eastern Coal Mines. His many jobs included loading coal, working on tracks and timbers, and mining coal. He retired as an electrician in 1984.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, David Constantino; son-in-law, James Wright; brothers and sisters, Mattie Carmella Cline and husband Johnny, Frank Constantino and wife Nellie, Sam Constantino and wife Louise, Antonia Constantino, Rose Maria Constantino, Maria Antoinette Constantino, Chris Constantino; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Surviving him are his wife of 60 years, Hazel Constantino and their  daughters, Lynette Wright, Rochelle Palazzola and husband Sal, Bernadette D'Alessandro and husband John; two brothers, Tony Constantino and wife Earline, Joe Constantino and wife Sue; one sister, Angel Constantino; four grandchildren, Lucia Constantino, Alyssia Palazzola, Brianna Palazzola and Andrew D'Alessandro; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, send memorial donations to: St. Andrews Catholic Church, 631 N. Jefferson St., Roanoke, VA 24016 or Sacred Heart Catholic Church, HC 76 Box 402, Powhatan, WV 24868.  

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Rader Funeral Home-Daleville. A mass will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2013 at St. Andrews Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. Thomas G. Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bluewell W.Va. The Rev. Paul Manickathan will conduct the graveside service at 2:30 p.m.

Condolences may be sent to

Rader Funeral Home of Daleville is honored to serve the family.  540-992-1212

Text Only
Obituary Archives
  • Hazel Angles Hill Folden Hazel Angles Hill Folden

    Hazel Angles Hill Folden, 88, of Lashmeet died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Princeton Community Hospital.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Norma Janice Dunford Bane

    Norma Janice Dunford Bane, 82, of Bluefield, VA died Saturday April 12, 2014 in a Princeton nursing home.

    April 15, 2014

  • Francis Carol Oxley Ball Francis Carol Oxley Ball

     Francis Carol Oxley Ball, 63, of 150 Butternut Drive, Princeton entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior. She began her new journey on Sunday evening, April 13, 2014, at her home with her family by her side.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lonnie E. Stiltner Jr.

     Lonnie E. Stiltner, Jr. age 64 of the Thompson Valley community of Tazewell County, VA died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, TN.

    April 15, 2014

  • Fred Eugene Harless Fred Eugene Harless

     Fred Eugene Harless, 73, of 901 Stafford Drive, Apartment 715, Princeton, died Friday, April 11, 2014 at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ollie Geneva Brewster Bowman

    Ollie Geneva Brewster Bowman, age 85, of North Tazewell, VA died Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center at Bluefield, WV.

    April 14, 2014

  • Richard Taliaferro Massie

    Richard Taliaferro Massie was born on June 13, 1949, to Robert Walter and Mabel Gunter Massie. He passed away from this life on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the age of 64.

    April 14, 2014

  • John Timothy “Tim” Griffith

    John Timothy “Tim” Griffith, 45, of Virginia Avenue, Bluefield, Va., went home to be with the Lord Saturday, April 12, 2014.

    April 14, 2014

  • John “Scott”  Hamilton John “Scott” Hamilton

    Scott always said he would remain here and do the work of the Lord until the Lord was finished with him — the Lord decided that on April 12, 2014 it was time for him to retire and go home .

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Irene Lee Sweet Church

     Irene Lee Sweet Church, age 82 took her journey home on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Claypool Hill with her daughters by her side.

    April 13, 2014