FORESTVILLE - Edward F. Domenico, Sr., 92, of King Road, Forestville, also a short term resident of St. Columban's on the Lake, Silver Creek, died Saturday, September 21, at Buffalo General Hospital following a short illness. He was born in Rochester on October 7, 1920, the son of the late Anthony and Rose (Geraci) Domenico.
Mr. Domenico was a graduate of Silver Creek High School, Class of 1938, and was a vegetable and fruit farmer. He was the former owner of the Hanford Market and he also owned the former Sunset Frozen Foods Canning Factory in Fredonia and had a produce route delivering to area stores and restaurants. He was a member of the former St. John Bosco RC Church in Sheridan and was a member of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Social Club of Silver Creek and the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Domenico was a former member of the Forestville School Board, serving for seven years, and was a director for the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in Hanover Center. He was also a past member of the former Silver Creek Lions Club. He enjoyed old cars, travel-ing and his grandchildren.
Survivors include two daughters, Maureen Daugherty, of Forestville, and Donna Marie (Thomas) Murray, of Princeton, N.J.; two sons, Edward F. (Traci) Domenico, Jr. and Timothy P. (Sylvia) Domenico, both of Forestville; and one sister, Betty Jane Muscarella, of Erie, Pa. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, one expected great grandson and two great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are his dear friend Ethel Kowalewski, of Silver Creek, and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Marion J. (Olsen) Domenico, whom he married December 12, 1945 in St. Ann's RC Church in Buffalo and who died December 3, 2003 by an infant son Christopher Domenico; a son, Michael Domenico, who died May 23, 2008; a brother, Albert Domenico; and a sister, Rita Gugino.
Friends are welcome to call Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main St., Forestville, from where Prayer Services will be held Thursday morning at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel RC Church, Central Avenue, Silver Creek, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in the town of Hanover.
The family suggests memorials be made either to the Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency and Rescue Squad, Chestnut Street, Forestville, N.Y., 14062, or to St. Columban's On The Lake Retirement Home, 2546 East Lake Road, Silver Creek, N.Y., 14136. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.