Posted On October 21st, 2011 -


Born September 15, 1946, Nicki, a dazzlingly beautiful person inside and out, died peacefully at her Black Point home on October 14th after a brave fight with pancreatic cancer. Nicki was born on Long Island, New York and moved to Hawaii in the early 1970s’. She and her husband Fred became a dynamic team controlling their family of restaurants. Her wonderful hospitality and beautiful face and charm made dining at the Trattoria, Sunset Grill, Don Ho’s Island Grill, Tahitian Lanai, Davy Jones Ribs, Tower Grill, Matteo’s and the Crouching Lion Inn remarkable experiences.

Nicki will be remembered for her gracious spirit and loving affection for her family and friends. She is survived by her loving husband Fred; her step children, Aron Livingston (wife Janny) of San Francisco, Ca; Linda Livingston of Ojai, Ca., Charlene Guanzon, of San Diego, Ca.; step grandchildren, Lyle Guanzon (wife Trish) and Ryan Guanzon of San Diego, Ca.; her sister Maria Gittleman (husband Michael) of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; her brother, Bruno Giordano (wife Marcia) of Boca Raton, Fla. and her hanai sister, Paula of Honolulu.

Services will be held on Monday, October 24, 2011 at Diamond Head mortuary chapel at 12:00 Noon. Aloha AttireBurial service to follow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her honor to the Oahu SPCA, P.O. Box 2332, Ewa Beach, Hawaii 96706 (please make checks payable to Oahu SPCA and note Friends of Nicki Livingston).

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