YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Domenico B. Aliberti Sr., 93, of Youngstown, passed away on Sunday afternoon, December 12, 2021.
Domenico will always be remembered as the longtime professor of Italian at Youngstown State University. He was loved by his family and friends for his smile, his outgoing nature, his hard work, and for always being impeccably dressed in costumes (even while gardening).
Domenico was born on February 19, 1928 in the small rural village of RodÃ¬ Milici in the province of Messina, Italy, to Giuseppe and Pasqua (Di Mario) Aliberti.
At a time when most children from poor rural areas could only expect to receive a rudimentary elementary education, Domenico was among the first group of young men in his village to receive a university education after World War II. Domenico received a doctorate in Italian literature from the University of Messina in 1959. Shortly after arriving in the United States in 1960, Domenico began his career teaching foreign languages ââto students, especially Italian. In 1967, Domenico moved with his young family to the Youngstown area and became a professor of foreign languages ââat Youngstown State University, where he touched the lives of many students for 31 years before retiring in 1998.
He was a member of the Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and of the Sons of Italy Lodge.
Domenico had many passions throughout his life. He loved to watch football matches on the Italian channel and attend the activities of his grandchildren. His other passions included his beloved dogs who were like his children, gardening, playing Scopa with his grandchildren and his Italian heritage.
He married the love of his life, the former Rosetta Agnello, in Milan, Italy on December 31, 1958. They shared 55 years of married life together until his death on October 11, 2014.
Domenico will remember his two sons Salvatore Aliberti, who was his caretaker and with whom he resided and Domenico B. Jr. (Darlene) Aliberti from Austintown and three grandchildren Dominic Aliberti, Tiffany (boyfriend Jeffrey Senediak) Aliberti (alias “Stephanie” to grandfather) and Kaylee (Tyler) Caras, her nephew Carmelo (Carol) Puglisi of Wisconsin, her niece Tina (Dennis Creegan) Puglisi-Creegan of Wisconsin, Salvatrice Presti, her last surviving sister-in-law in Italy, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins ââin Italy and friends from all over the world.
Besides his parents and his wife, Domenico was predeceased by his three brothers Domenico (Farinacci), Giacomo and Filippo, his four sisters Angela, Maria, Bernardina and Giuseppa, his in-laws Giuseppe and Maria Puglisi with whom he was very close and his beloved dogs Snoopy, Caesar and Prince.
Family and friends can pay homage on Friday, December 17, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. with a Christian funeral mass that will follow at 10:00 a.m. at Notre-Dame du Mont-Carmel Basilica, 343 Via Mount Carmel Ave, Youngstown, with the Most Reverend Bishop . Michael J. Cariglio as officiant.
The entombment will take place at the Resurrection Cemetery in Austintown.
Arrangements are in the professional care of Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman.
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