Norman E. Dominesey of East Aurora, a retired tool-and-die maker, died Sunday in the New York State Veterans Home after a long illness. He was 83.
Born in Sheldon, he lived his whole life in the Buffalo area. He attended Attica Central High School. During World War II, he served as a seaman second class in the Coast Guard Reserve.
Mr. Dominesey was a tool-and-die maker at Ford Motor Co.'s Buffalo Stamping Plant in Hamburg, retiring in 1982. He had been a member of Local 897, United Auto Workers.
He enjoyed golf, playing every Thursday at Byrncliff Golf and Country Club in Varysburg.
He was a member of several organizations, including the Senior Citizens of East Aurora;Post 362, American Legion; and Lodge 370, Loyal Order of Moose. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.
Mr. Dominesey attended daily Mass at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, the former Patricia J. Noecker; three daughters, Patricia Kota of Gowanda, Catherine Schutrum of Huntersville, N.C., and Prudence McCarthy of Saratoga Springs; four sons, James of Chesapeake, Va., Norman of Knotts Island, N.C., Thomas of Manhattan Beach, Calif., and Vincent of the City of Tonawanda; a sister, Bernice McCormick of Strykersville; two brothers, Carl and Earl, both of Sheldon; 30 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday in Immaculate Conception Church, 520 Oakwood Ave., East Aurora. Burial will be in St. Cecilia Cemetery, Sheldon.