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Dominick ScarfonePassing: August 20, 2023


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Friday, August 25th @ 4:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Friday, August 25th @ 1:00pm-4:00pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Friday, August 25th

BEDFORD – Dominick Scarfone, 58, after a brave and gallant three-year battle with an aggressive form of cancer, succumbed to the side effects and passed into glory on August 20, 2023.

Dominick was born in the Bronx, NY in a middle-class melting pot neighborhood where all the families knew each other and looked out for one another. In the summer the adults would sit on someone’s stoop talking, while the kids played in the street (whiffle ball was Dominick’s favorite) and in the winter everyone would help with shoveling snow.

After graduating from Mount Saint Michael Academy (a local all boy’s catholic high school) he went to Lehman College – CUNY and found his career:  Speech-Language Pathologist. After graduating in 1987, he moved to Indiana to earn his master’s degree from Indiana University and graduated in 1990. He immediately started working in the area. Dominick treated clients of all ages and worked in facilities in Lawrence, Monroe, and Orange counties. He very much enjoyed working in this field and helping people and their families, always hoping to make a difference in their lives.

Dominick met the beautiful Tammy Roberts, also a Speech-Language Pathologist, while working at one of the facilities and they courted for many years. After many attempts for her hand, she finally agreed to marry him. While they had hoped for a picture perfect happy ending love story, what they got was a real love story.

Dominick and Tammy married in 2003 and have a son, Andino Robert Scarfone, whom Dominick considered his hero, as Andino is so brilliant and kind. Dominick will be watching from above as he makes his mark on this world.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis Scarfone, who we are sure was waiting at Heaven’s gate with arms wide open to greet him. His mother-in-law extraordinaire, JoAnne Connell-Roberts also preceded him in death, passing away in 2016.

Dominick leaves behind his wife Tammy and their son, Andino; father, Joseph Scarfone; brother, Jack Scarfone and his family; sister Roseanne Bent and her family; as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Dominick was always humbled by how the Connell Family (too numerous to mention) welcomed him into their family and immediately treated him as one of their own, even calling him by a unique nickname conjured by Tammy and Hollie: “O.” So Long O, we will all see you later.

Funeral service will be at 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 25, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will follow at Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service, Friday, at the funeral home.

