Nigel Judson Maccado was born to Charles and Helen Maccado in Bombay, India on April 1, 1949. As the eldest of five, Nigel is survived by his four siblings: Jennifer, Ronald, Mayrose, and Juliet.
After graduating from St. Aloysius High School in Mangalore, Nigel married the love of his life, Leena Ressalam. They would go on to have two children, Shireen and Steve, who were the greatest joy of their lives.
Throughout his early adulthood, Nigel was a passionate musician. In his hometown of Mangalore, he formed a band known as The Vultures - whose popularity was unmatched by any band in the area. He would go on to perform regularly at the Quality Hotel which was at the epicenter of the Bangalore entertainment scene in the 60’s.
Known for his love of music and his impressive guitar and vocal skills, Nigel Maccado was always the life of the party and took much pride and joy in giving live musical performances for many family weddings, funerals and other special occasions.
After moving his young family to the United States, Nigel quickly found his footing in the painting and contracting business and was able to establish himself as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the community at that time.
Nigel was instrumental in helping many families make the journey to the United States. He supported not only his immediate family, but also many extended family members and friends who needed support in times of hardship whether it was to provide a hot meal or a place to stay. Nigel’s philosophy was this: what’s mine is yours. He would give the shirt off his back for anyone who needed it and his generous nature was one of his greatest virtues.
Nigel passed away peacefully on June 14, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Leena Maccado; children Shireen Ambush (Mark) and Steve Maccado (Shannon); grandchildren Kaitlyn, Austin, Karleigh, Callie, and Khloe; along with his siblings Jenny, Ronnie, Juliet, Mayrose, and Rosette and their families. He also leaves behind a host of friends and relatives whom he loved dearly.
His loved ones look forward to the day where they can finally be reunited with their loving father, husband, brother, grandfather, and dear friend. As the word of God says “Surely, I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come Lord Jesus.”
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