Dominic L. DeFelice
1959 - 2020
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DeFelice, Dominic L.
Dominic L. DeFelice, 61, of Hamden passed away peacefully on Friday, October 16, 2020 after a long, courageous battle with heart and kidney failure. He was born on June 3, 1959. Dominic was a hard-working and dedicated member of the Town of Hamden Public Works Department for over 30 years prior to his early retirement due to his illnesses. He enjoyed spending beautiful days outside, cooking, gardening, making others laugh, and especially loved the holidays. He often called himself Iron Man and told us daily that he would 'keep swinging.' He fought with bravery each and every day, never without a smile, despite any pain he felt. Preceded in death by his parents Michael and Mary DeFelice. He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Valerie L. (Juliano) DeFelice. His beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of his survived children: Amber L. DeFelice, Dominique R. DeFelice, William J. DeFelice, Michelle A. DeFelice, Stephen L. DeFelice, Brianna V. DeFelice, and Braden J. DeFelice. Dominic was overjoyed at the birth of his first grandchild, who Amber lovingly named after him, Dominick M. Childers. He is also survived by his two brothers, Michael and David DeFelice; brother-in-law, David Juliano with whom he shared a close, special relationship with and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and great friends. He also loved his dogs and spoke of his excitement to be re-united with his two Dobermans who precede him in death, Raven and Sabre. He will be survived and deeply missed by his other dogs Nicholas, Luna, Onyx, and Loki. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Heart Association in honor of Dominic.

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Published in The New Haven Register on Oct. 22, 2020.
Funeral service
11:00 AM
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
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October 26, 2020
Very sorry to hear about Dominics passing. We had so many good times at Hamden public works. Rest in peace. Dan Figuenick
Dan Figuenick
October 24, 2020
Anthony mello & Family
October 23, 2020
To The DeFelice Family:

So sorry to hear of Dom's passing. I know he was not well for quite some time. We graduated same class and was in the old neighborhood. May he rest peacefully! Thinking of all of you - especially Nikki (daughter)
Donna Frandy
October 23, 2020
Dear Amber and Family
So sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. May the memories that you share help you through this difficult time❤
Diane Fredericks
October 23, 2020
So so sorry for your loss. He was a great friend always respectfull to my family I always thought about u as a friend an like a brother I never had rest in piece my man always remember u in my heart Anthony pallotto
Anthony C Pallotto
October 22, 2020
My condolences to dominics family. he always had a smile on his face and truly was a good man. You will be missed my friend. David DeMott friend
David DeMott
October 22, 2020
Dear David & Family
So sad to hear about Dominic's passing. He was always a pleasure to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Chris Civitelli. FL.
October 22, 2020
I knew Dominic, from the kidney dialysis center, both of us being patients there. We chatted a few times, over the years. He was such a nice and polite man, and was quite courteous to the staff members who work there. One thing I do know, he loved his family. To his family, I am deeply sorrow for your loss. Rest assured, that God's newest Angel, is watching over the entire family. Rest in peace my friend.
Carlo Marinuzzi
October 22, 2020
With Our Deepest Sympathy on your loss of Dominic. I enjoyed many rides with Diesel on our Harleys. He was a great friend and a really good person. Within our hearts memories those we love remain with us always.

Fondly, Ernie & Maureen Leonardo
Ernie Leonardo
October 22, 2020
I am deeply heart broken with dom’s passing .... he was such a great friend and I will miss him dearly..... my deepest condolences to the family.... sending prayers for them ..... RIP brother ❤
Gary Bimonte
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