Remembering Joseph “Dom” Campochiaro of Boston’s North End

Joseph “Dom” Campochiaro, Dec. 8, 2014, of the North End of Boston. Beloved husband of Marie (Habebe) Campochiaro. Loving father of Domenic and Christopher of Boston, Mass. Brother of Annmarie Amoroso of Saugus, Mass. Also survived by his granddaughter, Brianna and his nieces, Danielle and Lisa.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, 12 North Square, Boston (North End) on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at 9:45 A.M. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, Mass.

Visiting hours in the church on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 from 4 to 7 P.M. Please omit flowers.

Coach Dom taught baseball for over 60 years. He was President of North End Athletic Association (NEAA)., member K of C, 4th Degree #1513, OSIA Boston Lodge, and the St. Mark’s Society. He was also a U.S. Army veteran.

23 Replies to “Remembering Joseph “Dom” Campochiaro of Boston’s North End

  1. A very sad day hearing the death of Dom….He was so giving, especially to the youth of the North End. I, too, am happy that he saw the Langone Park named after him! RIP DOM….xoxo

  2. Such a loss. The lessons you taught both in athletics and life will always be treasured by our family. You were such an influence, and we are ever so grateful. You were truly one of a kind… Rest peacefully , coach.

  3. He was so supportive of our children. I was lucky enough to enjoy his company in October, we were able to eat together at a halloween event. I know he is with the angels, watching over his family. Our deepest condolences to his family. The Seaver Family.

  4. Dom Campochiaro was a true legend and icon with the NEAA and in the North End in general. He was so greatly admired and respected for his countless and selfless contributions, and will, of course, be sorely missed. Frank Iudiciani

  5. Rest In Peace Dom. Thanks For All The Years Of Dedication To The North End Kids. You Taught So Many Of Us About Baseball. Whether We Were On Your Team Or The Opposing Team. We All Learned Something From You. Thank You.

  6. My condolences to Dom’s family. He was a great guy, always smiling, whistling, singing…he loved coaching the kids and would always say whenever I put this uniform on I am totally different person, no aches or complaints. Being on the field with the kids was a happy place for him. He loved the North End and had so much pride for his community. He will be missed. RIP.

  7. Nicky and I will cherish forever Dom’s reminiscences about his baseball history and his best friend in the Army from Brooklyn during “espresso” breaks in our home. His dedication and influence on North End youth are legendary. You are truly in your “Field of Dreams” Dom–

  8. It is usually an easy task to join a committee and perform well for your community~~~but, for 60 years? Now ~~~ THAT IS A SPECIAL PERSON! No matter what this man had to deal with, his commitment and dedication was NEVER QUESTIONED! No One could fill Dom’s shoes! RIP our friend ~~ we were fortunate to have you and your talents! “THANK YOU! “

  9. There are many men and women in the north end that benefitted by Dom’s coaching. There are friends (like me) who will miss the interaction. Dom was dedication personified. My condolences to his family. The north end was blessed to have Dom. RIP

  10. Don’s name has always been on my mind and I am deeply sorry to hear of his passing. He stands first with those who have done so much for the kids in the North End. I enjoyed being next to him at many of the meetings I was privileged to attend. I will miss him deeply, and so will others who had the privilege of knowing him. My condolences to the family.

  11. So very sad. Coach, you will always be remembered not only for your dedicated coaching, but also for your mentoring and inspiration. A heartfelt THANK YOU. May you rest eternally in peace.

  12. From Victor Passacantilli:
    Dom was a genuine North Ender. He was born, raised and lived in the North End his entire life. His commitment to the boys and girls in the North End was exemplary. The community lost an icon but his memory and deeds will endure. May he rest in peace enveloped by the warmth of the love of his friends and of the admiration of those he coached. On behalf of the Friends of the North End, Victor Passacantilli.

  13. We are so so sorry to hear of Dom’s passing. He was a great presence on the field and off. Fond memories of summer nights. Our time together was way too short.

  14. I was in Boston a few years ago for the first time. Being an Italian and from California I had to visit the North end of Boston. I have been told it is the best Italian district next to Rome. Fortunatelly I ran into Dom and within minutes I had my tour guide and new friend. For four days he showed me around his boyhood town. We played bocce ball and he threw me batting practice at his little league field. He introduced me to his granddaughter and invited me to the Saint Anthony celebration. What a great person. He seemed to know everyone in the North end. I could see how much he loved his family, friends and the city of Boston. He gave me five videos of his coaching clinics and the old timers softball games. When talking baseball he had a smile that showed his love of the sport and the kids. I would talk long distance to Dom about once every three months. When I would ask how are you doing he always answered OK, what ya going to do. I must say being a life long Yankee fan it was really nice knowing that Boston had something special besides the Red Sox. God bless my friend and his family. He will be missed by so many people.


    Pat Marchese

  15. Some of Dom’s lines on the field(Get down) (Stay in front of the ball)and most of all (Tuck your shirt in, look like a ball player.)We were all lucky to have a icon like Dom in the North End.I was fortunate enough to coach little league with him.All North Enders will miss him dearly.

  16. From New York City and forever a North Ender, Dom was a valued friend and pal in my early years. We played baseball as the Sacred Heart Cardinals and he was as a young man developing into a beloved guy from the neighborhood…

    i loved him dearly and am sorry we never connected in the later years

    to his family and friends, I will always remember him


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