Nicola "Nick" Micozzi Jr., 70, died peacefully on Nov. 2, 2019. Nick was the loving son of the late Nicola and Grace (Correnti) Micozzi and grew up in Billerica. He was a graduate of Billerica Memorial High School, Class of 1967 and a graduate of Bridgewater State College, where he made lifelong friends as a brother of the Phi Pi Delta fraternity.
While studying in Bridgewater, Nick met his future wife, Susan, and they married on Aug. 14, 1971. Nick and Sue settled in Bridgewater where they raised their two sons, John and Jason. Nick earned his Master’s Degree in Geology and Curriculum from Boston College in 1974. As a science teacher and wrestling coach at Brockton High School from 1971-1980, Nick devoted himself to the classroom experience of his students for many years, eventually coming to the conclusion that he could have a greater impact on the education of many more students in a more administrative position. He followed this path when he accepted his dream job with the Plymouth Public Schools as their Science Coordinator, where he and his colleagues took on the challenge of designing and implementing a spiral curriculum for the K-12 students, with the inclusion of more practical and hands-on experiments meant to bring the science directly to the students. Outside the classroom, his fondest memories involved family field trips to the Museum of Science, spending time around the waterfront of Plymouth, especially annual whale watching excursions, rooting on his beloved Boston teams (and complaining about the cramped seats at Fenway), contemplating the farthest reaches of the universe and its infinite possibilities, and traveling with his somewhat more adventurous wife, making memories that they could enjoy together when traveling became less of an option.
Nick was the loving and devoted husband of Susan E. (Johnson) Micozzi of Easthampton and loving and proud father of John N. Micozzi and his wife Anja (who have settled in Dresden, Germany) and Jason E. Micozzi and his wife Leah (who have settled in San Diego). Loving “Papa” and “Opa Nick” to Sofia, Alexander, and Emil. Brother of Andrew M. Micozzi and his wife Judith of Dracut and also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
All are cordially invited to the Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 98 Bedford St. Bridgewater on Saturday Nov. 9th for a visitation period from 11 to 1pm.
A Funeral Service celebrating Nick’s life will begin at 1pm. In accordance with Nick's wishes, his ashes will be scattered in a private ceremony at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Nick's name may be sent to the Museum of Science in Boston, an institution that shared his vision of bringing science alive and instilling excitement for exploration and discovery in the youth of the community.