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John Nacarato

August 25, 1988 — November 9, 2021

Nashville, TN

John Charles Nacarato, age 33 of Nashville, passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 due to complications related to cancer.  Johnny was a loving and proud father, dedicated and loyal son, kind and true brother, uncle, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend. He loved his two children, Jackson and Riley, fiercely - they were his world and being their father was his greatest joy.

Johnny really was one of a kind. His smile made you feel so happy and his heart made you feel so loved. He could always make you laugh, often by his antics or just something ridiculous he said. His wit and his charm were endearing and all who loved him knew him to be a goofy, funny guy with a heart of gold.

Johnny was confident and positive, reassuring and courageous. He was persistent and not one to take no for an answer. Adversity pushed him to work harder and his fight with cancer over the past year showed so many what a hero he was.

Johnny was a grill master and excellent cook who loved cooking for his family and friends. He was generous and always quick to lend a helping hand and do what he could to make things easier for others. Johnny was authentic and always told it like it was leaving little to nothing off limits.

Johnny is survived by his children, Jackson and Riley; parents, Joe and Beth; siblings, Joey (Stephanie), Tina (Dave), and Michelle (Justin); nephews and nieces, Luke, J.R., Charlotte, George, and Madison; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be Monday, November 15, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church.  Interment will follow in Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Henry School Tuition Assistance Fund, 6401 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205; Please add Johnny’s name in the “Notes.”

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Service Schedule

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Monday, November 15, 2021

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Harpeth Hills Funeral Home & Cremation Center

9090 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221

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Funeral Mass

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Henry Church (Nashville)

6401 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205

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