Dominick Taormina

January 15, 2013 • Obituaries


 A rosary will be recited for Dominick Taormina, 89, of Roswell, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at St. Peter Catholic Church with the Rev. Charlie Martinez officiating. Burial will follow in South Park Cemetery. He passed away on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.

Dominick was born in New York City, Sept. 29, 1924, to Peter Taormina and Josephine Monaco Taormina.

He was a very generous person, very caring, private person. He accomplished his lifelong dream when he adopted [auth] Michael and Rosalie. His home was the Lord’s home. He loved traveling. When he moved to Roswell from New York, he invested in his new community, always trying to help people. He also participated at St. Peter, contributed to the Good Samaritan Program and Poor Clare Monastery.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Vera Mein Taormina, of the family home; his sister Domenica Woloscsak, of Tiberon; his children, Michael Joseph Taormina and Rosalie Danielle Taormina, of the family home; his stepchildren, Shirley Aguilar, Ruth Silva, Angela Martinez and Hank Mein; his grandchildren, Thomas Mein and his wife Liz, Oscar Silva, James Alan Silva, Alex Mein, Kevin Mein, Brittany Martinez and Shelby Aguilar; his great-grandchildren, Cee Audra Mein, Cassidy Mein, Emily Silva, Josh Silva, Jonathan Silva and Danyelle Silva; his brother-in-law Mike DiNapoli; his sister-in-law Debra Anderson; his nephews, Peter Vella and Michael Vella; and his niece Concetta Kovarick.

He was preceded in death by his parents Peter and Josephine Taormina; his first wife Dora Taormina; his sisters, Anna Taormina and Rose Vella; his brothers, Vincent and Frank Taormina; and his nieces, Marie Vella and Joann Vofkland.

Thank you to Vista Care Hospice, Encompass, Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Poor Clare Monastery.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Good Samaritan Program at St. Peter Catholic Church and sisters of Poor Clare Monastery.

Pallbearers will be Dean Dugger, Hank Mein, Mike DiNapoli, Oscar Silva, Thomas Mein and James Alan Silva.

Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Joseph Taormina and Rosalie Danielle Taormina.

Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online registry book at

Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

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