Dominick Trunzo Jr.


10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, July 6, 2024
St. Ann's Community @ Cherry Ridge Chapel
900 Cherry Ridge
Blvd. Webster, New York, United States

Obituary of Dominick F. Trunzo Jr.

Predeceased in February 2024 by his loving wife and life partner of 68 years, Patricia Trunzo. Dominick is survived by his children Julie (John) Chantra, Susan (Donald) Provenzano, Jeff (Sandy) Trunzo, and Amy (Joseph) Flinn. He also leaves his grandchildren and great-grandchildren who will always lovingly remember their Papa: Jennifer McGuinn, Tyler; Justin (Michele) Chantra, Gianna, Joey and Ryan; Amy (Chris) Dardis, Ryleigh and Will; Kate (Kyle) Pudney, Emma Kate; Christina Trunzo (Scott Johnson); Nikki Dunnahoo (Kevin), Kinley and Aleck; Rachel (Ed) Giorgi and baby Giorgi, due in September; Megan (Matt) Dawe, Owen and Anna; Brendan (Josh Watkins) Flinn; his sister-in-law Zoe (Jim) Morris and brother-in-law Michael (Kathy) Bixby; several loving nieces and nephews. He is also predeceased by his sister Lucille and her husband, Richard Platt.

Dominick valued his family above all else. He adored Pat, and together they created a beautiful family. He was so proud of every one of their accomplishments and milestones, big or small. Dom loved being a dad, and was always ready with good advice, guidance and encouragement. He delighted in spending time with his grandkids during their childhoods, and loved each of them for exactly who they were and what made them special.

Born in Geneva, New York, to Dominick and Mary, Dom grew up on Angelo Street and graduated from Geneva High School. In those days he was known as “Big Shoe.” His parents owned the Skylark Restaurant on Route 96A, where it was love at first sight for Dom when Pat came in the restaurant one day with her parents. Dom worked at the Geneva Baking Company, and was later hired by Xerox, where he was employed in purchasing and procurement for over 30 years. This new career path brought Dom and Pat to Ontario, New York, where they raised their family. Dom’s position at Xerox entailed many trips to Europe and Asia, and he was often accompanied by Pat. In addition, Dom and Pat travelled the world, including many trips to the Caribbean with their dear friends, Paul and Carolyn Pfrommer.

As he advanced in his career, Dom attended night school and earned his undergraduate degree. Upon his retirement, he became a successful real estate agent. He and Pat spent many winters in Florida and then purchased a full-time home in Vero Beach, Florida, where they lived happily for 12 years before moving back to be closer to family. A devout Catholic, Dom was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was involved in parish activities in Ontario and Webster, New York as well as in Vero Beach. He rooted hard for the New York Yankees.

Dom loved his house on Lake Ontario, where he and Pat hosted too many parties to count! He enjoyed meeting new people and made friends (or ran into someone he already knew) wherever he went. His smile lit up the room. We all remember Dad/Papa telling us every time we left his house to “drive easy.” Our well-being was the most important thing in the world to him. We will miss this amazing man and keep him in our hearts always, but are comforted to know that he is now with Pat.

The family would like to thank Germania Valdez for her loving support of both Dom and Pat. We are also grateful for the caregivers at Cherry Ridge/Heritage Household for their kind, gentle and attentive care of Dom. A mass will be held on Saturday, July 6, at 10:00am at Cherry Ridge, 920 Cherry Ridge Boulevard, Webster. Interment private. Gifts in Dom’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association at

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