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Memorial Services for volunteer FF/EMT Nicholas Matregrano

By TED HODGINS, Correspondent | July 18, 2021 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 072021105

Area firefighters, family and friends of Perkiomen Township Fire Company volunteer Firefighter/EMT Nicholas Matregrano gathered on Sunday, July 18th, at a memorial service at Station 66. Nick passed earlier this year in January.

Nick was a resident of the Perkiomen Valley for 47 years. In addition to being a volunteer with station 66, Nick had been past-Chief at Schwenksville Fire Co. Station 73. Engine 73 (now Lower Frederick Two. Fire Co.’s Engine 52-1) was a truck that Nick went out on often on calls in Schwenksville borough. This truck was able to be featured in the service. Amelia, one of Nick’s granddaughters, wore Nick’s helmet and was an active participant in the ceremony.

Thanks to Nick’s family for allowing him to be part of our Station 66 family for many years. Thanks also to all of our many mutual aid partners who helped make the day special to remember Nick and his many years of service to the community.

Nick was a valued volunteer with the Perkiomen Twp. Fire Co. since 2017, and was a past-Chief at Schwenksville Fire Co. 73 and an active member there for 42 years. He was also a member of the National Ski Patrol for 33 years. Nick served on the PA Fire Commission, was a CPR Instructor and also an Emergency Medical Responder. Nick also taught Protective Services at the North Montco Technical Career Center. Nick conducted first aid and CPR training and was also an excellent french-fry maker. Nick will be remembered as a great storyteller. He would really draw you in. He enjoyed his family, teaching our members and traveling. He will be greatly missed. His was a life well lived.

Nick loved his family and friends deeply. He and his wife Marilyn were both wine enthusiasts and loved traveling. He was a loving father and grandfather. His favorite pastimes were building forts, feeding his birds and deer, taking care of his pond, and sneaking cookies to his grandchildren.

Thanks, Nick, for your many years of dedication to the residents of Perkiomen Township and beyond.

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