August 24, 1930 - June 13, 2021
Domenick Italiano affectionately known as “Mousey”, icon of family run business “Italiano’s Water Ice” a staple in South Philadelpia, passed away peacefully on June 13, 2021 at home with his loving family by his side. Born to the late Filippo and Teresa (nee: Scutella), he was a United States Army Veteran who served during the Korean War. Upon returning home he met the love of his life Nora and together they settled and raised their family in South Philadelphia. Domenick was a former employee of IBM and was a skilled painter and craftsman that had hands of gold. In the Summer of 1976 opened Italiano’s Water Ice on 12th & Shunk Streets in South Philly and established a Philadelphia tradition that has stood for generations. All have enjoyed the many endless flavors and their famous “Gelati” made with water ice and hand dipped ice cream. He will be remembered for being a perfectionist who kept a clean store front and loved singing. He was a member of the Downtowners Fancy Brigade and was involved in building their floats. Beloved husband of the late Nora (nee: Pizzino) of whom they were married for 42 years. Loving father of Nanci (Carl MacLeod) Italiano, Donna Italiano and the late Frankie Italiano. Dearest grandpop of Alyssa, Domenick Veasey and great grandfather of Domenick Veasey, Jr. Brother of the late Joseph Italiano, Michael Italiano, Nettie Geracitano, Florence Raffa and Assunta Italiano. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Marie Italiano, nieces, nephews and many good friends. Family and friends are invited to his Viewing Thursday 6 to 8 pm at the Murphy Ruffenach, Brian W. Donnelly Funeral Home (3rd & Wolf Streets). Another Viewing will be held Friday 9 to 10 am in Stella Maris Church, 2901 S. 10th Street with his Funeral Mass to follow at 10 am. Burial SS: Peter & Paul Cemetery. In his memory donations may be made to the above-named church.
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