We sadly announce the passing of Dominick Anthony Sapia, 95, of Greenwich, Connecticut who died peacefully at his home on February 19. Dominick fought a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease for many years but finally gave up the fight and is now at rest. He will forever be loved and remembered by his wife of 71 years Antoinette Sapia, his three children Suzanne Sapia-Sabo and her husband Robert; Donna Sapia-Petronelli and her husband Daniel; Laurie Sapia-Howard and her husband Paul and sister-in-law Gloria Sciaretta. Also by his grandchildren Jessica Petronelli, Stephanie Sanborn, Harry Sabo and Tucker, Logan and Peyton Howard as well as his many nieces and nephews.
Born in Stamford to his parents Catharina Sunone and Genaro Sapia, Dominick graduated from Stamford High School. He was 18 when he entered military service in July 1945. Although the war in
Europe was over, fighting in Japan was still fierce. After being sent to Ft. Polk, Louisiana for basic training, he vowed never to sleep in a tent again! Dominick was assigned to Rome as head sergeant
for the officer's mess and spoke very fondly of his time there. He was subsequently awarded the WW2 Victory Medal for his service in Europe.
When he came home, his independent spirit led him to start his own bread distribution business, which he owned for 35 years. He met his wife Antoinette Bongiorno, "the girl with the beautifiul smile,"
married her in 1952 and never looked back. Besides his wife his passions were golf, which he played often and with great skill at his second home in Stuart, Florida, dancing and his family.
A smooth operator on the dance floor, he showed off his moves every chance he got.
He is predeceased by his brothers Samuel Sapia, Joseph Sapia, David Sapia, Jonathan Sapia as well as his sisters Ann Sapia Bonina and Gertrude Sapia Vinci. A service will be held on Monday, February 27, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4 Riverside Ave, Riverside, CT. Burial to follow at St. Mary Cemetery, 399 North St., Greenwich, CT. The family wants to express special thanks for the support they received from the VFW. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to heroes.vfw.org