Domenica Patane D'Ambra

October 19, 1916 - January 18, 2012
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Domenica Patane D’Ambra, 95, of Galveston, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at UTMB Hospital. She was born October 19, 1916, in Tampa, Florida. She and her husband owned and operated A. D’Ambra Grocery for 30 years. Domenica was a member of the San Giovanni Italian American Association and the Catholic Daughters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Anello D’Ambra Sr.; son, Anthony D’Ambra; sister, Nerina Messina; brother, Sebastiano Patane; parents, Giuseppe and Margaret Patane; and stepmother, Domenica Patane.

Domenica is survived by her sons, John D’Ambra and wife, Rose; Joe D’Ambra and wife, Nancy; and Anello D’Ambra Jr.; sisters, Lena Patane Strickland and Anna Patane; brother, Tony Patane and wife, Rosetta; grandchildren: Donna D’Ambra and husband, Rob Dostal; Dr. Anello John D’Ambra and wife, Lisa; Monica D’Ambra Pena and husband, Ray; Domenica (Mindy) D’Ambra; James Malcolm D’Ambra and wife, Amanda; Joseph D’Ambra Jr. and wife, Kim; and Anello John D’Ambra and wife, Maryann; great grandchildren: Heather Lively and fiancé, Brett Morris; Courtney Michele D’Ambra; Cory Joseph D’Ambra; Colton Allen D’Ambra; Megan Denise D’Ambra; Kayla Rene Lackey; James Christopher D’Ambra; Bryan Anthony D’Ambra; Samuel Joseph D’Ambra; and Kayla Ellen Gray; great great grandchildren: Addison Morris, Kacie Shea Goolsby, and Tyler Earl Goolsby; numerous nieces, nephews, and family members in Italy.

Domenica’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Sunday, January 22nd, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A rosary and vigil service will be held at 6:00 pm.

Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am, Monday, January 23rd, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with entombment to follow at Galveston Memorial Park Mausoleum in Hitchcock.

Pallbearers will be Joe D’Ambra Jr, Dr. Anello John D’Ambra, James M. D’Ambra, Robert Dostal, Brett Morris, James Christopher D’Ambra, and Bryan D’Ambra.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. A.J. D’Ambra, Tony Patane, and Joseph Patane.

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Born: October 19, 1916
Died: January 18, 2012

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Rose and Ross Powley posted on 11/30/-1

Ross and I express our sorrow in your loss. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. I will always have fond memories of her. Mom and Dad will have another friend in their circle of friends in heaven looking over us. Love to all the family Rose and Ross Powley


Tina Dambra posted on 11/30/-1

You don't get over it, you just get through it. Your don't get by it, because you can't get around it. It doesn't 'get better'; it just gets different. Everyday... Grief puts on a new face I was truly blessed for having known Domenica


Phil and Freda Apgar posted on 11/30/-1

With our deepest and sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother. She lived a very long life here on earth and now she will inherit eternal life with Christ, our Lord in heaven. May God continue to give you His love and strength during this time of sorrow. Phil and I are so sorry that we will not be able to make the services. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all. Phil and Freda Apgar


Jacqueline Artis posted on 11/30/-1

May each of you find comfort in the words: "May the day soon come when you are so preoccupied with the blessings of Our Father that you won't remember the sorrow of today." (Ecclesiasties 5:20, paraphrased) My sincerest condolences,