Dominic Bocchino (1925-2019)

Dominic T. Bocchino, 94, of Cold Spring, died Dec. 2, 2019.

He was born in Garrison on Oct. 11, 1925, the son of Italian immigrants Carmine and Louise Bocchino. He was married for 71 years to his wife, Clara, who survives.

Dominic worked in construction and as a carpenter and also spent 20 years at IBM East Fishkill as an HVAC technician.

In 1944, at age 18, he joined the U.S. Army and was sent to fight in Europe. On Dec. 19, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge, he was taken prisoner by German forces and held until the end of the war. Upon his discharge from the service, he was awarded the Bronze Star.

Besides his wife, Dominic is survived by his daughters, Linda Dearborn and Louise Ameo; his grandchildren, Matthew Dearborn and Lisa Buglione; his great-grandchildren, Bellarose Cahill and Lillian Cahill; his sisters, Nancy Esposito and Josephine Fleming; and a brother, Patrick Bocchino. Two daughters, Diane Bocchino and Carol Purvis, and a granddaughter, Rosemarie Cahill, died before him, as did his siblings Angelina Weyant, Regina Uva, James Bocchino and Gerard Bocchino.

Services will be private under the direction of the Clinton Funeral Home in Cold Spring.


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