Dominick J. "Monk" Marchione, 88, of Rome, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 in Rome Nursing Home. He was born on May 13, 1922 in Rome, a son of the late Rosario and Loretta Polliotto Marchione, and was educated locally. He faithfully served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. On October 1, 1941 in St. Mary’s Church, Frankfort, Dominick was united in marriage to the former Loretta DiCamillo; a blessed union of 58 years until her passing which occurred on December 6, 1999. Monk retired from Mohawk Valley Cement Corporation after many years of dedicated employment.
Monk was a member and former officer of the Disabled American Veterans. He was also a member of St. Peter’s Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Rome Post #2246, and a life time member of the Toccolana Club. He was an accomplished Bocce player. Monk cherished his time spent in his garden and was a remarkable dancer with his wife and enjoyed listening to Big Band music. He was a skilled wine maker and cook. He was a kind hearted man with a unique personality. Monk was a true family man and truly adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Dominick is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Loretta and James Perry of Rome; a son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Cynthia (Tardugno) Marchione of Rome; four cherished grandchildren, Mary Corrine Perry, Jodi (Marchione) and Sam Serrano, Geoff and Laura Marchione, and Robb Marchione MD; four beloved great grandchildren, Karle and Sam Serrano and Abigail and Jackson Marchione; a sister-in-law, Arlene Marchione; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Eustacchio Marchione and Vincent and Anna Marchione; and a sister and brother-in-law, Nazarene and John Rahorcsak.
Mr. Marchione’s Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Church Memorial Fund or Rome Nursing Home Activities Fund.
The family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Rome Nursing Home for the kindness and compassion shown to Mr. Marchione.
The family is being served by Griffin-Aldridge & Gulla Funeral Home, 209 N. Washington St., Rome, (336-5700).
To add to Dominick’s online memorial or send a message of condolence, please visit: www.griffinaldridgegulla.com
"We have loved him during life; let us not forget him in death."
My children, I have finished my work here on earth. I beg you to never forget me. Stay unmovable together in your faith, because soon you will join me in eternity.
Although I die, my love lives on, and I will love you in Heaven, as I have on earth. His death has left in our hearts, a place which will never again be filled.
Merciful Lord grant him eternal rest. My Jesus, have mercy.