Dominick J. Annese, 91, died May 16, 2012, at Consulate Health Care in Vero Beach. He was born in Utica, N.Y., and lived in Fort Pierce for 30 years, coming from Pembroke Pines and Utica. He was an Army veteran, serving in World War II. Before retirement, he was the foreman for Utica Drop Forge for 15 years and the former owner of Excel Cleaners, also in Utica. He was a member of the Monitors Club, Italian-American Club and Sons of Italy, all in Utica. He was a past commander of the American Legion, and was a member of the Machinist and Aero Space Workers Union and VFW Post. He was a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Fort Pierce. Survivors include his nieces, Mary Sue Hoke of Fort Pierce, Marlene Belensky of Lee Center, N.Y., Tonia McCully of Marco Island and Toni Lynn Summers of Philadelphia; nephews, Santo Paniccia of Utica, Carl Annese of Marcy, N.Y., Don Masucci, of The Villages and Michael Masucci of Canastota, N.Y.; stepdaughter, Joann Puleo of Frankfort, N.Y.; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Jane Annese; brother, Anthony Annese; sisters, Angeline Paniccia and Frances Masucci; and nephew, Anthony Massucci. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization, 2255 Glades Road, 342-W, Boca Raton, FL 33431. Services: Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. with the funeral at 4 p.m. May 19 at Aycock Funeral Home in Fort Pierce. Interment will be at 11:30 a.m. May 21 at Hollywood Memorial Gardens in Hollywood. A guestbook is available at www.aycock-hillcrest.com.
Published in the TC Palm on May 18, 2012