Eastchester, N.Y. – On September 5, the Eastchester community was shaken by the sudden passing of Peter Lawrence Nurzia, aged 60. Born to Antonina and Antonio Nurzia, he was the second of their two children and a proud graduate of Fordham University in 1985.
Peter’s journey led him to earn a J.D. at Pace University, where he embarked on a tireless mission to establish The Law Offices of Peter L. Nurzia, P.C., specializing in estate planning and real estate transactions. Although his life was tragically cut short, his influence will leave a lasting legacy. Peter was not only a skilled attorney but also a dedicated community member, contributing his time to coach youth soccer and serve on the Town of Eastchester Zoning Board.
Above all, Peter was a devoted family man. He married his beloved Mary Solano in December 1993, and together, they raised three children – Christian, Lauren, and Bethany – showering them with unconditional love and care. Family was his top priority, and he worked diligently to provide for their happiness.
Known for his humility, kindness, and strong Catholic faith, Peter had a special devotion to St. Joseph. His warm spirit radiated joy, instantly brightening any room with his humor and playful nature. Peter’s infectious laughter, perpetual smiles, and quick wit will forever remain etched in the hearts of those who knew him. At family gatherings, he was the first to raise a toast, always with a touch of dry humor and a twinkle in his eye, inviting everyone to share in the laughter.
Peter cherished Sunday family dinners, ski trips to Lake Placid, and enthusiastically cheering for his children during soccer matches. His love for sports, especially international soccer, was evident, and he had a soft spot for underdog victories. An avid history enthusiast, Peter’s passion for World War II history was palpable. However, his greatest joy came from spending time with loved ones, leaving an indelible mark on all fortunate enough to know him.
In heaven, Peter joins his father, Antonio Nurzia, and father-in-law, Antonio Solano. He is survived by his mother, Antonina Nurzia; his wife, Mary, and their three children; his sister, Rita (Ken) Williams; mother-in-law, Alba Solano; and a close-knit extended family filled with nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, and dear friends.
Peter and his family recently celebrated his 60th birthday with a memorable trip to Yellowstone National Park, a place he affectionately called “God’s Country.” The cherished memories of this journey will forever hold a special place in his family’s hearts. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes memorial contributions to Yellowstone Forever at https://www.yellowstone.org/.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at Westchester Funeral Home on Monday, September 11, from 2 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 12, at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Tuckahoe, N.Y.
For those unable to attend in person, a LIVESTREAM of the Mass can be accessed by clicking on the following link on Tuesday, September 12, at 10:30 a.m.: https://icaparish.org/.