Nicholas Louis Iaccino of Chatham, New York, died suddenly of respiratory failure at his home on May 13, 2019, with his life partner, Jennifer Meyersen at his side. He was born in Coldspring, New York on June 27, 1957 to the late Margaret E. ‘Margie’ Iaccino and Natale L. ‘Louie’ Iaccino. He grew up in Columbiaville, graduating from Ichabod Crane in 1975. He later trained to be a meat cutter and had worked at Sam’s Market, Price Chopper, and Shop Rite for several years until he retired. Family was very important to Nick. In his early years, he grew up surrounded by his large Italian family. Sundays and holidays were always large gatherings with good food and where after eating, there came time outside with numerous cousins, making mud pies, playing board games or outside playing kick-the-can until after dark. And up to his death, he called his sister and elderly father daily. As an adult, he enjoyed travel, skiing, bike riding and avidly read books. He was very happy and content with his partner, Jennifer. However, since the age of 18, Nick has also struggled with mental illness. He was a gentle and kind person despite his struggles and treatment for 43 years that has included shock therapy, hospital stays, multiple medications and multiple medication adjustments. Regardless, he has always had a smile and a good word for whomever he encountered. In between crises he attended a trade school where he learned meat cutting and was employed for several years locally. He had become an avid biker. He traveled to Germany to ski and to the west coast, where he and his sister once went to a Grateful Dead Show in Santa Barbara, California in the 80’s. He was also a bladder cancer survivor and has suffered many years with lung disease. Despite it being increasingly difficult for him to travel, he nonetheless came for his nephew’s wedding five years ago and to visit his sister and elderly father last year in the fall, all the way from New York to Oregon. He always did the best he could and for that he was a star. Nick leaves his father, Louie Iaccino, of Eugene, Oregon and was preceded in death by his mother Margie, passing on May 12 in 2012, and his sister Natalie, who died at birth. He leaves his life partner, Jennifer Meyersen of Chatham; and her family who had grown to love him; his sister, Laurie Iaccino and her husband, Steve Bouton of Eugene, Oregon; and nephew, Josiah Randall, and his wife, Shawnee, and two great-nieces, Isolde and Marina, all of Trinidad, California; and nephew, Mica Randall and his fiancé, Vivian, both of Long Beach, California. He also leaves multiple aunts, uncles, many cousins and friends. Cremation is planned. A graveside memorial for Nick will be held on June 27, 2019 at 2PM at St. Mary’s cemetery on Route 9 in Stuyvesant Falls for family and friends to honor his life. We ask remembrances to be made to your local community mental health clinic, or to the American Cancer Society.