Nicholas F. D’Errico III, 64, of 113 Scrub Oak Road, North Haven passed away Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the Hospital of St. Raphael. He was the husband of Florence Vanacore D’Errico. Nick was born in New Haven on January 21, 1948; son of the late Nicholas F. D’Errico, Jr. and Jean Russo D’Errico. Nick spent most of his life as a self-employed musician (drummer), along with being a draftsman for a Hamden based engineering firm in his early years. His passions and hobbies crossed a wide and adventurous spectrum. From being an avid corkscrew collector and author of “American Corkscrew Patents 1921-1992” in 1993, and his love for fine wines and cigars, he was also a member of the North Haven Historical Society. In addition, and most dearest to his heart, he was the President of the International Sand Collectors Society (ISCS), a member of the Connecticut Historical Automobile Society (CHAS), and since the age of 16, was a member of the Rolls Royce Owner’s Club, owning three of the cars throughout his life. Father of Nicholas F. D’Errico IV and his fiancé Jennifer Melendez.
Family and friends may call at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Tuesday, May 29th from 5 to 8 pm. Funeral services and interment will be private and at the convenience of the family in All Saints Cemetery.