Nikki Lynn DeBlasiis

Published Apr 19, 2017 at 4:00pm

Nikki Lynn DeBlasiis, 45, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 resting in the comfort of her own home with her loving family by her side.

She was born on September 29, 1971 in Rome, the second child of Louis J. Amo and Penny L. Amo. Nikki graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1989. She continued her education at SUNY Canton, followed by SUNY Plattsburgh where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. On November 17, 1995, Nikki married her high school sweetheart, Gino DeBlasiis, and together they enjoyed family, friends, and a wonderful life.

Nikki was passionate about her career and truly enjoyed working with children and adults. She found great happiness in encouraging others to become the best version of themselves. If you were loved by Nikki, you knew it; she made sure that you felt it. Her life revolved around attending her children’s sporting and academic events, planting flowers in her garden, bike riding and walking with Gino, and lounging by the pool. She loved to cook delicious dinners for her family and friends; her kitchen was her happy place. Nikki’s family was her entire world and she will continue to watch over them from above.

Nikki is survived by her beloved husband Gino, two wonderful sons, Drew and Gino, and her beautiful daughter, Jenna; her devoted parents, Louis and Penny; three sisters: Lori Amo, Melissa Purrington, and Paula Amo; two brothers and sisters-in-law: Anthony and Brooke Amo, Louis and Cara Amo; nieces: Carla Banks, Rachel Quinton, Jillian DeBlasiis, Nora Amo, Avery Amo, Lucy Amo, and Gracelyn Amo; nephews: Amadeo DeBlasiis Jr., Rocco DeBlasiis, Andrew DeBlasiis, Santino DeBlasiis, Mikah Amo, Trey Amo and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. In addition, Meghan Pomilio, Abigail Beach, and Matthew Zakala held a very special place in her heart.

Nikki was predeceased by her mother-in-law, Sofia DeBlasiis, her father-in-law, Filandro DeBlasiis and a niece, Jessica DeBlasiis.  

The family would like to extend a special thank you to those who have supported us through our toughest times. We appreciate your compassion, and hope that you hold the memories you made with Nikki close.

Please join us in a celebration of Nikki’s life on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 9:30AM at St. John the Baptist Church for a Mass of Christian Burial with Rev. Paul F. Angelicchio officiating. Friends may call at the Nicholas J. Bush Funeral Home, Inc., 7751 Merrick Rd., on Friday from 4-7PM. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be considered to The Roy Austin Memorial Foundation; c/o Mr. & Mrs. Roy Austin Jr. (Roy-n-Patricia) 105 Clark Street Rome, NY, 13440. 

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