Joseph Richard "Joe" Domenico

  • Born: November 9, 1938
  • Died: September 23, 2020
  • Location: Battle Creek, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family

Joseph Richard Domenico passed away peacefully on September 23, 2020 at his home with his loving family by his side.

He was born in Rome, New York on November 9, 1938 to Philip and Lucy (Mack) Domenico. Joe was raised in Rome, New York. Joe honorably served his country in the U.S. Army from 1958-1960. After his service he returned to Rome and met the love of his life Mary Elizabeth. Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Kern were married September 8, 1962 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, in Rome, New York.

Joe was employed by the U.S. Federal Government for 42 years retiring in 2001.

Surviving are Mary Elizabeth Domenico, his wife of 58 years, two sons David Christopher of Fernandina Beach, FL and Jeffrey Thomas (Kathy) Domenico of Hastings, MI; and three grandchildren Matthew, Sebastian and Adrian. Joe was preceded in death by his son Joseph Vincent Domenico on December 5, 1995, his parents and four older brothers, Philip, Sebastian, Samuel and Patrick.

The family of Joseph Domenico want to personally thank Hospice Care of S.W. Michigan for their love, care and concern, especially Christa, Laura and Kim.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by Rev. John D. Fleckenstein at St. Philip Roman Catholic Church for Joe's family. Military Honors and a committal service will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Joe may be made to St. Philip Catholic Church. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at


Condolence & Memory Journal

We are so sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort and strength. Blessings.

Posted by Joe and Lindy Kurti - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   October 05, 2020

Joe was such a kind man.. To his family, may your many happy memories comfort you.

Posted by Barb Myckowiak - Charlotte, MI - Coworker   September 29, 2020

Joe was a very kind man with a great sense of humor. He was my boss a couple of different times during my years working at the Federal Center. He was a great man to work for. He talked often of his lovely wife and his boys.

Posted by Barbara Engelhard - Battle Creek, MI - Coworker   September 28, 2020

Joe was a special co-worker. He was well respected and loved by so many of us from the Federal Center. I only have good memories of him. May he rest in peace. May God bring peace and comfort to the family.

Posted by Ruth Hetletvedt - Battle Creek, MI - Coworker   September 27, 2020

Mrs. D and family, it's sad to hear of Joe's passing. He was a big part of my life. Not only because we've known each other since the 60's but Joe helped me in my career, by far, more than anyone else. Of that, I am very grateful. We've shared a lot of good memories. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and may God bring peace to you and your family.

Posted by Mike Pecci - Nashville, MI - Friend   September 27, 2020

Such a sad day to hear that joe had passed. He had been a friend for so long. Prayers to his family. Joe will be sorely missed.

Posted by Gary Redditt - BattLe creek, MI - friend   September 27, 2020

Joe was such a wonderful man. He was funny and wise! He helped me a lot as a young employee and a newly wed. I remember asking him for help with filling out life insurance paperwork. He said very seriously you don't want too much insurance because you don't want anyone to think your worth more dead I said- whaaat? My husband and and are in love forever nothing like that would happen He said well a lot of people thought that! And then busted out laughing! He showed me how to read the Wall Street journal investment section. He was so patient. I will never forget his guidance or the kindness he showed.

Posted by Sharon Johnson - Battle Creek, MI - Coworker   September 26, 2020

I was sorry to hear about Joe's passing, he was a hell of a good guy and a great friend. As a matter of fact he was one of my best friends when I lived in Battle Creek. We had worked together on many projects at the Federal Center and he was always a great achiever.

Posted by Warren Wharton - Centerville, OH   September 26, 2020

There are no words to take away the pain, but I hope knowing others care will bring you comfort
Love the Trunick Family

Posted by Margaret Trunick - Cold Spring, KY - Family Friend   September 26, 2020

My sympathies to Joe's family. I knew Joe from the Federal Center. He was a great person

Posted by Gerri Lyman - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   September 26, 2020

Very sad news, Joe was a great guy. He was my mentor at the Federal Center for the ADP intern program. He became a great friend and role model for me. He will be missed by a lot of folks. Very sorry to hear this sad news. RIP Veteran and friend.

Posted by Jerry Cook - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   September 25, 2020

I can't adequately convey our sadness at the loss of Joe. While sadness fills our hearts, knowing he's in the hands of God now, gives us peace. And we hope, so too Joe's family.

Posted by Andrew Basco - Battle Creek, MI - Coworker   September 25, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember him coming to the office after taking Matthew to the library. He will leave a big void in your lives eventually replaced with good memories.

Posted by Alphia Snyder - BATTLE CREEK, MI - Friend   September 25, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences.

Posted by Deborah Gregory - Scotts, MI - Friend   September 25, 2020