Dominic Chillemi

Died: Mon., May 16, 2011

Graveside Service

12:00 PM Tue., May 24, 2011

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FITCHBURG, MA -- Dominic "Dick" Chillemi, 88, of Fitchburg, MA, passed away on May 16, 2011, at Legends Care Facility.

He leaves one son, Michael D. Chillemi of Fitchburg; two daughters, Roseann Chillemi Vincent of Acworth, GA, and Margaret Chillemi Hilliard of Greenfield, MA. He leaves his two sisters, Rose St. Pierre of Fitchburg, and Frances Franklin of Melbourne, FL; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was born in Fitchburg, August 31, 1922, son of Franceso Chillemi, and Rosa Bonomo Chillemi where they lived all of their lives.

He precedes his father and mother, Francesco and Lorenza Chillemi, two brothers, Salvatore "Sam" Chillemi of Leominster, and Joseph Chillemi, and one sister, Antoinette (Nina) Chillemi Miles of Fitchburg.

Dick was a special Father bringing up three children, starting at ages 6, 4 and 3 for over 20 years after losing his wife. Dick was a wonderful Dad who always had a smile and a great sense of humor. Everyone who met him instantly liked him. He touched many lives during his 88 years of life. You could always see him working in his vegetable garden on Rockland Street as his Father did. He loved bowling and Sports.

Dick was a member of The Madonna of Holy Rosary and St. Joseph's Church in Fitchburg.

He was a Veteran of World War II, US Army, serving in South Pacific for 4 years. He was awarded the Purple Heart, and the Good Conduct Medal.

CHILLEMI -- Funeral will be held Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 12 Noon at the Pieta at St. Joseph's Cemetery, following a Celebration of Life to be held at St. Joseph's Church hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation .

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Mary Dell Grey
   Posted Sat May 28, 2011
My deepest condolences to Mr. Chillemi''s family. Your description of him makes one know that he was a wonderful family man and patriot.

I am a long-time friend of Fran Franklin. While she lived in Richmond, we were
next-door neighbors and coworkers.

My prayers are with all of you. Please accept my sincere condolences at the loss of your loved one.

Bette Jayne (Villinger) Collins
   Posted Sun October 12, 2014
Dear Margaret, I know that this is so, so late to be posting this, but is happened to run across this information that your Dad had passed away and I just had to write to you and your family to say how sorry I am to hear this. My Mom, Marge, also passed two years ago, as well as our son, Spencer, 3 years ago. I thought I would leave this message, hoping you will see my e-mail and hope to hear from you. We are still in California, and have been happily married for 41 years. I have never forgotten our friendship and have always held a special place in my heart for you. Hope we can reconnect and am so sorry to hear about your Dad. All my love, BJ

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