Dominic A. Giambona, 79, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2018 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida after an 11-year courageous fight with prostate cancer. He is survived by his wife Laura; a son, William Giambona; a sister, Rosette Fortner; granddaughter, Cristina Peterson; great granddaughter, Kaitlyn; uncle, Louis (Celia) Bartholomew; and many nieces and nephews.
Dominic was born to Nicholas and Lola Bartholomew Giambona. He graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1956. He attended Clarkson University and received his bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University. Initially he worked as a field manager for a building construction company in New York City. In 1965, he moved to Hyde Park, NY and opened a wine store which was one of his passions. The wine store is celebrating it’s 53rd year in business and is now managed by his granddaughter, Cristina. He focused his entrepreneurial skills to investments in commercial properties in the area. In 1975, he purchased the Anderson School, a 100-acre property on the Hudson River, where as the Executive Director he endorsed a plan to form a pilot program for children with autism. Today the Anderson Center for Autism is regarded as one of the premier facilities in the country due to the exceptional leadership and dedication of all of its members and staff. All of the children’s accomplishments were very dear to his heart, and he considered this his legacy.
Dominic was regarded as a sweet, kind, and gentle man. He wanted to thank all that shared his life with no tears, only smiles and love for being part of his journey and making the entirety of it so special. The family is grateful for his many doctors and caregivers (especially Gus) for their care.
A Memorial service will be held on Friday morning, June 1st at 11:00 in St. John the Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul F. Angelicchio as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bottini Funeral Home, 120 W. Embargo St.
Contributions may be made in his memory to TrustBridge Hospice, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407