Domenico had two loves. First and foremost was his family, mother, father, brothers, sister and their children. Second were animals especially horses and goats. Domenico was the caretaker of his parents until they passed away. His brothers were business partners and supporters. Though he never had children his nieces and nephews filled that gap. He teased them and spoiled them as his own. He was born in Italy then when he was 14 moved to Canada to be with family. There he learned the painting trade of which he wasn’t fond. But fortunately a brother moved to Gloucester County and they bought a horse farm. He was the horse whisperer before there was a horse whisperer. He drove an older model red Dodge pick up but always talked of that sports car he was going to get someday.
He is survived by a brother, Antonino, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Bruno and Maddalena , brothers, Consolato, Giuseppe, and sister Filomena Ardea.
Come celebrate 73 years Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Church, Swedesboro with calling from 9:30 am and Funeral Mass at 10:30 am. Entombment Hillcrest Mausoleum, Washington Twp. Arrangements Daley Life Celebration Studio.
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