By Franca Braatz
Nicholas DiMarzio grew up in Newark, New Jersey, right across the street from the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart where he grew up knowing the priests and eventually becoming an altar server.
The oldest of three children, young Nicholas grew up in a modest home with his maternal grandparents, while his paternal grandparents lived close by. All of them were immigrants from southern Italy who never forgot their Italian roots…
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