Obituary / Death Notice a service of ObituaryRegistry.com Name Dominic Saraceno Residence Newton, MA Approx. Date of Death 01/26/2005 Dominic Saraceno of Newton died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at his home. Mr. Saraceno served in World War II, leaving the Citadel College in 1942 after his freshman year to join the Army Air Forces. By July 1944 he had completed his flight training, which included Airborne Commando Training and Jungle Warfare Training Advanced Tactical Glider Course, and received orders to serve in the Pacific Theater as a glider pilot, seeing active duty as a second lieutenant from July 15, 1944, to Dec. 23, 1945. The units he served with advanced from the Philippine Islands, ultimately landing in Japan to oversee the surrender of the Japanese Empire. Mr. Saraceno continued his service in the rank of captain as a reserve commissioner officer, to which he was appointed in July 1957. His passion for flying never died, and he flew his own plane until he was 78 years old. As a businessman and real estate developer, he would frequently fly his associates to New York City in his turbine-converted Bonanza, and in his free time enjoyed flying for fun, at times setting speed records for his plane’s classification (Boston to Montreal). Mr. Saraceno was the founder and president of Kurt Saracen Associates, a Newton-based firm that acquired and developed more than 2 million square feet of office space, including the former headquarters buildings of Parametric Technology Corp., Cullinet Software and the Hilton at Dedham Place. He met his wife in 1957, and the couple originally lived in the Back Bay in one of Mr. Saraceno’s converted townhouses and moved to a carriage house in Newton in 1960, which was restored and featured in a magazine article in 1972. He leaves wife, Ingeborg (Neumann) Saraceno; his son, Kurt Saraceno and his wife, Susan, of Dover; his daughters, Heidi Lawlor and her husband, Anthony, of Sudbury and Leas Saraceno of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; and four grandchildren. A memorial service was held Monday, Jan. 31, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Wellesley. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2042 Beacon St., Newton MA 02468. Arrangements were made by the Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home, Newton Corner.
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