Nick Luiso passed quietly on July 19, 2022 in Shawnee, KS and is survived by his wife of 48 years, Margaret; his sister Marcella; his three daughters, sons in law, grandsons, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Angela (Lilly).
Nick was born September 7, 1944; Nicholas Andrew Luiso to Philip and Angela Luiso in the Bronx, New York. His parents were both from southeast Italy and for a period of 6-9 months when he was 4 yrs. old, Andy, as he was called by his family, moved with the family to Italy.
Andy graduated from New Rochelle High in 1962. He attended NYU where he was a half back on the football team and earned a Civil Engineering degree in 1967. After attending Officer Candidate School, Lt. Nicholas A Luiso joined the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 (Sea Bees) in 1969 and was stationed primarily in Diego Garcia and as the officer in charge in Adak, Alaska.
After completing his naval service as a Lieutenant, Nick worked as a Civil Engineer in Washington DC, dating Ms. Margaret Sweat. The two were married May 25, 1974 in Phillipsburg, KS and moved to Woodbury, Connecticut. Their union was blessed with three daughters, Amy – born in March of 1977, Amanda – born in September of 1979 and Melissa – born in December of 1985.
The family moved to Claudell, Kansas in 1978. There Nick designed and built homes for area families. In 2009 Nick and Marty moved to Lawrence, then De Soto, then Shawnee in the vicinity of their two grandchildren – Aaron born 2008 and Joshua – born 2012.
A short service was held July 22 at St. Joseph’s Church in Shawnee and a memorial reception will be held August 14th, 2-4pm at the Town Hall 11600 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, Kansas, 66203. To our devoted husband and father, uncle and friend – thank you for your love and support.