Nickolas J Mainieri
Date: Friday, Feb.10th
Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO
Date: Saturday, Feb. 11th
St. Theodore Catholic Church, Flint Hill MO
Memorial Contributions make payable to K of C St. Theodore Catholic church in care of Pitman Funeral Home. P.O. Box 248 Wentzville Missouri 63385
Mainieri, Nickolas J. died on February 2, 2017, fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church. Son of the late Frank & Angelina (Adamo) Mainieri. Beloved husband of 66 years to Dorothy (Raggio) Mainieri. Dear father of Michael (Chriss), Tim (Marci), Jim (Paula) Mainieri, Diane (Dave) Meyer. Grandfather of James, Michael, Timothy, Nick, Adam, Angelina, Michelle, Emily and the late Steven Pettyjohn. Great grandfather of Alan, Mackenzie, Brandon, Mason, Landon, Kain, Myla, Journey, Evelyn and Adalyn. Brother of late Frank Mainieri and the late Frances Kelly and the late S/MSGT Robert (Moose) Mainieri. Nick served 4 years with the U.S. Air Force with 18 months in the Korean War. He assisted in the creation of the first Radar Network in the Far East. He was a life member of the Korean War Veterans Association, a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 6 (CID 186) St. Charles, a life time member of the Painters Local #46 and worked as a contract employee at the St. Louis Art Museum for 32 years where he received awards from the American Institute of Architects and the Painters Foundation for the restoration of the wooden period rooms now located in the lower floor of the St. Louis Art Museum. Nick excelled at everything in his trade, a true perfectionist and considered an Artisan by the staff of the St. Louis Art Museum and members of the Painters District Council. He traveled to the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Chicago Museum of Art and the New Orleans Art Museum to further his knowledge of the presentation of art. Mr. Mainieri was a 3rd Degree Knight of the Columbus at the St. Theodore’s Catholic Church in Flint Hill, MO #9023 Council and a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus at St. Patrick’s Church in Wentzville, Missouri #2620 Assembly, and was a past Faithful Navigator of the Knights of Columbus.