Antonino “Nino” Palazzolo of Avon, Nov. 7

By on November 12, 2018

Antonino “Nino” Palazzolo, 69, of Avon, NC died Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Born in Sicily on June 27, 1949, he was the son of the late Venera and Salvatore Palazzolo.

The owner and operator of Nino’s Pizza, everyone received a warm welcome from his smiling face when entering the restaurant. His life revolved around his family and the restaurant.

Nino is survived by his wife, Francesca Paola Chirco Palazzolo; three sons, Salvatore Palazzolo (Michelle), Leonardo Palazzolo, and Nino Rocco Palazzolo (Melinda); four grandchildren, Antonino Michael, Mason Nino, Paola, and Nina; two sisters, Nina Mannino and Giuseppina Leone; and one brother, Rocco Palazzolo.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at Our Lady of the Seas Catholic Church, Buxton by Rev. Alfred J. Smuda, OSFS. Private family inurnment will take place at West Lawn Cemetery, Elizabeth City.

Twiford Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at

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Didn’t know the man personally but hey he make one good pizza and food wish I could have met the man


I remember Mr.Nino to be such a sweet caring man. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. Chris Midgett