DAYVILLE- Dominick C. Sanzone, 63, beloved husband of Shawna (Ballou) Sanzone passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at his home in Dayville. He was born in Leesburg, LA on May 12, 1956 to the late Dominick F. Sanzone and Alice (Smith) Reed.
Dom graduated from Bacon Academy 1974 and was raised on the family farm in Colchester; doing chores before school at an early age helped shape him into a strong worker with good work ethics. Dom was a jack of all trades, he worked at the U.S. Submarine Base in Groton for 33 years; he started off as a laborer and worked his way up to a Production Control Scheduler and was looking forward to retiring. Dom, also known as “Papa Bear” had a good sense of humor and lots of patience, making him a great teacher and enjoyable to be around. He was a car and truck enthusiast who loved metal and fabrication with a passion to build or modify anything he saw. Dom was an avid biker who loved animals, tattoos, guns, westerns, Star Trek and was a collector of many things. “Papa Bear” will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Dom is survived by his wife Shawna Sanzone of Dayville, his mother Alice Reed of Zellwood, FL, his children Cassandra Marvin and husband Rich of Colchester, April Walden and husband Rex of East Hampton, Dominick R.T. Sanzone of Covington, GA and step-son Bruce Ballou and wife Carrie of Rumney, NH; his sister Donna Brown and husband Rob of Colchester; grandchildren, Andrew, Ashya, Patrick, Avery, Logan, Charlize, Trista, Kiara, Nicanor and Nevaeh; great-grandchildren Todd, Tegan and Andrew as well as several nieces and nephews. Dom was predeceased by his father Dominick F. Sanzone and his stepfather Stanley Reed.
A celebration of Dom’s life will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Belmont Funeral Home LLC, 144 So. Main St. Colchester beginning at 11:00am with a short service at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations in Dominick’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association. Please visit www.belmontfh.com to offer condolences to the family.
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