Dominick A. Cassalia (Don), age 82, of Hudson, MA formerly of Harrison, NY went home to The Lord on April 3, 2018, surrounded by his loved ones after a long illness. Don was the devoted husband to Sophie (nee Mazzaferro) for 55 years. Proud father to Gregory (wife Patricia) and Deborah Guillet. Loving grandfather to Courtney (nee Cassalia) and Joshua McIvor, 2LT Jordan Cassalia and Cadet Sydney Cassalia, Amanda (nee Guillet) and 1LT Connor Mulhere, David Guillet and Peter Guillet and his first great-grandchild Matthias McIvor. His family was his pride and joy and he loved spending time with them.
Don was a graduate of Harrison High School, Harrison, NY (’54) and Cortland State Teachers College (’58). He was active for seven years with Troop 1 in Harrison and recipient of the Silver Bowl award. He proudly served in the US Army for six years.
Don worked for Japanese Products Corp for 33 years retiring as President/CEO. He was a parishioner of St. Gregory the Great Church in Harrison, NY until his move to Hudson, MA in 2010 where he was a parishioner of St. Michael’s Parish. During retirement in MA, Don and his wife enjoyed their life of leisure and traveling. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing golf with his grandsons and close friends.
Don is predeceased by nine sisters: Francine Wells, Filomena Loiacono, Minnie Camardella, Connie Lusardo, Frances Tiernan, Mary Sedotti, Edith Niles, Vera Citrone, Tootsie Nardo and three brothers: Frank, Julie and Tony. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am on Monday, April 9, 2018, at St. Michael Parish, 21 Manning Street in Hudson. Private interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Lung Association, National Headquarters, 55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601 or online at their website.