Americo M. “Nick” Cruz, 89, formerly of Chicopee, MA, died Friday, March 30, 2012.
A memorial gathering will be from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors. Burial will be in the Veteran’s Cemetery in Agawam, MA. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mr. Cruz was born March 19, 1923 in Chicopee, Mass. to Manuel and Mary Cruz. He married Veronica Rusinowski on July 5, 1948. They were married for 63 years. He served in the Navy and received three battle stars during WWII and received the rank of First Class Petty Officer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Veronica; and a son, Michael.
Survivors include his daughter, Arleen Morley and husband Roy of Amarillo; two granddaughters, Amy Eaton and husband Chris, and Jaime Tirado and husband Isai, all of Amarillo; and four great-grandchildren, Addison McCauley of Amarillo, Jeremy Ray of Idalou, Adrian Triado of Amarillo and Khloe Eaton of Amarillo.