Dominic James Squatrito passed on 1/20/21. He was born April 9th 1938 to Salvatore and Mary Marcantonio Squatrito. Dominic was predeceased by his two brothers, Salvatore Jr. and Marcantonio Squatrito. Dominic leaves behind his loving wife of 53 years Carla; his sons Sandro, Sergio and his wife, Tracy. He also leaves his five granddaughters, Giuliana, Serafina, Sylvia, Aurelia and Gaia, who fondly called him "Nonno". Positive to the very end. Dominic will be remembered not only as having been a three letter athlete at MHS, Captain of the Wesleyan Football team, earning a Fulbright Scholarship and working in Africa with Crossroads Africa to provide clean drinking water, and then living in Italy traveling all around Europe on a motorcycle. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1965. He was a partner at the law firm of Bayer, Phelan & Squatrito where he defended the Town of Manchester in a HUD trial. He was appointed to the Federal bench in 1994 and was currently still serving. Anyone who met him, all had the same opinion of him as being the most positive, sharing and caring person that anyone could ever hope to meet. Positive to the very very end; just this week he said "Can you believe that I placed 6th in New England in pole vaulting, with a steel pole!" A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 22nd at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Cemetery, 365 Broad St. Manchester. The John F. Tierney Funeral Home, Manchester has care of the arrangements. Due to the Covid pandemic there are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Dominic Squatrito Manchester Scholarship fund, the Uncle that Nonno was named after. For online condolences please visit www.tierneyfuneralhome.com
Published by Hartford Courant on Jan. 21, 2021.