Dominic A. D'Addario

Dominic A. D’Addario, 87, of Ridgefield, husband of Mary (Hrabcsak) D’Addario died on Saturday morning, December 15, 2012 at Danbury Hospital.

Mr. D’Addario was born in the Branchville section of Ridgefield on June 26, 1925, son of the late Frank and Virginia (DiCamillo) D’Addario.  He attended Ridgefield schools and the University of Connecticut as well as graduating from the Army Air Forces College Training (Air Crew) in Wisconsin.

A lifelong area resident, Mr. D’Addario was a retired businessman co-owning Style Wise Corporation of Rhode Island and Wise Style Corporation of Massachusetts both furniture distribution companies and previously was an engineer with the Barden Corporation of Danbury.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving three years of active duty as a bombardier/navigator on an A-26 Invader, and twenty-eight years as a U.S. Air Force Reservist.  He was honorably discharged with the rank of Lt. Colonel.

Active in his parish, St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church of Danbury, Mr. D’Addario was a founding member of the Men’s Club, the former 50/50 Club and organizer of its annual dinner dance. He served on numerous church committees as well as a past trustee and a member of the Golden Dome Bakers.

Mr. D’Addario was a 22 gallon donor of the American Red Cross blood program.

He was involved in the Ridgefield community over the years; Mr. D’Addario served as chairman of the Independent Party, a Justice of the Peace performing eighty marriages over the past thirteen years, a member of the Board of Ethics Commission and a liaison to the State Freedom of Information Committee. Along with being active in his community, Dom was an avid Yankees fan and also enjoyed working outside in his yard.

In addition to his wife, Mary of sixty-four years, he is survived by a daughter, Reen D’Addario of Ridgefield; a son, Ross D’Addario and his wife, Barbara of Danbury; two grandchildren, David D’Addario and Diane D’Addario and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. D’Addario was predeceased by his sisters Josephine (D’Addario) Mecozzi and Antoinette (D’Addario) Tarbay.

The Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 11 AM at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 13 Pembroke Rd., Danbury with the Rev. John Cigan officiating.

Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.

The family will receive friends at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church on Tuesday from 10 AM to 11 AM.

Contributions in Mr. D’Addario memory may be made to St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church.

Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.



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