Ned J. Di Domenico, 75,
PALM COAST, FLORIDA -- Ned Julius Di Domenico, 75, of Palm Coast, Florida, passed away at the Stuart Meyer Hospice House in Palm Coast on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. He was born in Cansano, Italy in 1939, the son of Nicola and Lucia (Di Gregorio) Di Domenico. He leaves behind his wife of 48 years, Rosanna (Paparazzo) Di Domenico and his children: Timothy Di Domenico and his wife Adrienne (Chapoulie) of Katonah, New York; Jennifer Di Domenico of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Tessa Forte and her husband Alejandro of New City, New York. A devoted grandfather, Mr. Di Domenico leaves behind six grandchildren: Madeleina Di Domenico of Katonah; Devin, Oriana and Gia Sohmer of Charlotte; and Alessandra and Matteo Forte of New City. He also leaves behind a twin brother, Frank Di Domenico and his wife Mary, of Milford, Massachusetts, a sister-in-law, Ferminda Di Domenico of Milford, as well as many nieces and nephews. Mr. Di Domenico was predeceased by his brother, Angelo Di Domenico. Mr. Di Domenico immigrated to the United States in 1951 and was raised in Milford. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering in 1962. While enrolled in the United States Army from 1963 to 1966, he served at the Landstuhl Army Medical Center in West Germany. He also served in the Army Reserves from 1974 to 1995, beginning as a Unit Clerk and finishing as an Operations Sergeant. Mr. Di Domenico was employed as a Nuclear Engineer at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard from 1967 until he retired in 2004. He received Outstanding Performance Awards within the Shipyard's Reactor Engineering Division and Nuclear Quality Control Division.
In 1972, Mr. Di Domenico and his family settled in Hampton Falls, where he remained until relocating to Palm Coast in 2013. He enjoyed coaching Youth Little League baseball and basketball teams, serving as President of the Tri-Town Bowling League, and volunteering with the Hampton Falls Recreation Commission. An avid Red Sox fan, he also enjoyed running road races and playing chess. Calling hours will be held on Friday, September 4, 2015, from 5 - 8pm at the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water Street, Milford, Massachusetts. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 5, 2015, at 9am in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 7 East Main Street, Milford. A private burial will follow at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Milford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Di Domenico's memory to the Alzheimer's Association.