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Domingos "Dominick" Garete

July 18, 1933 ~ March 5, 2022 (age 88)

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Domingos “Dominick” Garete, 88, passed away March 5, 2022 at East Longmeadow Skilled Nursing Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 18, 1933 in Newark, NJ to the late Domingos and Emelia (Costa) Garete. He was a graduate of Trade High School in Springfield. Dominick proudly served in the U.S. Army during Korea. He had previously worked in maintenance for the Department of Youth Services in Wilbraham. A star soccer player in high school, he went on to play with several semi-pro teams including the Lusitanos and later he was inducted into the Lusitano Hall of Fame. He was a member of the former Portuguese American Citizens’ Club in Ludlow. Dominick liked to dance, travel and always enjoyed a good meal but most important to him was the love of family and friends.

He leaves his beloved wife of 65 years, Barbara (Walczak) Garete; 4 loving sons, Dominic and his wife Donna of Belchertown, Scott and his wife Sandy of Ludlow, Joseph and his wife Laura of Ludlow and Steven and his wife Carolyn of Wilbraham; a sister, Celeste Bontempo and her husband Joseph of Toms River, NJ and his sister-in-law Beverly Henriques and her husband Jack of Ludlow; 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 with Calling Hours from 9-10:15am at Nowak Funeral & Cremation Services, 15 Ludlow Ave., Indian Orchard and proceeding to Christ the King Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am. Burial with military honors will follow at Island Pond Cemetery, Ludlow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123-1718 ( or to the Diabetes Foundation, 411 Hackensack Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601 ( For further details or to offer online condolences, please visit

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Calling Hours
March 9, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Nowak Funeral & Cremation Services
15 Ludlow Avenue
Springfield, MA 01151

Mass of Christian Burial
March 9, 2022

11:00 AM
Christ the King Church
41 Warsaw Ave.
Ludlow, MA 01056

Burial with military honors
March 9, 2022

Island Pond Cemetery
Center Street
Ludlow , MA 01056

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