Dominick F. Zappone MechanicvilleDominick F. Zappone, 91, of Saratoga Ave., died Tuesday evening at St. Mary's Hospital, after a brief illness. A native and lifelong resident of Mechanicville, born July 7, 1921, son of the late Michael and Mary Veraldi Zappone, he was a 1941 graduate of Mechanicville High School. After high school, Dom enlisted during WWII
in the US Army
Air Corps and served in the Azores. A repairman for GE's Silicone Products Div. of Waterford for 31 years, retiring in 1983, he had also worked for the D & H Railroad in Mechanicville for 10 years. An accomplished accordion player and teacher, Dom played for many years with Carmine DeCrescente and Joe Gaetano, and loved playing for family, friends and civic functions. He was a member of the Albany Musicians Union Local 13, Italian Fraternal Society and Peters-Purcell ITAM Post 21, Assumption-St. Paul Church and its Holy Name Society. An avid NY Yankees fan, Dom enjoyed weekly Friday pizza nights for his family and friends. Keeping busy was something that he loved, as his family's Mister Fix-it, Dom could fix just about anything, for family and friends. A proud smile on his face when talking about his family, Dom loved his children, grandchildren and their children. Sadly, Dom was predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Mary Berlingieri Zappone, who died in 1993. Survivors include his daughters, Marilyn (Peter) D'Aloia of Stillwater, Judy A. Noonan of Mechanicville; his son, Michael (Carol) Zappone of Saratoga; eight grandchildren, Peter (Karen) D'Aloia, Tara (Scott) Rinaldi, Stephanie (Robert) Liberty, Jaclyn (Robert) Swanson, Janine Zappone, Majiel (Nathan) Baker, Lindsey (Matthew) Callahan and Michael Zappone; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Cameron, Jared, Karissa, Emily, Sophia, Cecelia, Kolton, Addison, Macallen, Ryan and Camille; a sister, Mary Alonzo of Mechanicville; sisters-in-law, Marie Zappone of Halfmoon and Rose Zappone of Scotia; along with many nieces, nephews and their families. In addition to his wife, Dom was predeceased by his sister, Frances and brother-in-law, John Fusco, brothers, Anthony Tut and James Zappone and brother-in-law, Anthony Tio Alonzo. Funeral Mass on Saturday at noon at All Saints on the Hudson South Church (St. Paul's), 121 No. Main St., Mechanicville. Burial with military honors at St. Paul's Cemetery. Calling hours at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 So. Main St., Mechanicville on Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to
, Community Hospice of Saratoga or the John Ahearn or Stillwater Rescue Squad in loving memory of Dominick F. Zappone. www.devito-salvadore fh.com
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