Obituary of Dominick A. Imperio
Dominick Anthony Imperio, 78, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in Ocala, Florida. Dominick was born on September 19, 1942 in Terranova di Pollino, Italy to Pasquale and Josephine Imperio. His family came from Italy on the ship Vulcania to NYC in December 1950 when Dominick was 9 years old. Dominick became a very successful thoroughbred race horse trainer, owner and breeder in New York and Florida. He was very beloved by his family and many friends. People fell in love with him wherever he would go. He was a great Italian cook and enjoyed cooking for everyone. He was also a very kind and generous man who helped so many people at the racetrack and beyond. Dominick had 8 children and 9 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Lenny Imperio and sister, Lena Calabrese. He is survived by his siblings, Josephine Martello, Dr. John Imperio and Carmela Imperio, his loving wife of 33 years, Jill Imperio, their four daughters, Alexandra (Antoine) Matar, Ava Imperio (Dennis McCarthy), Alaina Imperio, Amanda Imperio (Dimitri Vionnet) and grandson, Roman Matar. Dominick was married to Catherine Cali Imperio from 1961-1976. She passed away in 1976. They had two sons Michael (Libby) Imperio and John (Stephanie) Imperio, his two daughters Cathy (Robert) Johnson, and Jeanine (Michael) Murphy, grandchildren, Catie Imperio, Christopher (Casey) Imperio, Joseph Johnson, Nicholas Johnson, Samantha Johnson, Michael Murphy, Cali Murphy and Jake Murphy.
Visitation at Funeral Home
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Park Funeral Chapel
2175 Jericho Turnpike
Garden City Park, New York, United States