Obituary of Dominic Gentile
Dominic A. Gentile, a veteran of WW II and active in numerous local organizations passed away after a short illness at the Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester on Friday night, October 24, 2008. He was 90 years old.
Dominic was born and raised in Belmont. He was a graduate of Belmont High School. He joined the Army in January of 1941, 11 months prior to the United States entering WW II. He served during the duration of WW II as a Staff Sergeant and was the recipient of the American Theater Ribbon, American Defense Ribbon, WW II Victory Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. Also during the war, he married his wife, Mary, in 1942. He had also served in the Army National Guard. After the war, he worked for 38 years as a supervisor at New England Telephone and Telegraph in Boston.
Dominic was active in numerous social clubs and activities over his 90 years. He was a Boy Scout Leader guiding his son Frank to become an Eagle Scout. He was a member of the Waltham Moose, Arlington Men’s Club, and the Lexington Elks. He served as the entertainment chairperson of the Elks for a number of terms. He loved to dance with his wife at countless socials at the organizations. They also frequented the Jackson Street Ballroom in Malden up until just last year. He was a faithful parishioner at St. Barbara’s Church regularly attending their daily mass. He walked with his wife daily at the Burlington Mall. He also enjoyed gardening and reading.
Dominic had a loving marriage to his wife Mary for 66 years. Throughout their marriage, they always found time for each other. They had a life filled with excitement, laughter, love, and mutual admiration. Dominic was also the father of Frank A. Gentile & his wife Susan of Yarmouth, ME, Gail D. Gentile of Newburyport, and the late Diane M. Gentile, who tragically passed away at age 12. He was the son of the late Frank & Raffaela Gentile. He was the brother of the late Theresa Silva and John Gentile. He was the proud grandfather of Megan Gentile of Yarmouth, ME.
A Mass in Remembrance of Dominic will be held at St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn on Friday, November 7, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Dominic’s name may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org.