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Domenico Procopio

Domenico Procopio

Domenico Procopio, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, died on December 14, 2020. He was 83.
Domenic was born on October 7, 1937 in Stefanaconi, Vibo Calabria, Italy to the late Pasquale and Isabella (Griffo) Procopio.
He came to the United States when he was 18 after settling in Canada from Italy. He knew little English but with determination and the support of his beloved sisters, he learned many skills. He brought those talents to the United States and flourished as an entrepreneur, owning Dom’s Beauty Salon for over 40 years. As with all of Domenic’s accomplishments, Dom’s customers and employees were not just a business, but became a family. He also owned several other local businesses throughout his life. He was the President of the Casa Calabria Society for over 30 years. He was involved in many civic associations and served as the Chair of New Rochelle’s Civil Service Commission for over 35 years appointed by then Mayor Leanord Paduano and reappointed by both Tim Idoni and Noam Bramson. He advocated for many Italian American causes and headed the construction of the Columbus Statue located in Hudson Park. He proudly promoted Italian culture in New Rochelle, bringing the Bersaglieri, an Italian Military Band, to local schools where he helped to establish a dual language program. He was recognized by the Italian government many times and was Knighted with the prestigious title of Cavaliere by the Republic of Italy, perhaps one of his proudest moments.

In January of 2019, he was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife the former Giacoma “Jackie” Loschiavo. They were married on September 12, 1964.
He is survived by his children: Isabella (Frank) Miceli, Pasquale (Elisabeth) Procopio and Marianna (Ralph) Berardi; his beloved and loving grandchildren: Alessandra, Gabriella, RJ, Domenico, Louis, Daniela, Sofia and Jaclyn; his sisters Marianna Campana, Teresa Procopio and many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his beloved sisters Luisa Berlingieri and Giaconda Manganiello.

Domenic believed in hard work and enjoying life to the fullest. Any time spent with Dom was a good time. He cared about others deeply. He always lent a hand in whatever way he could, not for the recognition, but simply because he felt the need to do so. He was a true brother to many, and found comfort and joy in their friendship in return. His daily lunch gatherings were a big way for him to show his love and big heart. His true pride and joy was always his family. With Jackie by his side, the two created a family and a lifetime that was filled with love and joyful memories. The man who loved everyone was loved right back and will be missed deeply by all.

Visiting hours and Funeral Mass will be private, due to the pandemic and the wishes of the Procopio family, to keep the many friends and family members safe that would otherwise join in sharing their grief.

The family, in conjunction with the Calabria Mutual Aid Society, will hold a memorial service at a later date which will be publicized for all to attend and to celebrate this incredible life.

In Lieu of flowers the Family is requesting donations be made in Domenic’s name to:

Brian’s Foundation of Hope

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Brian’s Foundation of Hope
PO Box 194H
Scarsdale, NY 10583
(914) 738-HOPE
info@bfohope.org

Christopher’s Voice
https://christophersvoice.org/ways-give
Christopher’s Voice
189 Kensington Oval
New Rochelle, NY 10805

Meals on Wheels
http://www.mownewrochelle.org
Meals on Wheels
50 Pintard Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801
mowofnr@gmail.com

More about Domenic:
The Last Townie – “Don” Dominic Procopio

Domenic Procopio, Rest in Peace


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