Domenic Charles Lopardo passed away peacefully the evening of January 24th, 2022 after having spent a quiet day with his daughter by his bedside. He will forever have a place in the memories of those that loved him including his daughter Carol (Lopardo) Blake whom he fondly referred to as his guardian angel and his son-in-law Steven Blake, his son Domenic Lopardo and partner Linda, his granddaughter Jodie Blake-Howard, his great grandson David Blake and wife Caroline Blake, his great grandson Benjamin Howard, his great, great grandson Tyler Blake, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Domenic has reunited with his one true love, Elizabeth (Monopoli) Lopardo, his beloved grandson and great granddaughter, David Blake and Abigail Grace Howard respectively, his siblings Mary Paladino, Michael Lopardo, Louis Lopardo, and Rita Shelzi, and his parents Raphael and Carmela Lopardo. Heaven is celebrating; long awaited hugs and kisses are being shared; Domenic Lopardo has gone home to a place of rest, peace, and joy.
Domenico Charles Lopardo was born on March 17, 1923, grew up on Waite Street in Worcester, and graduated from the Boy's Trade School. He joined the Navy soon after High School and served in both World War II and the Korean War. During his naval career he spent the majority of his time on the USS Tingey and engaged in 9 battles in honor of the United States of America. In so doing, he achieved the rank of 1st class Petty Officer.
After 9 years of naval service, Domenic returned home to his young family and worked as a tool and die maker. He initially gained employment with Wyman Gordon Company and then spent the majority of his career as a machinist with Stromberg Tool from which he retired at the age of 76. He belonged to the VFW, American Legion, Greendale Men's Club, and was a member of St. Christopher's Church.
Domenic's legacy is one of generosity, generosity with his time, wisdom, and love. He served as a role model to many, always willing to lend a helping hand when needed. Many "green thumbs" were given life with his guidance as gardening was his passion. He planted, maintained, and harvested a 25 by 30 foot garden right up to his 98th year. He loved playing his accordion and serenading his family with Italian love songs. His skills in the kitchen were legendary and many a tastebud will sing at the memory of his homemade pizza. He was a man of great character that loved life and his family in equal measure. Moments shared with him as a father, grandfather, uncle, and friend will always be cherished and will continue to warm the hearts of those who have had the privilege of knowing him.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Domenic's life with visiting hours Friday, February 4th from 5 until 7pm at Fay Brothers Life Celebration Funeral Home, 1 West Boylston Street, West Boylston. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, February 5th at St Christopher's Parish, 950 West Boylston Street, Worcester at 10:00am. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Church Street, West Boylston.
Donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude.