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Nicholas J. Lioce Jr., 72,

Nicholas J. Lioce Jr., 72, of Hopedale, passed away July 8, 2015 in the hillcrest extended Care in Pittsfield Ma., after a 32 years battle with ALS. He is the husband of Valerie J. (Cox) Lioce for 54 years. He was born in Milford son of Virginia (Tocci) Lioce of Upton and the late Nicholas Lioce Sr., and lived in Hopedale most of his life.
He was educated in the Hopedale schools. He attended the Police Academy in 1974 and became a fulltime patrolman for the Hopedale Police Department in 1975 and retired in 1987.  He was an avid runner, hunter, fisherman and received a black belt in Karate 
In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Nicholas J. Lioce III of Wrentham, retired Senior Master Sergeant, US Air Force, Michael Lioce of England, Crystal Rappl of Viroqua WI, Wendy King of Colrain, one brother Michael Lioce of Milford, one sister Maryann Stock of Mendon, ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 9 A.M. from the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St. Milford MA. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 A.M. at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church on Hopedale St. in Hopedale Ma. The burial will follow in the Hopedale Village Cemetery in Hopedale Ma.
Calling hours will be held Monday from 5 to 8 P.M.

Guest Book

I want extend my deepest sympathy to the Lioce family and all his dear friends. I am so grateful that I was able to visit Nick when he resided at Hillcrest and have a wonderful talk about Jesus Christ. His suffering, forgiveness, and unconditional love. We shared stories about the good old days and each others family. We prayed together holding hands. And I must say this, as I looked upon this man's face that was placed so gently in his pillow suffering from this awful disease and lack of ability to enjoy so many things this life has to offer all of us and that so many of us take for granted, my compassion and mercy for him was so overwhelming, it was as if he was my Father that was lying there, that I was compelled to lean over him and kiss him on his forehead saying "God Bless you Nick" may the peace of Christ be with you all.......
chad smith

Valerie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Nick helped me out with an issue I had when he was a Hopedale police officer. His classmates will miss him. Rest in peace Nick. Franny Phillips Elliott
Frances Elliott

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