He is survived by his wife Sestilia (Incretolli) Federico (happily married for 61 years) , and son Francesco (Frank) Federico and his wife Mary of Reading, MA, Maria Pia Bonanno and her husband Joseph of Everett. He is also survived by grandchildren Michael, LeeAnn, Kobe, Paul, Robert, Jennie, Tina and Antonio, his sister Iris DeSantis and many nephews and nieces.
Domenico emigrated from his native Italy in 1946 following in the footsteps of his father and uncles. He settled in Boston’s North End and made that his home for the rest of his life.
Mr. Federico is a founding member of the Associazione Gizio, a social club for his friends and their children from his native town, where he served as president 24 years. He was a member of the Federazione Abbruzzese.
Mr. Federico was very involved in many activities at St. Leonard’s Church in Boston as a lector for the Italian Mass on Sundays and as an Eucharistic Minister. In 1999, he received the Man of the Year award from the Holy Name Society as well as an Apostolic blessing from John Paul II. One of his proudest achievements was bringing together a group of individuals to collect funds to build a church in his native Vallelarga in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Italy.
Funeral from the Boston Harborside Home of J.S. Waterman-Langone, 580 Commercial St., Boston MA on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 8:45AM, followed by a funeral Mass at St. Leonard Church (on the corners of Hanover and Prince Streets) at 9:45AM. Family will be accepting visitors from 4-8PM on Monday. Entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.
Mr. Federico requested that donations be made in his name to St. Leonard’s of Port Maurice Church, 14 North Bennett St., Boston, MA 02113