Nicholas M. Montalbano, 61

Nicholas Montalbano

Nicholas Montalbano

NATICK, MASS. & NAPLES — Nicholas M. Montalbano, 61, of Natick, Mass., and Naples, a devoted family man and electrical contractor, died peacefully on Thursday afternoon, April 9, 2015, at the MetroWest Medical Center in Natick, Mass., surrounded by his loving family. He and his loving wife, Kris L. (Ellis) Montalbano, have enjoyed their Sebago Lake home for many years.

A lifelong Natick resident, he was the son of the late James and Josephine (Angileri) Montalbano. Nick was a 1972 graduate of Natick High School, and started his career working with Mass Electric. He was accepted as an electrician’s apprentice through IBEW Local 103, and obtained his Journeyman and Master Electrician licenses. After more than ten years with Fischbach and Moore in Newton, Nick became a partner in the founding of MGM Electric Company in 1990. He had worked with his partner, Bob McKenna, since that time, fostering the growth of the company to become the successful electrical contracting firm it is today.

Nick and Kris were married in 1975, and made a home for their growing family in Natick. Family and friends were a number one priority for Nick, and people were drawn to his tender heart and ability to always make you laugh. The Montalbanos enjoyed vacationing at their “home away from home” in the Sebago Lake area of Maine. Together they enjoyed boating, bass fishing, jet skiing, riding ATVs and snowmobiling, and just having a great time enjoying each other’s company. A man with a love for speed, Nick enjoyed fast cars and racing dirt bikes in his younger years, and his love for motorsports and speed never died. It was always said that he had two speeds, which were either “stopped” or “wide open.” He also enjoyed attending motorsports events with his family and friends. He was a Ford enthusiast, particularly when it came to Mustangs, and he enjoyed a recent trip to Carlisle, Pa., where an enormous Ford car show took place.

Nick absolutely adored his two grandchildren Nicholas and Emily, and the family cat Charlie, who was his “buddy.” Nick and Kris, enjoyed vacationing with family and friends in Sicily, Alaska, the Caribbean, and many more places around the U.S. Nick also had a fond compassion for animals, and would always keep a box of dog biscuits in his truck for any hungry “friend” that would come along.

He is survived by Kris; their son, James Montalbano and his wife Lisa of Natick, Mass.; daughter Julie M. Almlov and her husband Erik of Bridgton; grandchildren Nicholas Montalbano and Emily Almlov; his sisters, Susanna Clewes and her husband Bill of Naples, and Marie Morgan and her husband Al of East Falmouth, Mass.; nieces Linda Kenyon, Sharon Clewes, Anna Clewes, Debbie Temple, and Lisa Massauro; Kris's parents, Raymond and Glenna (Smith) Ellis of Gouldsboro; her brother, Donald Ellis of Steuben; and a large extended family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Patrick’s Church, 44 East Central Street, Natick, Mass., on Tuesday, April 14, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Dell Park Cemetery.

Visiting hours were held at John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Monday, April 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. Nick’s family will be participating in the Relay for Life of Natick, Framingham, and Sherborn sponsored by the American Cancer Society on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Donations may be made to support “Nick's Team,” and those who wish to join his team may go online using the following the link: For the guest book and directions please visit

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