Nicholas A. Bochicchio III died on June 28. He was 42. His family provided the following.
Nick was the owner of the Jackson landmark, Creekside Market and Deli, since 2006.
Nick was born in Stamford, Connecticut, the son of Irene M. Cronkright of Eugene, Oregon, and Nicholas A. Bochicchio Jr. of New Canaan, Connecticut.
Nick moved to Jackson for a short few years in junior high school and knew it was where he wanted to establish his roots. After graduating from Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk, Connecticut, Nick worked his way through restaurant kitchens, eventually becoming head chef at Snake River Brewing Co.
He bought Creekside Market and Deli in 2006 and built it into the cornerstone of the community that it is today.
Nick is survived by his beloved wife, Sarah Korsten Bochicchio. The two wed in 2008. Nick’s adoration for Sarah was palpable to everyone around them.
Nick is also survived by his two sons, Nicholas A. Bochicchio IV and Nathaniel E. Bochicchio. Nick relished spending time with them and teaching them his “MacGyver” ways. He loved them immensely, and being their father was the pride of his life.
Nick is also survived by his sisters, Katherine (Richard) Vitucci of Norwalk, Connecticut, Lauren (William) Brown of Sherwood, Oregon, Emily (Kenneth) Marquardt of Eugene, Oregon, Olivia Bochicchio of Beverly, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Bochicchio of New Canaan, Connecticut, and his stepmother Leigh Bochicchio.
A businessman, a teacher, a generous community member, a fisherman, a jack of all trades, Nick had a smile that could brighten your morning and a hug that could carry you through the day. There is a hole in all of our hearts and we will miss him terribly.
The Bochicchio family and the Creekside staff would like to thank everyone for the enormous outpouring of support in this difficult time.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday Sept. 25 from 2 to 5 p.m. at North Park (across from Creekside).