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Dominic A. Buonocore Obituary


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“Dom was the only brother that we 6 girls had,and he was our pride and joy. However we were most proud of him when he grew up into such a gentle...Read More »
1 of 44 | Posted by: Rose Gallagher - Jamestown, NC

“Dear Family,I was Dom's neighbor when I lived in Bfd.He was a wonderful person who will be missed by everyone The world is a better place because of...Read More »
2 of 44 | Posted by: bruce andes - madison, CT

“Ron: I am so sorry about your father's passing. I was out of town and came across it on the Iovanne site. Your Dad was an amazing man who...Read More »
3 of 44 | Posted by: Kathi Kroll - branford, CT

“Ron: I am so sorry about your father's passing. I was out of town and came across it on the Iovanne site. Your Dad was an amazing man who...Read More »
4 of 44 | Posted by: Kathi Kroll - branford, CT

“Ron: I am so sorry about your father's passing. I was out of town and came across it on the Iovanne site. Your Dad was an amazing man who...Read More »
5 of 44 | Posted by: Kathi Kroll - branford, CT

“Dom and family. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Louise Ulrich ”
6 of 44 | Posted by: Louise Ulrich - Eagan, MN

“Buonocore family, It was a great pleasure to know your dad. although it was only a short time, it was easy to see he was a caring,family orientated...Read More »
7 of 44 | Posted by: peggy criscio - east haven, CT

“Dom, I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in prayer. Connie ”
8 of 44 | Posted by: Connie Horton - Moore, SC

“Dom, I send my heartfelt condolences to you and your entire family for the loss of your Dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
9 of 44 | Posted by: Glenn Smith - Hartford, CT

“I had the privilege of working with Dom for eight and half years in the Select Committee on Aging. His knowledge,patience, humor and caring served to...Read More »
10 of 44 | Posted by: Gloria McKenna - Ormond Beach, FL

“To Ron and the entire Buonocore family. Please accept my sincere condolences. Peace be with you. ”
11 of 44 | Posted by: Mark Kelly - Windham, NH

“From the Gerke family to the Buonocore family, we send our deepest sympathies and condolences during this difficult time. May God grant you strength...Read More »
12 of 44 | Posted by: Grant Gerke - Newberg, OR

“I am sorry to learn of Dom's passing. He came into the CT House of Representatives just as I was leaving office, but I got to work with him during...Read More »
13 of 44 | Posted by: Craig P. Taylor - Canton, CT

“Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of a great man. I had the pleasure of serving with Dom in the state legislature and actually sat...Read More »
14 of 44 | Posted by: Bill Hamzy - Terryville, CT

“I am very sorry for your loss. He was a good man and will be deeply missed. ”
15 of 44 | Posted by: Kathleen Rodd (Pherson) - CT

“Very sorry to hear about your Dad. I have lots of good memories of softball and your Dad was a great supporter and gave great advice. ”
16 of 44 | Posted by: Scott Palmer - Branford, CT

“Thoughts and prayers are with the family of Dominic Buonocore. Dom was an old friend going back to the Fair Haven Elms, and a constant attendant at...Read More »
17 of 44 | Posted by: Anthony Malafronte - North Haven, CT

“Dom, Please accept my deepest condolances. It was inspiring to read about your Dad and I remember meeting him in CT. My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
18 of 44 | Posted by: Shankar Sridhar - Chennai

“Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you and your family the strength to overcome this pain....Read More »
19 of 44 | Posted by: Sanjoy Kr Basak - Delhi

“Dom, We are extremely sorry to hear the sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family... ”
20 of 44 | Posted by: Shammi Kabur - Chennai

“I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I know he meant a lot to you. Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss....Read More »
21 of 44 | Posted by: Himanshu Vaidya - Gurgaon

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Thankful we were able to meet Dom and share some wonderful Thanksgivings with him. Love...Read More »
22 of 44 | Posted by: Jack and Sue Hooper - MI

“My sympathies to the family. Lossing a parent is hard thing, my Mother died of beast cancer 15 years ago. I still think of her almost every day......Read More »
23 of 44 | Posted by: Avis Braschayko - Minneapolis, MN

“Dom, all your team mates here in Cypress are very sorry to hear about the passing of your Father. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. ”
24 of 44 | Posted by: Divina Way - Cypress, CA

“Dom, Very saddened to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Indra. ”
25 of 44 | Posted by: Indra - NJ

“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. ”
26 of 44 | Posted by: Kumaresh Babu - Hartford, CT

“Dom & Judy, I'm very sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincerest condolences. I can only imagine how difficult time this must be for you and...Read More »
27 of 44 | Posted by: Gagan - Hartford, CT

