The Louis L. Nicoletti Sr. Business Scholarship Fund

Est. 2017 as a designated scholarship fund by Elizabeth Nicoletti to provide a scholarship to students of Ansonia High School.

Few things were more important to Louis Nicoletti Sr. than family, the Valley community, and the value of second-to-none customer service. A lifelong Ansonia resident, Louis began working at his father's store when he was in his mid-teens. He
and his brother, William Jr., took over the family business, General Muffler & Auto Supply in Ansonia, nearly half a century ago, which their father originally started in 1945. Over time, Louis quickly built a reputation for his selfless attitude and
willingness to get his hands dirty.

"We received so much support from countless people after Louis passed in March of 2017," said wife, Elizabeth Nicoletti. "His long-time customers shared fond memories. His employees and so many people in the community told wonderful stories about Louis. Everyone loved him."

The Nicoletti family began talking about what they could do to honor Louis' memory and keep his legacy alive. He had such an impact on so many people in the Valley.

Louis was involved in a range of business ventures during his lifetime, which included United Avionics, Nicoletti's Brass Button, and Import Auto Center. To honor his passion for business, Elizabeth wanted a fund that acknowledged Louis' entrepreneurial spirit. She also wanted to help graduating students with the high cost of education. The family decided to
put their plan into action and created a scholarship fund in Louis' name for Ansonia High School students who will pursue business and entrepreneurial studies in college.

"This was a great way to pass on Louis' high regard for education and the Valley," Elizabeth said. "We hope this Fund can create an impact for students from Ansonia as they venture off to pursue what Louis was so passionate about his whole life."

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The Louis L. Nicoletti, Sr. Business Scholarship Fund