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Craig P. Nash

Craig Peter Nash, 58, of New Rochelle, NY, died peacefully on Sunday, August 9, 2015 with the comfort of his wife and best friend, Mary, at his side. Craig was born on November 8, 1956 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Robert E. Nash and the late Madeline Perrotta. He met his future life partner and better half, Mary Claire Philips, at a friend’s birthday party in the fall of 1978. They were married on October 6, 1984 in the Chapel of the College of Mount Saint Vincent. Mary and Craig completed and complimented one another for over 35 years, never losing or forgetting the magic of the attraction and chemistry they shared. Craig’s impact on the world will endure for generations through the most important positions he held in life: devoted father and family man. He is survived by his wife Mary and their four children: Thomas (28), Andrew (27), Eileen (24) and Christopher (22). He is also survived by his sister Karen Quinn, Kinnelon, NJ; his brother Kevin Nash, Staten Island, NY; and 15 terrifically lucky nieces and nephews. One of the keys to Craig’s success in business, as in life, was his understanding of the power of a well-timed joke. A salesman extraordinaire, Craig added much value both personally and professionally in all of his endeavors. If there was ever a need to lighten things up at the office, colleagues and clients alike could count on Craig Nash. He was incredibly silly to the core. Frequently catching friends, acquaintances, or even complete strangers completely off guard, he was full of hilarious and alternative views of just about everything. He was often comically understated. He found humor, irony, absurdity and fun in routine, daily events. Craig was simply a joy to share a laugh with because it came so naturally. That particular uniqueness will be sorely missed. His constant thoughtfulness was the other pillar of his personality. The sweetness of his big heart was beyond compare – not even his sweet tooth came close. Craig was the ultimate host; his door was always open (literally), and he made sure every person who entered his home felt welcome and comfortable. For him to be happy, all he needed was to know that everyone else was happy. That and, of course, a Diet Pepsi or two. Craig departed this world a very contented man, having achieved the pinnacle of what all men seek in life – building a family that will make a difference in the world. He can rest knowing his family most certainly will. The celebration of Craig’s life will continue with wake services to be held from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm on both Thursday and Friday and a funeral mass at Holy Name of Jesus on Saturday at 11am.

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