Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Immigrant Became Entrepreneur.(Final)

Byline: Paul Logan Journal Staff Writer

Nick Pica

Nick A. Pica's family came from Italy to the United States for a better life, and Pica made the most of his opportunity.

He built his Albuquerque business, Nick's Appliance Service, on honesty, fair prices and making house calls anytime -- even on holidays -- to repair major appliances, said his son, Nick R. Pica.

Pica was also known for his caring nature, volunteering to help give moral support to fellow stroke victims.

A resident 43 years, Pica died Saturday of complications from prostate cancer. He was 95.

Nicholas Alphonse Pica was born in Atripalda, a village near Naples. …

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