After a 13 year battle with advanced, metastatic prostate cancer, Dominic Anthony Manarite has finally left this world and crossed over into Heaven.
Dominic was best known on Sanibel and Captiva Islands in the 90’s as Captain Dominic of Janice Too Charters at Castaways Marina, and previously as a favorite bartender at ‘Tween Waters Inn. He also worked at Bailey’s liquor store, “The Grog Shop” in recent years after leaving the charter guide business.
In his younger years, Dominic was an avid auto paint & body man, including owning his own shop in Dania Beach, Florida for several years. He was known by family and friends as being skillful in woodworking, metal work, painting, and almost every other type of tool and material you could name.
Dominic was born in Springfield, MA on April 17, 1942. He was the son of Antonio V. Manarite and Frances P. (Williams) Manarite.
Dominic leaves behind his wife, Jan and their son, Mico. He also leaves behind his son, Tony and daughters, Gina, Carla and Nicole, of Springfield, MA, along with their respective families. He leaves his brother, Michael & wife, Simone – his sister, Addie and her family in Texas – and his sister, Toni and her family in Massachusetts. Dominic passed away peacefully on April 12, 2013 in capable hands of the nurses of Hospice House in Fort Myers, FL. He found great peace in his final months by short, simple prayers with his wife, being read to from books written by those who have had end-of-life experiences, and saying his Rosary in private.
Condolences can be sent to Jan’s family at JManarite@pcri.org. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to PCRI in Dominic’s name.
Read his Memorial in May 2013 Insights: Dominic Manarite Memorial
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