February 14, 1941 – July 24, 2018
Nicholas Dono, 77, passed away peacefully at home on July 24, 2018.
He was born on February 14, 1941 to Carmine and Ernestine Dono in Brooklyn, NY.
Never have you met a more impressive man. Kind, compassionate, and cunning wit come easily to mind when thinking about him. Nicholas met the love of his life, Lorraine (Russo) when they were teenagers hanging out in the parks and beaches of Brooklyn, NY.
While working on a degree in physics from Fordham University, IBM recognized his brilliance and hired him. Nick worked to create many patents that helped to develop the computer systems we know today.
The adventurous couple moved away from family and the city life they knew to Dutchess County, NY in 1962. There they had their sons, Richard and Jonathan.
Eventually, they moved to Hopewell Junction where they lived for 30 years before moving to Oneonta to be closer to family. Nick enjoyed his family very much as well as the close friendships that he had. He was very involved in his sons’ lives, coaching soccer, fixing cars, etc. He loved sailing and was an avid tennis player for most of his life.
Nick is survived by his wife, Lorraine, his sons, Richard and Jonathan, his sister, Carmen Bergman, and his grandchildren, Gregg, Matthew, Anya, Jamie, and Beckett, as well as many loving nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to greet the family on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 5-7 pm at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St, Oneonta. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 12 pm at St. Mary’s Church, 39 Walnut Street, Oneonta, with Rev. David Mickiewicz officiating.
Burial will take place at the convenience of the family in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons. Donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research or to Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care. Family flowers are provided by Coddington’s Florist in Oneonta.
To light a candle or send an online condolence please visit www.bookhoutfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.
- Calling Hours Friday, July 27, 2018
- Funeral Mass Saturday, July 28, 2018
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July 26, 2018
You were like second parents to me! I remember the graduations and celebrations! You will be missed and we love you!
July 25, 2018
U were a great coach & great man Coach Nick. I’m sure up in heaven u will b coaching another 1st place team. All our prayers to the Dono Family . 🙏⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️