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Dominic "Dom" Radocckia

Obituary for Dominic "Dom" Radocckia

August 18, 1935 - November 12, 2017
Wakefield, Massachusetts | Age 82


Dominic "Dom" Radocckia, age 82, a lifelong Wakefield resident died Sunday, November 12 at his residence.

Born in Wakefield on August 18, 1935 he was the son of the late John and Angelina (Bucciachia) Radocckia, recent immigrants to the United States from the Abruzzo region in Italy.

Dominic was raised in Wakefield, working alongside his siblings on the family farm and in his father's well known septic business. He attended the Wakefield Schools before joining the United States Marine Corps, where he had served as a Sergeant during the Korean Conflict. An avid business man, Dominic was a self-employed general contractor. As an entrepreneur he specialized in technical spaces and was responsible for building many of the local radio stations in the area. Dom enjoyed sailing, motorcycling, reading, keeping current on scientific discoveries as well as learning about and discussing history.

He was the loving father of Dominick Radocckia, Jr. of Tewksbury, Lauren Grace and her husband Brian of Manchester, and Kurt Radocckia of Wakefield. He was the brother of Elizabeth Price of Wakefield, Mary Comunale and her husband Jim of CA, formerly of Wakefield, and the late Antonio Radocchia. He was the grandfather of Charlotte and Liam Grace. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Jane Griswold-Radocchia of VT; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was the former husband of the late Judith (MacIssac) Radocckia.

Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Thursday from 4-8pm. A Graveside Service will be held at Fox Hill Cemetery, 130 Andover Rd., Billerica on Friday at 11:30am.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Pl, Suite 745, Boston, MA 02215.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Joslin Diabetes Center
    1 Joslin Place
    Suite 745
    Boston, MA 02115

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19 Yale Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880
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