WORCESTER – Nijazi Sadiku, 72, of Worcester, died Sunday, January 19, 2020 at UMass Memorial – University Campus surrounded by his loving family.
His wife, Violeta (Bullai) Sadiku, died in 2017. He leaves a son, Albert Sadiku and his wife Gentjana of Worcester; two grandchildren, Julia and Brandon Sadiku of Worcester; a brother, Kadri Sadiku of Albania, three sisters, Nimete Sadiku, Neriban Sadiku, and Meliha Papajani, all of Albania; many nieces and nephews. He was born in Dibra, Albania, son of Zenal and Zare (Teluli) Sadiku and has lived here since 2002.
Nijazi was a police officer for the U.S. Embassy in Albania, he was also a soccer player in Albania.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Hope Cemetery, 119A Webster St, Worcester, with a procession leaving Rice Funeral Home, 300 Park Ave at 10:30 am. Calling hours are Tuesday, January 21 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the funeral home.
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