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Obituary of Justine Domineske


Justine Domineske, 98, of Cortland, passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon at home. She was born in Cortland, NY, on May 17, 1926, the daughter of Samuel and Pauline Muncy Dickinson.

Justine made her career working at the Cortland Health Food Store as well as Montgomery Wards Department Store. In her time of leisure, Justine looked forward to attending various plays. She also enjoyed attending her son Bobby’s horse shows and horse races throughout her life. Above all, Justine found the most value in time spent with her family, especially around the holidays and going to family members houses for picnics. She also enjoyed frequent trips to visit family with Sam and Toni.

She is survived by her loving son, Robert Domineske Jr.; nieces Justine “Tina” (Larry) Knickerbocker, Valerie (Greg St. John) Domineske, Francesca Mahar, Connie Domineske; and her nephew Andrew “Drew” Domineske. She is also survived by her great nieces and nephews who would come visit from a far, Jerrod Mahar, Monica Fiorentini, all of the Shanley’s Julie, Ray, Anika and Gavin; Mike Hall and his children Adrian, Bethany and Maggie; and Jason (Sara Oaks) Hall and their daughter Lizzy; Paul (David) Domineske; and nephew-in-law Sam Hall.

Justine is also survived by a special new friend, Meredith.

Justine is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Robert Domineske Sr.; her niece Toni Hall, her niece Francesca’s husband Jerry Mahar and her siblings Bill Dickenson and Eva Pease, as well as Harriette and Paul Domineske who will always be held in a special place in the family’s heart.

A calling hour will be held on Thursday June 20th, 2024 at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc from 2 to 3pm.

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