Dominic A. Petrello, 1974-2008
Dominic A. Petrello, 34, of Vernon passed away on Tuesday (March 11, 2008), surrounded by his loving family and friends. Born in Hartford, he was the son of Dominic Petrello Sr. of Vernon and Mildred A. (Arnold) Petrello of East Hartford and graduated from East Hartford High School in 1992. Besides his parents, Dominic is survived by a son Dominic A. Petrello, III and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was employed in the environmental industry in the Vernon area. Dom was a member of Loyal Order of the Moose, East Hartford and also the Mustang Club. He loved playing football and riding his motorcycle. Calling hours will be at the D'Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford on Friday March 14 from 4 – 7 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. to conclude the calling hours. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. The family would like to thank Rick, Stephanie, Rachael and Sarah Plank for the caring love and support that was extended to Dominic and his family and friends. For on line expressions of sympathy please visit
It was so sad to hear that Jr. was dying of cancer. I asked Dad often how he was doing and sent Jr. a card a first of the year and told him to hang in their and be strong. Then the news came and I knew that Dom Jr. had passed away and would be joined with Nona in Heaven and that he would not have to suffer anymore. I will always cherish the great memories of camping with Nicky when he was a little boy with James and all of us at Berlin Game State Park in Rhode Island. Jenn and I are sorry we were not able to get down for the wake but know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and Millie in this time of deep pain and sorrow.
Mike & Jenn
Dom Jr. was a good man with a good sense of humor always with a bright smile,and a good son growing up.His father Dom Sr. and mother Millie,are close friends and together we shared many happy memories with my sons.It’s such a tragedy for him to leave us at such early time in his life.My heart goes out to Dominic and Millie.
Dominic, or Dom, Jr. as we called him was a close personal friend of our family, both his father Dominic, Sr. and his mother Millie were like my aunt and uncle when I was growing up in Connecticut.
It’s a shame that someone so young had to die, no parent should ever have to bury their child.