Nicholas A. Farese Jr., age 72, of Monroe, entered into eternal rest at his residence on Saturday, August 5, 2017. Born in Bridgeport on March 13, 1945, he was a son of the late Nicholas and Hilda McDowell Farese. Nick had worked as a sales associate for Ritz Camera shop in Fairfield and was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns. Survivors include a son, Nicholas A. Farese III and his wife Jennifer of Raleigh, NC, his daughter, Kelly Clement and her husband Andrew of Bridgeport, his devoted partner of 33 years, Diane Skudlarek and her daughter Kristie Skudlarek both of Monroe, a sister, Mary Lou Elias of Trumbull, a brother, John A. Farese, three grandchildren, Everett , Makena and Harper Farese, and a nephew, Daniel Elias.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, August 10, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. directly in St. Jude Church, 707 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe. Interment will follow in St. Michael Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may greet the family on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull. In lieu of flowers, those desiring can make memorial contributions to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 3 Landmark Square, Suite 330, Stamford, CT 06901.