SALEM - Mr. Todd Richard Nardella, 37 of Salem, died unexpectedly Friday, January 29th, 2021 following a courageous battle with drug addiction.
Born in Salem, he was the son of Richard E and Lynne M. (Amendolare) Nardella. He was raised in Salem and attended Horace Mann School in Salem, St. John the Evangelist Grammar School in Beverly and St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers, where he was a member of the graduating class of 2001. He continued his education at Northeastern University and Salem State College. He was a member of the Salem State College, Varsity Lacrosse team.
Mr. Nardella was currently a General Foreman with the Boston Fence Company of Beverly. For many years Todd had been employed at Bella Verona Restaurant in Salem as a server and manager. He always remembered a customer’s favorite dish and was well known professionally for his outgoing personality, hardworking nature and commitment to his craft.
Athletic from a young age, Todd loved sports. He was an avid skier, enjoyed basketball, soccer, lacrosse, and football. He was eagerly awaiting Tom Brady’s seventh Super Bowl ring. He enjoyed golf and got a Hole in one the first time playing at the Lakeview Golf Course in Wenham. He enjoyed swimming, Bagel World, the beach, and was an excellent cook. He was happiest when surrounded by his family, always cracking a joke. He was a “Funcle” the fun uncle to his niece and nephew.
Todd had a brilliant mind. He was well read and enjoyed debating politics and current affair issues. He was truly a people person and his sharp wit and loving nature endeared him to many. Deep down Todd possessed a sensitive and caring soul and felt things deeply. This was the true Todd. One who loved his family and friends and would do anything to help them. He will be deeply missed and forever remembered.
Todd is survived by his parents, Richard and Lynne (Amendolare) Nardella of Salem, his sister, Kim McCarthy and her husband, Steve of Salem, his niece and nephew, Emerson and Leo McCarthy and many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours at O’Donnell Cremations – Funerals – Celebrations, 84 Washington Sq., (at Salem Common) Salem, Ma, 01970, Friday, February 5th from 5 to 7 P.M. All other services are private. In lieu of flowers the Nardella family is asking for donations to Learn to Cope Inc., 4 Court St., Ste 110, Taunton, MA 02780, in the hopes that other families will find support in dealing with the disease of addiction. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com
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Learn to Cope Inc.,
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