Dominic J. Agostini
PAWTUCKET - Dominic John Agostini, of Pawtucket, RI and West Palm Beach, FL, passed away at home on Sunday, October 13, 2013. He was the son of the late Giovacchino Domenico Agostini and Maria Federighi Agostini. Dominic was the beloved husband of Carol Carlson Casey Agostini. He was predeceased by his wife Clarice Isidori, with whom he raised three children, Lisa Agostini Bruzzese (Anthony, M.D.), Laura Agostini Lynch and John D. Agostini. He is survived by his younger siblings George Agostini (Mary), Diane Arruda (Ronald) and Donna Bachini (Dino). He also leaves his stepdaughters Kristen Casey and Erin OShaughnessy (Philip).
An Army drill instructor until his honorable discharge in 1953, Dominic went on to graduate cum laude from Bryant University with a degree in Business Administration. He worked for his fathers construction firm serving as Vice President. He later became the Senior Manager of Business Development with the Gilbane Building Company.
Dominic and Carol were active members of Pawtucket Country Club, which he joined in 1956, and Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Passionate about helping others, Dominic was a founder of the Blackstone Valley Cancer Unit, a lay advisor to the Blackstone Valley CYO, coordinator for the St. Josephs parish CYO and a Board of Directors member of the Father Barry CYO Center. He served as a State Assistant Venerable of the Order of the Sons of Italy, a past venerable of the Loggia Roma and a member of the Italian Dramatic Political Club. He coached Minor League, Little League and Pony League baseball and Pop Warner football.
Dominic was also been active in state and local affairs. He was a corporate member of Memorial Hospital, on the Board of Directors of the former Pawtucket-Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, former Board of Directors member of the Pawtucket Water Supply Board, the Building Code Commission and the JFK Library Committee. He was also on the Board Of Directors of the Pawtucket YMCA, member of the Labor Relations Committee for the Associated General Contractors, board member for the Carpenters Union Health, Welfare and Pension Fund, Chairman of RI Construction Safety Code Commission and the Occupational Safety and Health Commission, and was appointed by President Ford to the US Selective Service Review Board.
"Nonno" Dom will be dearly missed, but his spirit is carried on by his grandchildren Matthew, Alexandra, and Francesca Bruzzese, Alyssa and Luke Agostini, Dylan Lynch, and Grace O'Shaughnessy, nieces, nephews, and his large extended family in Italy.
The funeral service for Mr. Agostini will be Friday, October 18th at 9:00 AM from the MANNING-HEFFERN FUNERAL HOME, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket, RI with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Teresa's Church, 358 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, RI at 10:00 to which relatives and friends are invited. Calling hours will be Thursday from 4:00 - 7:00 PM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the scholarship fund of Dominic's late son-in-law, Dennis M. Lynch, Jr., St. Raphael Academy, Pawtucket, RI or St. Johns Fisher Catholic Church, 4001 North Shore Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.