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28 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Jerry&Becky smith | Ormond beach, Florida
    Date: September 6, 2023
    We are so deeply sorry for your loss! May god bring you comfort in your time of sadness! Jerry and I send our deepest condolences! God bless you all.
  2. Guest: Donna Jane Sexton | Bedford
    Date: August 28, 2023
    It was a pleasure to work with Dominic at both the old Orange County Hospital and Dunn Memorial/Saint Vincent Dunn. He was always pleasant to work with and cared very deeply for his patients. Condolences to Tammy and the family.
  3. Guest: Glenda Ferguson | Paoli, IN
    Date: August 25, 2023
    Tammy and Family, You are in my prayers! May your loving family and Dominick's family wrap their arms around you and your son. Much love to you.
  4. Guest: Susan R Webster | BEDFORD, IN
    Date: August 24, 2023
    I worked with Dominick at Westview in the early '90's which may have been his first job in Bedford. He would bring in freshly baked bread because he said it was a sign of friendship and being accepted into a family. I had the opportunity to work with him several other times. He was a great therapist. My thouhts and prayers are with his family..
  5. Guest: Pat Bennett | Bedford, In
    Date: August 23, 2023
    He was a wonderful person and had a smile on his face face anytime you saw him. My heart goes out to his family.
  6. Guest: Debbie Schofield | Bedford Indiana
    Date: August 23, 2023
    I remember how Dominick took such good care of Phyllis He was very thoughtful of everyone he came in contact with Sorry for your loss prayers for you all
  7. Guest: Paula johnson | Bedford , in
    Date: August 23, 2023
    I am the director at grace child Care Ministry here in Bedford. On 3 different occasions Dominic came into our facility and worked tirelessly with 3 kids who were struggling in their speech. He was amazing and the kindness he showed these kids as well as my staff and myself were exemplary. He loves his job and put everything he has into helping these kids. I always looked forward to his weekly visits. He was a great asset to first steps and I know they will miss him !!! Sincere condolences to the family of this amazing man
  8. Guest: Mary Crowder | Hardinsburg, IN
    Date: August 23, 2023
    Dominick touched so many lives in such a positive way. I had the honor of seeing his work in person. His kindness shined in his work, his patience, and his ability to make an important contribution to his patients. He was such a wonderful co-worker, he was connected to us in a much greater capacity. A wonderful person will be missed in home health and hospice. A wonderful person will be missed as a friend to us all.
  9. Guest: Lee & Jolie Wright | Bedford, IN
    Date: August 23, 2023
    So sorry for your loss Tammy and Andi. Dominick was a wonderful person who took such great care of his clients. You could see the love he felt for each one. I was lucky enough to meet him thru one of his clients and later to have the privilege to work with him.. He was a joy to be around and will be dearly missed.
  10. Guest: Christina Hennion | Bedford, IN
    Date: August 22, 2023
    Tammy, I am so sorry to learn of your heartbreaking loss. Your love for each other was evident. All of the area "speechies" regarded your husband as a hard worker and a very kind man. I am praying for God to comfort you and Andi as only He can.-Christina
  11. Guest: Michelle Porter | Orleans, IN
    Date: August 22, 2023
    Tammy, I am so so sorry. I always enjoyed both of you when you brought your son to youth group. Keeping you in my prayers. Michelle
  12. Guest: Lee Grimes | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: August 22, 2023
    I am so very sorry to hear of Dominick's passing, I had the great privilege of working with him over the years at StoneBridge and also at Hoosier Uplands, there truly is nobody like him. He loved each person he took care of & treated them so special, especially our Hospice patients. He would always tap his heart and say "oh no, my pleasure" when thanked for seeing a patient. He also shared his Italian cooking & even cooked for one of our employees wedding, I always said his Mom raised a good boy, and can definitely see Phyllis waiting at Heaven's gate with her little Italian accent & arms wide open to welcome him home. I am so very sorry for your great loss of a great man in so many ways. May God wrap His loving arms around you during this time and provide you comfort only He can give.
  13. Guest: Kay Conner | Bedford
    Date: August 22, 2023
    Tammy, so very sorry for your loss. I knew Dominick thru Dunn Home Health. I know this is a great loss and my prayers are with you.
  14. Guest: Susie Cessna | Mitchell, IN
    Date: August 22, 2023
    Tammy and Andy, I am so sorry for your loss. You are both in my prayers for peace and comfort.
  15. Guest: Amy Voorhies | Springville, Indiana
    Date: August 22, 2023
    Dominick was my daughters speech therapist many years ago and then worked with my nephew. Dominick was a pleasant person to be around and was always kind to everyone. He leaves good memories behind. So sorry for your lose.
  16. Guest: Nicki Wesner | Bedford
    Date: August 22, 2023
    So very sorry to hear of Dominick's passing. I worked with him many years ago. He was always so pleasant and with a positive uplifting personality. Interacted well with our residents. My thoughts and prayers are with all who loved him.
  17. Guest: Tamara Duckett | Bedford, IN
    Date: August 22, 2023
    Dominick was a wonderful man and was wonderful at his work. He took great care in everything he did. He worked with my child for 4 years to help improve his speech. Because of this my child's speech improved more than I ever though it could. The world has lost a wonderful caring man. I pray for comfort for his family and friends. May you rest in peace
  18. Guest: Rich and Deb Zweig | Trumbull CT. 06611
    Date: August 22, 2023
    My Condolences to you And the family. So sorry for your loss.
  19. Guest: Jacqueline Repoli | Yardley PA
    Date: August 22, 2023
    I will always remember our wonderful family times together. When you asked Ralph to be your Godfather for your Confirmation, we were touched and thrilled. Always in my (broken) heart. Cousin Jacqueline
  20. Guest: Edward raymond | Carmel ny
    Date: August 21, 2023
    I remember talking to Dom across a fence that separated our yards.instead of walking around the block,we would climb over the fence to go and play some sort of game,there was a hundred kind of games we would play in the bronx back then.Rest in piece Dom.Although it's been years, that doesn't make this any less stunning.Take card, friend of my youth.EDDIE!
  21. Guest: Debby Knight Dobson | Lebanon Tn
    Date: August 21, 2023
    Tammy & Family So sorry for your loss.Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers. Cancer is horrible it took my husband also in 2021.They are in no pain now. God Bless you all.
  22. Guest: Michelle Henderson | Lexington, Ky
    Date: August 21, 2023
    I'm so sorry your in my prayers.
  23. Guest: Steve Burton | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: August 21, 2023
    Words cannot express my appreciation of how he loved you and he truly was a member of the family. Time will help heal your heart but Dom will always be in there for how he loved you. Lots of fun memories of us all having fun.
  24. Guest: Bill Jones | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: August 21, 2023
    Tammy, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
  25. Guest: Patty Sanders | Bedford In
    Date: August 21, 2023
    Prayers for you and your family Tammy he was a wonderful person to work with
  26. Guest: Kristy Brewer Evans | Mitchell, IN
    Date: August 21, 2023
    Dominick will be missed. Tammy and Andy you are in my thoughts and prayers
  27. Guest: Cathy Price | Mitchell, In
    Date: August 21, 2023
    I am so sorry....I always enjoyed visiting with Dominick at robotics meetings. I remember him always being willing to fix his Italian dishes and sharing with others
  28. Guest: Suzi Connell Wilson | Bedford IN
    Date: August 21, 2023
    So many memories. My most sincere condolences. Saying I’m sorry for your loss is not enough, but nothing ever will be. I am so very sorry.