Domenico Dom Di Diomete, age 87, passed away on Monday, March 7, 2016 after a long struggle with dementia at Spruce Lodge. Born in Italy, son of the late Alfonzo and Maria (Di Emanuele) Di Diomete. Dom is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 61 years Maria (Faragalli) Di Diomete. Dom and Maria immigrated to Canada in 1959. Proud and loving father of Franca Di Diomete (Mark Holmes), Patti Di Diomete, Rob Di Diomete (Heidi) and Sandra Di Diomete (Randy Jordan). Grandfather of Devin, Haley, Nolan and Kiera Di Diomete. Dom is survived by his siblings; Iolanda DAntonio, Ettore Di Diomete (Lidia), Romolo Di Diomete (Filomena) along with many nieces and nephews in Italy. Dom was surrounded and embraced by the love of his family and the compassionate caregivers at Spruce lodge who returned dignity to him through their acts of kindness. Dom prided himself in being a hard worker and providing for his family; he loved gardening, making wine, watching hockey and was a handy man jack of all trades. His greatest pleasure: being in the company of family and friends enjoying conversation, good food and good wine. Besides his parents, Dom was predeceased by his sisters Theresa and Rita Di Diomete and brothers-in-law Gino DAntonio and Vincenzo Giannatale. Friends and family may call at the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street Stratford on Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. (Parish Prayers will be held at 5:45 p.m.) The Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, March 11 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church, 96 Huron Street, Stratford. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church Restoration Fund or Spruce Lodge through the funeral home. 519.271.7411. www.wgyougfuneralhome.com
Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 6-9 p.m.
W.G. Young Funeral Home
Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, March 11, 2016 at 11 a.m.
St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
96 Huron Street, Stratord
4 Avondale Ave., Stratford
Festival Motor Inn
1144 Ontario Street, Stratford
St. Joseph’s R.C. Church Restoration Fund