Deacon Dominick G. Casadone, A Former Newburgh Resident, Dies at 94
Deacon Dominick G. Casadone, of Naples, FL, formerly of Dobbs Ferry, NY and Newburgh, NY, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Frances Georgeson Hospice House in Naples, FL. Born in Dobbs Ferry, NY on February 13, 1923, Dominick was the son of the late Giacomo and Maria Concetta Salerno Casadone. It was in Dobbs Ferry that he met the love of his life, Frances Tino. They were married on May 5, 1946 and shared 67 years together. Frances pre-deceased him on November 5, 2013.
Dominick was in the Navy during WWII on the USS Nashville, General Douglas MacArthur's Flagship. During his tenure as the Captain's Yeoman, Dominick developed a warm friendship with General McArthur. They talked about their families and plans for returning home after the war. General McArthur was kind enough to autograph several souvenirs for Dominick. Dominick delighted in telling stories of the time he spent with the General aboard the Nashville.
Dominick worked for IBM in White Plains, NY in Human Resources as a Benefits Counselor, retiring after 35 years of service. While still at IBM he furthered his education by studying at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie to become a Permanent Diaconate in the Catholic Church. One of his proudest moments was his ordination at St. Patrick's Cathedral in 1974. Honoring his deacon calling, he served for many years at Our Lady of Pompeii Church in Dobbs Ferry and later at Sacred Heart Church in Newburgh, NY.
While at Sacred Heart he initiated the St. Vincent de Paul charity and was the Spiritual Director for the parish's Bereavement Group. Deacon Dom was a frequent visitor to the area hospitals and nursing homes where he ministered to the sick. He was a member of the Holy Name Society, Catholic War Veterans Post 386, Knights of Columbus Council 444 and the American Legion Post 1048. While living in Dobbs Ferry he also served as a Lieutenant on the Volunteer Ambulance Corp. Deacon Casadone was deeply proud to have been honored by the White House, receiving the President's Volunteer Service Award.
Dominick will be remembered fondly for his many acts of kindness, and his dedication to his family and his Church. He was a man of great charm with a wonderful smile. Left to cherish his memory are his loving daughter Carol Bayer and her husband Ronald of Naples, FL; his son Richard Casadone and his wife Barbara Coakley of Dallas, TX; his grandson Michael Bayer and his wife Kara of Acton, MA; and great granddaughters Abigail and Elizabeth; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was predeceased by his brothers Nicholas, Anthony, Giacomo, and Frank; and his sisters Mary, Grace, Genevieve and Margaret.
Visitation will be from 2 - 5pm on Sunday, March 12 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Bishop Dominick Lagonegro at 11am on Monday, March 13 at Sacred Heart Church. Entombment will follow at Cedar Hill Mausoleum in Newburgh. Memorial donations in Deacon Casadone's name may be made to Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105 or to Sacred Heart Church, 301 Ann St., Newburgh, NY 12550.