Domenic Vincent Barrasso died peacefully on October 9th, 2019 in Needham MA, surrounded by the family that loved him. He was 89 years old.
"Dom," as he was better known by friends and family, was born in Boston on February 27, 1930. He was the second to last child of Vincenzo Barrasso and Maria D'Arazio Barrasso, who immigrated to the United States from Avellino, Italy. They settled in the primarily Italian-American community of East Boston. East Boston, with its mix of old world and new world traditions, would help shape much of Dom's personality.
It was at East Boston High School that Dom's artistic talents were first discovered and encouraged. He excelled as a draftsman and received high praise for his detailed technical drawings, but his first love was always photography. After high school, Dom took courses in photography, which allowed him to begin a career as a "camera man" in the field of commercial graphic arts. His work can be found on anything from the humble post card to national ad campaigns for major corporations based in the Boston area. His most cherished works, however, are the hundreds of beautiful photographs he took of his family and friends and the places he loved. These photos are his true legacy.
His job at Consolidated Graphics Corp (Congraf) caused him to move his family to Needham, MA, where he made a new set friends and lots of memories. He worked at Congraf for a number of years until a neurological illness, which impaired his fine motor skills, made him take an early retirement. He bore the onslaught of his illness with very little complaint, and never lost his marvelous sense of humor.
Dom was also a lover of history, Italian movies, all kinds of music (especially jazz), and the Boston Red Sox. The center of his life was, of course, his family. Dom is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Consiglia (Celia) Zarrella Barrasso, his much adored daughters Corinne Barrasso Troiano and Crista Barrasso Williams, their dearest husbands, Mark Troiano and Jason Williams, and his treasured grandson, Joseph Vincent Troiano.
Relatives and friends that would like to celebrate Dom's life are invited to do so at Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, Needham, MA, where visiting hours will be on Saturday, October 26th from 9:00am to 10:30am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Joseph's Church, 1382 Highland Ave, Needham, MA, at 11:00am. Luncheon to follow at Spiga Restaurant, 18 Highland Circle, Needham, MA.
In lieu of flowers donations can be sent in Dom's memory to Paralyzed Veterans of America https://www.pva.org/
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