Nicholas L. Cardone died on June 4, 2022, in Brunswick, Maine.
(The following was provided by the Brackett Funeral Home on June 4, 2022)
BRUNSWICK-Nicholas Louis Cardone, 32, of Brunswick and Orrs Island, Maine, passed away unexpectedly on June 4, 2022, at Mid Coast Hospital from acute aortic dissection (his heart just stopped beating). His father and his fiancée were by his side. Nicholas and his fiancée, Brooke Smith of Harpswell/Orrs Island, have been together for eight years and were to be married on June 18th. Nicholas was born and raised in Brunswick, Maine, and was a graduate of BHS. Nick’s love for all things culinary had him working summers in quite a few area restaurants, meeting Brooke when they were both working at Cook’s Lobster House. He began working for Bowdoin College Dining Services where he worked for eleven years, eventually becoming Catering Supervisor. Nick left his job at the college within the past year to begin working for his father-in-law-to-be at his building company. Along with his love for the culinary arts, Nick was very patriotic, enjoyed shooting skeet (he was an excellent marksman), mowing the lawn, and playing with their dogs, Luna and Ruger. When he was younger, after he started outgrowing his Power Rangers phase he played t-ball, lacrosse, and was a Boy Scout at some point. At 14 Nick was part of the initial group of youth advocating for a Teen Center in Brunswick and once it was a go-ahead, he and his friends painted, organized, and helped set up the original location on Noble Street (along with his two brothers). He was a kind and caring young man, determined and adventurous and he will be terribly missed by so many. Over the years Nick had become an integral part of the Smith family, and along with his fiancée, Brooke Smith, he is survived by Eric and Laurie Smith of Harpswell and Brooke’s siblings, Mason and Megan Smith. Nicholas is survived by his parents, father Kenneth Cardone and his fiancée, Jennifer Tanguay, of Brunswick, mother Jordan Cardone and her husband, Fraser Ruwet, of Brunswick, siblings; Conan McNamara and wife, Heather, of Brunswick Devan Bailey and husband, Herb, of Topsham, Kyle Cardone and wife, Salina, of Topsham and nephews and nieces Liam, Anna, Sterling, Shane, and Lexi of Topsham. Nicholas is also survived by his loving family members in Rhode Island, his uncle Ronnie and wife, Margaret Cardone, Aunt Lori and husband, Steven Defusco, aunt Lois Cardone, cousins Ronnie Jr., Kevin, Steven, Joey, and Gina.