“Our most heartfelt condolences to Dave, my good friend, and the Buonocore Family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love: the Cavallaro...Read More »
28 of 44 | Posted by: Chris & Pam Cavallaro - Clinton, CT

“I am very sorry about your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your loved ones. ”
29 of 44 | Posted by: harchint - NJ

“Dom, Very sorry for your loss. I like to believe that when we lose someone close to us they still live through us and give us strength. The time we...Read More »
30 of 44 | Posted by: Aruna - Greenville, SC

“Dom, I'm very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. ”
31 of 44 | Posted by: Wayne Doerksen - Anderson, SC

“Very sorry to hear your loss Dom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give your Dad eternal rest & may his soul rest in...Read More »
32 of 44 | Posted by: Devraj S Karkee - Hartford, CT

“I was deeply saddened to hear your loss.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
33 of 44 | Posted by: Madhu Kashyap - Gurgaon, India

“I am so sorry to hear of you loss Dom and family he was an amazing man from his obituary. I am thinking of you and your family and You are all in my...Read More »
34 of 44 | Posted by: Kim Kimball - esko, MO

“Sending our prayers and deepest condolences back home to your family. Uncle Dominic will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our lives are richer...Read More »
35 of 44 | Posted by: Janet and Greg Phillips - NY

“i am so sorry to hear that your father had passed way. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
36 of 44 | Posted by: Venkat Ramalingam - Chennai

“My most sincere condolences to the entire Buonocore family, immediate and extended. May he rest in peace and watch over you all. ”
37 of 44 | Posted by: Chris Correira - Safety Harbor, FL

“The last time I drove him to Smilow Center in New Haven, September 21, he was in good spirits, physically and mentally able. It was a shock to learn...Read More »
38 of 44 | Posted by: Dana K. Murphy - Branford, CT

“I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Dominic's passing. The world has suffered a great loss with his departure...as have we all. He will be dearly missed....Read More »
39 of 44 | Posted by: Judy Ferraro - Saxtons River, VT

“My Deepest sympathy for your loss, Ron. Your family will be in our prayers. Will and Mary Sykes (TOSH) ”
40 of 44 | Posted by: Mary Toshner Sykes - Milwaukee, WI

“Ron, i am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
41 of 44 | Posted by: Michelle Turner - Newberg, OR

“Our most heartfelt condolences to the Buonocore Family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. ”
42 of 44 | Posted by: John & Noni Cappiello - Branford, CT

“Uncle Dom, I Will Miss You Dearly. You were a Stong Influence On My Childhood and Life. You Filled in with the Sports that Dad Didn't Know a Lot...Read More »
43 of 44 | Posted by: Dale Pherson - Clinton, CT

“Bill & I are glad to have had so many family memories with Uncle Dom. He was a big part in Ashley's growing up years. We are glad he is no longer in...Read More »
44 of 44 | Posted by: Bill & Donna Pherson - Branford, CT


Dominic A. Buonocore, former First Selectman and State Representative of the Town of Branford, died peacefully October 17, 2011 at Connecticut Hospice. He was the husband of Julia DellaCamera Buonocore and the late Nancy Rogers Buonocore. Father of Michael, David, Dominic (Nick) and his wife Judy and Ronald and his wife Catherine Buonocore. Brother of Carol (late Salvatore) Ferraro, Florence (late Harlan) Pherson, Carmel (late Danny) Guarino, Rose (Thomas) Gallagher and the late Lucille Jean Lunney and Mary Ferraiolo. Grandfather of Ronald Jr., Cynthia, Claudia, Theresa, Angela and Jordan. Dominic was born in New Haven May 5, 1930 to the late Amelia Casanova Buonocore. He served his country with honor in the Navy during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged he worked as a Professor at Waterbury State Technical College for 25 years. Dominic served the Town of Branford for more than 50 years. He served nine terms on the Board of Selectman, several as Second and Third Selectman and one as Selectman. He later served one term as State Representative from 1992-1996. He was a member of the RTM, the Branford Festival Committee and was Chairman of the Board of the Branford Recreation Department. In June, the basketball court at Hammer Field was named in his honor and next month he will be inducted into the Branford Sports Hall of Fame. Dominic played sandlot football in New Haven as a young man, coached baseball in Branford, was an active parishioner of St. Elizabeth Church and a member of American Legion Post 83. His funeral will leave the IOVANNE FUNERAL HOME, INC. 11 Wooster Pl. Thursday morning at 9:30 for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Elizabeth Church at 10. Burial with full military honors in East Lawn Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 3-8pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Connecticut Hospice 100 Double Beach Rd. Branford, CT 06405.

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