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Domenic Antonio Pugh

December 24, 1950 ~ October 20, 2020 (age 69)


Domenic Antonio Pugh, 69, died at home on October 20, 2020 after a courageous battle against cancer. He beautifully waited for his last child to arrive and for his girlfriend to awaken in the morning to hold his hand before he chose to take his last breaths.

Dom is survived by his partner Margaret Plante, his daughters Daniela Pugh, Alexandra Norrlof and husband Petter, Carissa Collins and husband Tom, and son Kyle Pugh and wife Jessica. He is predeceased by his father Edward Pugh and mother Mariangela Pugh. He leaves a sister Rita Ann Mitchell and a brother Joseph Pugh. He also leaves many friends, including longtime friend of 40 years, Walter Godfrey and family.

Dom was born in Ayer, Ma and grew up in Groton, Ma. After graduating from high school, his desire to serve drove him to enlist in the United States military police where he was considered an expert marksman. Following his service, he continued to work for the community as a first responder and patrolman for the Ayer Police Department until he got his contractor license and started his own business, D &A Woodcrafting. His work was known by many for his fine craftsmanship which contributed to his love of cabinetry. Dom found value in sharing his dedication to hard work and attention to detail via mentorship. He stubbornly continued to run his business till the time of his passing.

Dom was kind and generous and steadfastly dedicated to his friends and children. He adored his eight grandchildren and found joy by going behind his children’s’ back and sneaking treats to their youngings. His smile was infectious, and his eyes glimmered any time he had the chance to two-step with his girls. His value of honor is carried out in all his children, especially his son. In recent years he enjoyed travelling and exploring with his partner Margaret and her family which he viewed as his family as well.

Work brought Dom to the North Country of New Hampshire, but the natural beauty and the community he found kept him put and brought him peace to the end. His children would like to express their gratitude for the people of the North Country who shared their graciousness and love for Dom with them during this time of loss.

Per Domenic's request there will be no funeral or service.  The family does plan on hosting a celebration of life in the Spring once Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted.  You can honor Domenic by living your life fully with peace and happiness, a wish he had for all.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to organizations that provide scholarships for those wanting to enter a skilled trade, such as the Mike Rowe Foundation, or towards a veteran’s assistance group, such as New England based Project New Hope.

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