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Funeral Service

Sts. Nereus and Achilleus Catholic Church
Monday April 4th, 2022

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Sts. Nereus and Achilleus Catholic Church
Sunday April 3rd, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Rosary and Vigil Service

Sts. Nereus and Achilleus Catholic Church
Sunday April 3rd, 2022

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Nicholas Zaharia

Nicholas Zaharia, 91, of Neche, ND and formerly Bathgate, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Wedgewood Manor, Cavalier, ND. He was also under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.  Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, April 4, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Sts. Nereus and Achilleus Catholic Church, Neche, ND.  Visitation will be held Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. rosary and vigil service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Pembina County Faith in Action.

Nick was born January 5, 1931 to William and Dora Zaharia, in rural Pembina, ND.  He grew up in the Pembina area attending country school and later attended the Walsh County Agricultural School in Park River, ND.  He met Rita Carignan picking potatoes in the Walhalla area.  They married October 6, 1952 settling near Bathgate where they lived at the “Old Demars Farm”, the “Home Place” and then ultimately at the Zaharia Farm.  Nick raised livestock and farmed for over 70 years.  He later moved into Neche, where he enjoyed visiting with neighbors and anyone passing by.  Nick especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren, parades and the Pembina County Fair.  He was a member of Sts. Nereus and Achilleus Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Nick served many years on the Pembina School Board and the Pembina Township Board.  He was also a 4-H leader.  Rita passed away February 4, 2021.

Nick is survived by children: Mark (Joanne), Cummings, ND; Bill (Lorrie), Owatonna, MN; Dan (Jessie), St. Mary’s, KS; Jim, Nashville, TN; Tom (DesaRae), Pembina, ND; Ted, Bathgate, ND; Missy (Scott) Reck, Grand Forks, ND and Julie (Chad) Fraser, West Fargo; 26 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.  He is also survived by his sisters Mary Koropatnicki and Ann Davey, brothers and sisters in law. and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Also proceeding him in death were his parents; son Edward; great-grandson Thaddeus and brother Mike.



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Our deepest sympathy to all of the family. We sure enjoyed visiting with your mom and dad. Great people!!!!

Gary and Edna Lindenberger Apr 4 2022 12:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Nicholas Zaharia

Les and Delores Houston Apr 4 2022 9:35 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nicholas Zaharia

Whitney Scholler Apr 2 2022 12:52 PM

Sending sincere sympathies and thoughts to all of Nick's family. We enjoyed visiting with your mom and dad so much. Treasure all of your memories. Gary and Edna

Edna Lindenberger Apr 1 2022 8:29 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Nicholas Zaharia

Cindy Danielson Apr 1 2022 7:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Nicholas Zaharia

Sean & Dawn Fraser Apr 1 2022 8:43 AM

Gone but not forgotten. Will miss Uncle Nick. Thoughts and prayers.

Dave Zaharia Mar 31 2022 12:52 AM

sorry for your loss

Richard Bordeniuk Mar 30 2022 1:39 PM

Love and prayers to you all. I will not be able to attend the funeral mass but will be thinking of you and remembering the family times we had together.

Ann Davey Mar 30 2022 10:47 AM

thoughts and prays to the family.clair and sue longtin

sue longtin Mar 29 2022 4:33 PM

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