Edward F. Carter Funeral Home

41 Grand Street, Croton-On-Hudson, NY



February 2, 1930May 4, 2020

Dominick Anfiteatro

Putnam Valley/Croton on Hudson

Dom passed on May 4th to be with our Lord and daughter Andrea.

Dom lived in Putnam Valley but part of his heart always remained in Croton where he was born and raised.

Dom was a kind and generous man who always had a kind word and good outlook for everyone and everything.

He graduated from Croton Harmon High School. He met his wife Patricia Scanlon in 1951 and they were married that same year.

Dom served 4 years as a radioman in the US Navy from 1951 to 1955.

Dom was a hard worker all his life. When he received his honorable discharge from the US Navy he cleared trees for a construction company. He then opened a one room gas station in Croton where the Croton Diner now stands. This building had one small room and a bathroom. It had a lift outside and he worked all hours, late into the night in all kinds of weather, Summer & Winter to repair cars on the outside lift.

After a few years he moved across the street to manage Eddie’s Shell. Eddie loved Dom like a son. His work ethic remained and he worked many 16 to 18 hour days. Eventually he was able to purchase the building and business from Eddie which became Dom’s Friendly Service.

In the late years he purchased the body shop at the top of the hill and it became Croton Auto Body. He had the odd distinction of being born where he worked. His parents lived in a house where Eddie Abrahams eventually built his service station. Dom's dedication to always strive to make a better life for his family was very important to him as was the devotion he had to his customers. Dom also volunteered his time with the Croton fire dept. Hook and Ladder Company and as a member of The Knights of Columbus.

He loved his family with all his heart. He leaves behind his wife of 69 years Pat. His daughter Doreen and her husband Vincent DiMilia, son James and his girlfriend Linda, his son Adam and wife Alicia and his son David. He was predeceased by daughter Andrea last year. He also leaves behind his much loved grandsons Christopher and Michael DiMilia, Dominick Anfiteatro, Andrew, Brian & Matthew Anfiteatro, Michael DiGirolamo, Jake and Jared Friedman. Also his great granddaughter Isabella, sister Amelia and many nieces & nephews.

Dom was a proud member of American Legion Post 505 in Croton and a life long parishioner at Holy Name of Mary church.

Dom was loved deeply by family and friends and we will miss him tremendously.

Due to the Corona Virus a private funeral will be held at Edward F Carter Funeral Home.


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Patti Anfiteatro

May 7, 2020

So many wonderful memories of Uncle Dom❣️ The garage, football games, weddings ,family gatherings, Holiday's and Uncle Dom at the stove cooking scungile & all of the barbaqueing that took place on Watchhill Road come to mind. A kind man, gentle spirited with a huge heart & always a smile...Yes that's how we will always remember you❣️

Sending love, hugs and prayers to Aunt Pat and your family.

With love & respect
Patti & Peter

Anthony Gagliotti

May 7, 2020

So many happy memories of Dom.
Team- mates in sports, .hook & ladder gatherings and a long time friend of the Gaglioti family dating back to our parents on Riverside Ave. Great memories of the Riverside Ave crew when families gathered and shared special times together...will never forget my bachelor party at the Latin quarter's where you and Pat were in attendance.....Johhny Maco, Bose and I had so many great times with you ..We will never forget the good times....

Tony & Ronnie Gagliotti

Susan Rosen

May 7, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of my dear Uncle Dom. Aunt Pat, Aunt Mimi, Doreen, Jimmy, Adam, David, and all my cousins, my heart is so heavy for your loss as well as my own. I am so sorry I can’t be with you, but please know that my heart, love, and prayers are with you now and always. All my love, Susan Anfiteatro Rosen

Margee & Bo Farano

May 7, 2020

There are so many memories of Dom for us, but the selling of Christmas Tress at the old station is a good one! Pop was the "head salesman" and sold all the trees, while the rest of us sat around having a couple of "nips" or two or four!
He was the first to get married and he ended up in everyone of our crew's wedding some how some way. The bachelor party's were fantastic from what we could remember of them. Dom was always there with a ride home.
We all traveled to Virginia to Bart Chic's son's Anthony's wedding and it was the first time we were ever at a wedding with NO BOOZE!! Can you imagine!
No matter when you broke down, anytime, anywhere, dead of winter or sunny summer day, you made the phone call and a little while later that tow truck would show up.
A good friend to all and we will miss him.
Nobby, you rest in peace until we all meet again.
Love and prayers to all of the Anfiteatro family, God Bless.

mary bernal

May 7, 2020

Uncle Dom was a Great person and he will be very missed .
Sending Hugs and prayers to you all. Love you aunt Pat. Mary , Julio and Anthony

Missy and Rich Corvinus

May 7, 2020

When I was in High School in the early 80's I was hired by Dom to work at "Dom's Friendly". He was a great mentor and taught me many things. One day Dom came to me and said let's take a ride. So we jumped into the tow truck and headed up to his house. While I didn't know why, I found out as soon as we got there. Over the weekend he was working in the yard with a backhoe and accidentally backed it into the pool. Well the little tow truck was no match for the backhoe and he eventually had to bring in the some extra help. The fact that he trusted me at 17 years old to help him with what was probably an embarrassing situation, was what I remember most about him. While I ultimately moved on to a different career path, I have taken with me the life lessons he imparted to me about dealing with people. Dom loved people and that was his gift to all of us.
Missy and I have had him and his family as part as our lives for a better part of 50 years, and he will be missed.
Thinking of all of the Anfiteatro's today and sending love and prayers always.

Joe Manco

May 7, 2020

My father was a very close friend of Doms. I remember going to the gas station with my father on Saturdays when I was a kid. My first job was working at Doms Friendly Service as a teenager. He loved his customers, they loved him, and I have great memories of those years. It was always great to see Dom over the years at various Croton events, including my wedding. He was one of the reasons that made Croton a great place to grow up in. Rest in peace Dom.

John Manco

May 7, 2020

I remember the times at the old gas station when we huddled around the 7 inch TV set. The bachelor parties we survived! Dom was the driver for the bride and groom at my wedding. I remember the trips to NY that we took and the fun we had. I will always cherish the yearly trips to Saratoga. I am sure St. Dominick will look after him because he sat by the stain glassed St. Dominick window at Holy Name. God Bless!

Steve Crell

May 6, 2020

My grandmother lived in Croton and always had her cars serviced at Dominick’s, “who she always called Dom”.
My brother and I were taught the meaning of friendly service through this one man and how well Dom took care of her and always had a little time for us punks. When I think of my grandmother, Dom’s friendly service will always come to mind.

Patti Malone

May 6, 2020

When Phil and I moved to Croton in 1976 Dom was one of the first people to welcome us into the community. He was warm and friendly and always smiling! He was truly an asset to Croton. God bless him and our sincerest condolences to his family.


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