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.