Dominic Spartichino (1956-2024)

Dominic Spartichino, 68, of Cambridge, MA, passed away on March 7, 2024, in Malden, Massachusetts. He was born on January 14, 1956. Dominic served in the Air Force for 4 years and later pursued a career as a Dock Master at Harvard Art Museums. He was a graduate of Cambridge Latin High School.

He was a kind, generous, funny, thoughtful, laid back, down-to-earth, and loving brother, father, and uncle. Dominic enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, reading Sci-Fi books, and watching movies.

Dominic is survived by his children, Kristen Spartichino, Dominic Spartichino, and Fatima Spartichino; grandson, Gabriel Spartichino; siblings, William and Cheryl Spartichino, Linda and Timothy Cronin, and Maryann Spartichino-Graham; and numerous nieces and nephews, Kelley, Karen, Billy, Jacqui, Amanda, Richie, Vincent, Gabby, and Nico. He was preceded in death by his sister, Rosanne Spartichino, and his parents, William and Beverly Spartichino.

A service will be held at Boston Cremation, 287 Main St., Malden, MA, on Thursday, March 14th at 10 AM. The funeral home is assisting with the arrangements.


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13 Condolences

  1. Billy Spartichino on March 10, 2024 at 9:18 am

    I miss you so much and you will always be in my heart. Love you my brother.

  2. Cheryl Spartichino on March 10, 2024 at 9:26 am

    Dom I loved like a brother. We could always joke and share stories and laugh. You will be missed dearly. Love you your favorite sister-in law.

  3. Jacqui Camuso-obrien on March 11, 2024 at 8:52 am

    You will be missed so much, thank you for being a wonderful uncle and always giving me an environment to be myself. I will cherish all the memories I have with you. I love you uncle please give my mom the biggest hug.

  4. Ian Callahan on March 11, 2024 at 9:48 am

    It was always good to see Dom on the way into HAM. This was even more true when it became a rare occasion for me to come to campus. He would always ask about my kids and exhort me to enjoy them while they are young. I’m very sorry for the loss of those who loved him. Requiescat in pace.

  5. Justin O'Brien on March 11, 2024 at 10:43 am

    You will be missed Dom. Thank you for all the time we spent together and for making me feel like family. Say hello to everyone for me both your family and mine.

  6. Kathy Sullivan Mallon on March 11, 2024 at 5:12 pm

    I know the loss of Dominic is heartbreaking for his entire family. Although, it’s been many years since I’ve seen him, he was such a nice guy and I remember him fondly. I hope the happy memories will comfort you all during this most difficult time. Love to you all.

  7. Dan F on March 12, 2024 at 9:33 am

    Walking into the Museum and learning the news today was heartbreaking. Dom, thank you for all the bad jokes, and all the times you tried to convince me to leave my job and come work with you guys. You were a hilarious, good friend and you will be missed dearly.

  8. Richard spartichino on March 14, 2024 at 4:21 am

    Thank you uncle for all the fun times and thank you for being the greatest uncle of all time I will miss you so much
    Love card

  9. Richard spartichino on March 14, 2024 at 4:29 am

    Thank you uncle for all the fun times and being the great uncle of all time I love you and you will be missed love card

  10. Richard spartichino on March 14, 2024 at 7:43 am

    Thank you uncle for all the fun times

  11. Binky Graham on March 16, 2024 at 8:24 am

    Dear Dominic: I hadn’t seen you in years since the days you were at Maryann and Steve’s apt. in Cambridge. Maryann and I were out to dinner and I asked for you only to hear a few days later you had passed. Mare was so upset and in shock. I didn’t know how to comfort her but to ask if I could accompany her to your service and what a service it was. In just a couple of days, your family arranged a service I am sure you were proud of. Mare, Billy, Cheryl, Amanda, Vincent, Gabby and Richard while in their sadness showed you great love and respect. No detail left unturned. The prayer cards, the flowers, the sentiment and the words. What they put together in honor of you was so moving. Even in their shock and loss, they managed to make all that attended feel welcome and seen. It was truly a celebration of your life. From the collages of pictures showing how you lived and the family you created and were obviously so proud of, it showed all the roles you played and what they meant to those around you. Your colleagues at Harvard showed their respect through heart warming words in their cards to you and the family and showed up to your service filling the space with their thanks to you for doing a job well done. It was truly moving. How many lives you touched. You looked so peaceful and handsome, it was hard to believe you were gone. I left the service thinking I wish you knew the impact you had but I feel you just may have after being in the company of your loved ones and friends. A life gone too soon but well lived. I hope we all feel that tribute when our own times come. It was so nice being in the company of your family too and meeting your children. You did good Dom. Gabby named the penguin Dommy after you that you gave to Mare when she really needed a lift. It seems that’s what you brought to all you knew, a lift. I just felt compelled to write a message to you that you will not be forgotten and will be missed. I hope you felt the love in your honor…I know I did. My condolences to your family and friends. I don’t say this often in these situations, but I am glad I attended your service and tribute to you; a real heartwarming experience.

  12. Mark Cosgrove on March 18, 2024 at 4:44 pm

    Always one of my favorite people to see and converse with, I’m so sorry to hear of your passing. You were truly an inspiration to many and will be missed but I’ll always remember your friendly smile and kind words.

  13. Brian McCarthy on March 18, 2024 at 11:02 pm

    To the family, I’m very sorry for your loss. We might be related because my aunt Maisie was married to Rocco Spartichino from Cambridge.
    Brian McCarthy

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