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Dominic R. Montessi

Dominic Reno Montessi, 67, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2020. Born in Springfield, he was the son of the late Peter & Julia (Mazzarino) Montessi. He was educated in the Agawam school system, then worked as the Facilities Supervisor at Colt Manufacturing in W. Hartford.

Dom married the love of his life, Celeste Rivet, in 1998, and they spent 22 wonderful years together.

He loved his family, hot dogs, old cars, Harley Davidson motorcycles & t-shirts, guns, traveling to the Caribbean & Mexico and Saturday night Pitch games with his in-laws Michael & Carol Rivet, yearly trips to Ogunquit, ME, and especially his 2 cats Antonio (Tony) & Giovanni (GG).

Dominic is survived by his wife, Celeste, 3 sons, Michael & wife Stephanie of CA, Nicholas of Agawam, and Dominic, Jr. of Springfield, daughter, Ashlee of Agawam, brother P. Michael & wife AnnaLisa of CA, sister Nancy Conway of CT, 7 grandchildren, and his dear niece & nephew Charissa & Erik Carr.

Family & friends are invited to Dominic’s Liturgy of Christian Burial, Friday, July 24, 12 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Agawam; masks and social distancing required. Burial will be at the convenience of his family.

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Aug 12, 2020

Extremely saddened to hear of Dominics passing. My deepest condolences to his family. His sense of humor made it a joy to work with him. I will certainly miss him. His faith was always evident and I pray that faith helps sustain his family through this difficult time. Rest In Peace Dominic and thanks for all you did for myself and my family. I will never forget.


William Zielinski
William Zielinski
Jul 22, 2020

Rest in Peace Dom..................your old neighbor Bill Zielinski

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