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Dominic "Dick" Colamussi, entered into rest March 10, 2013 surrounded by his loving and devoted family. Born in New Britain on May 3, 1929, he was the son of the late Vito and Laura (Martino) Colamussi.
He was the beloved husband for 52 years of Sophie (Valenti) Colamussi and father of his loving and devoted daughter, LouAnn Mercadante and her husband Vincent. He was a communicant and usher at St. Paul Church in Kensington for many years. He had been employed for many years as an engineer at Stanley Works. A graduate of N.B.H.S. class of 1947, he played in the band and was very involved in many high school reunions. Dick was very active in the Berlin Lions Club, superintendent of the flowers and won many awards for his outstanding entries and his love of roses. He was a member of the Rose Society and was a meticulous gardener where his flowers were second to none. Dick was very involved in the "Forever Young Club" at Sacred Heart Church, serving as president for many years and running casino trips for the club for many years. He also ran trips for Friendship Tours. He was a member of AARP Chapter 3035, the Knights of Columbus, Monsignor Greylish Council No. 3676 and was a Korean War Veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force. Dick was also a member of the Cabaret Theater enjoying their shows and weekly gatherings of card playing with his friends and he was an avid UCONN fan.
Besides his loving wife and daughter, he leaves a loving sister, Marilyn and her children and many devoted family and friends. He was predeceased by his brother-in-law.
Services were held March 14, 2013 from the Farrell Funeral Home, New Britain, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Paul Church. Burial followed in Maple Cemetery, Berlin.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Rose Society P.O. Box 30,000 Shreveport, LA 71130-0030 or visit www.ARS.org.
To light a candle or send a condolence, please visit www.FarrellFuneralHome.com.
Published in Berlin Citizen on Mar. 21, 2013