Dominic R. Villa
FRAMINGHAM: Dominic R. Villa, 86, of Framingham, passed away peacefully Sunday May 29, 2016. He was the husband of Patricia M. (Cragin) Villa, to whom he was married for over 65 years.
Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Charles and Adele Villa. He grew up and raised his family in Framingham and served in the Army National Guard 26th Quartermaster Company from 1950-1959. He was employed by Howard Blades Construction for several years before starting his career at the Framingham Post Office where he worked for 26 years before retiring in 1985. After his retirement from the Post Office, he went to work for his two boys Billy and Wally at All Weather Home services. He was a longtime member of the Framingham Lodge of Elks and a member of the Framingham Heart Study.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by eight sons and daughters-in-law: Charles and Sharon, Donald and Amelia, John and Kathy, Paul and Nancy, Walter and Joanne, William Villa & his partner Patricia Bethoney, Mark and Karen, and Bernard Villa & his partner Heather Cadman; his sisters-in-law, Theresa Nicoli, Lillian Gould and Lois Cragin, and a brother-in-law Ed Cragin. He was the brother of the late Arthur Nicoli, Eleanora Postizzi, Ann Borelli, Angie Cavatorta, Florence Breda, Eve Sherbert, and brother-in-law of the late Walter Cragin.
His sons remember: "He enjoyed his time with all his children, 29 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was a loving father that taught his children the values of life in a strong way, to work hard, respect others, and always showed us how to fix whatever we came across. He leaves behind the memories sitting at the dinner table on Sunday afternoons playing several instruments and singing Italian songs. He loved playing cribbage and doing crosswords. We will forever cherish the lessons and memories that he gave all of us. Love you Dad, see you soon."
Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours on Thursday, June 2nd from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Boyle Bros. Funeral Home, Inc., 173 Union Ave., Framingham. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, June 3rd at 10:00 a.m. at St. Tarcisius Church, Waverly St., (Rte. 135) Framingham. Burial will follow at St. Tarcisius Cemetery, corner of Winthrop Street and Bethany Road., Framingham. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Framingham Heart Study, c/o Boston University School of Medicine, Office of Development, 72 East Concord St., L-219, Boston, MA. 02118 (email@example.com) or to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312, (www.diabetes.org.) Memorial page www.boylebrothers.com