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Dominic Zaguroli

February 7, 1923 June 1, 2014
Dominic Zaguroli
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Obituary for Dominic Zaguroli

Dominic Zaguroli age 91, of Milford, passed away peacefully on June 1, 2014.


Dominic (Mr. Z, as he was often called) was the 3rd of 7 children born to Antonio and Augustina Zaguroli on February 7, 1923.


During high school he became an apprentice at Henry Ford Trade School and became a Tool & Die maker. He worked for Ford Motor Company where he met his future wife, Antoinette. Before actually getting to know her, he enlisted in the Marines and fought for his country during World War II. He received a Purple Heart.


He tells the story that while overseas he wrote to two girls back home, one being Antoinette. When he got home, he wasn't sure which girl to go visit. He decided to go see Antoinette and the rest is history...four children, ten grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. They were married for 62 years.


He wasn't much of a traveler but did take several vacations. He particularly enjoyed going to Las Vegas. He loved poker and pinochle. We played pinochle every Friday night for close to 30 years. It was not just about playing cards on those Friday nights... It was just being together and enjoying each other.


His expertise in his trade would prove to be his passion and he founded two successful manufacturing companies. In between his day job, he managed to build several houses. He worked well into his eighties and truly enjoyed every minute of it. He loved to tinker, build, rebuild and repair almost anything. Need a vacuum cleaner or dishwasher fixed, go to Dominic! Want your cupboards refaced or your deck repaired, go to Dominic! No project was ever too difficult for him to tackle.


Dominic was a devoted husband and a model father. He was generous to a fault and always saw the best in people. He often said how blessed he was to have such a wonderful family. The reality Is that his family and friends were blessed to be part of his life.


Preceded in death by his beloved wife Antoinette (d. 2010) and son, Dominic Jr., he is survived by children Donna (Michael) Mehall, Rosemarie (Jerry) O'Hara, Sandy Stram, Gino Zaguroli; grandchildren Anthony (Lisa), Annette (Eric), Jason (Melissa), Gina (Jeremy), David (Risa), Christopher (Lily), Lisa (Nick), Deanna (Jonathan), Lindsay, Bianca; great-grandchildren Kathryne, Brandon, Erica, Adam, Marcus, Madelyn, Ryan, Alex, Nicholas, Anna, Adriana, Clara and a brother, Anthony Zaguroli. Also survived by many loving extended family members and dear friends.

Funeral Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1955 E Commerce, Milford Thursday, June 5, 11 AM. Msgr. John Budde to officiate. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E Liberty, Milford Thursday, June 5, 9:30-10:30 am. Memorials Contributions may be made to a charity of choice. For further information please call 248-684-6645.

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