Eugene Nichols Nero of Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain passed away on May 30, 2023 after long years of struggling with a severe heart condition.  

Born in Seaford, Oct. 6, 1951, he was the son of the late Antonio (Tony) Vincent Nero and Anna Elizabeth Coladonato Nero. He attended St Frances de Sales Catholic School in Salisbury and was a graduate of Laurel High School. After graduation, he graduated from both Kent State University and Salisbury State University receiving bachelor’s degrees in foreign languages, education, and horticulture. 

Eugene spent his professional life as a teacher both in the U.S. and abroad. His passion for genealogy, languages, gardening, and travel was evident his entire life. Over the past 20 years, he lived for short periods in Taiwan, Mexico, Italy, and Spain where he would spend his time walking the beach, cooking, gardening, and talking to locals. At the time of his death, he was fluent in Spanish, Italian, French and could communicate in Thai, German, and Haitian Creole.  

He will be remembered by many family members for spending over 40 years delving into the family’s heritage designing personalized ancestry charts reflecting hundreds of years of genealogy to many cousins and siblings. This was a gift he provided to many during his last visit to Delaware in 2022.  

Eugene is survived by his sister, Annette Nero Stellhorn and her husband Rick of Rehoboth Beach; brother Dr. Anthony V. Nero, Jr. of Rehoboth Beach; brother Dan J. Nero and wife Dona Rose of Medford, NJ; and multiple nieces, nephews, and cousins.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Robert Theodore (Ted) Nero.   

A memorial luncheon in his honor will be held in September with close family members. He will be laid to rest in the family plot at St. Stephens Cemetery, Delmar, Del.