Domenick F. Ciuffo, 85 years old, passed away at his home with his loved ones by his side on Monday, January 2, 2023. Dom was born in Stamford, CT on February 20, 1937 and was the oldest of three sons born to the late Anthony and Assunta LeTizia Ciuffo.
A Stamford native, Dom came from humble beginnings growing up in the South End. To help contribute to his family he began working as a caddie at the nearby Innis Arden Country Club. It was there that his love for the game of golf was forged. He attended Stamford public schools and Stamford High School, where he met and eventually married his wife, Lucy Rose Rubino. The couple settled in Stamford where they would start their lives together and raise their family. Dom was the owner/operator of Deville Coiffures beauty salon in Darien for 50 years before his retirement.
Dom was an easy-going man who was blessed with patience for people and situations. He had an understanding demeanor and a calm way about him. Although he had a stubborn side to him, he was slow to anger and judgement and always accepting and respectful of others and their differing points of view.
He was an avid follower of the NY Yankees and NY football Giants and enjoyed watching PGA matches on his couch with a cocktail in hand. But when it came to sports, he absolutely loved to play the game of golf. It was in his blood, and it served as his escape from the mundane. The members of his regular foursome were like brothers to him, and Sunday mornings at Hubbard Heights were truly his happy place. He loved to play different courses, talking about his latest round, or reliving tight matches he played in and the shots he made or missed. He also enjoyed many rounds of golf played in Vero Beach, FL where he spent a lot of time over the years.
Above all else, Dom’s greatest roles in life were that of a devoted husband, a caring and patient father, and as “Poppie Dom” to his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was just a gentle and easy man to spend time with and to be around. He will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him and will live on forever in their hearts and minds.
Dom was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 45 years, Lucy Rose Rubino Ciuffo, and is survived by his children, Anthony Ciuffo, Suzanne Cingari (Thomas, Sr.), John M. Ciuffo (George Nunno) and Luci A. Santora (Leonard). Dom was blessed with ten grandchildren, Christine (Kelly), Thomas, Jr. (Jenna), Daniel, Matthew (Jeana), John (Alex), Anthony, Jr. (Lisa), John (Sydney), William (Shannon), Madeline and Lucy Rose, and his six great grandchildren, Harper, James, Sammy, Annie, Arya and Simon. Dom loved to root on his grandchildren at their various activities and was very proud of their accomplishments and achievements, and he absolutely adored his great grandchildren.
He also leaves behind his companion of 22 years Annette “Penny” Rich, his brother Anthony Ciuffo (Jeanne), sister-in-law Martha Ciuffo and many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. In addition to his parents and wife, Dom was preceded in death by his brother Michael Ciuffo.
In keeping with Dom’s wishes there will be no calling hours and his inurnment will be held privately.
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