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January 27, 1972 — March 4, 2018

GOUVERNEUR — Dominick Simione III, 46, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on March 4, 2018 at the Gouverneur Hospital.

Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, at French Funeral Home in Gouverneur, with a funeral service following at 1:00 p.m. officiated by Rev. Beth Quick and military honors provided by the United States Army and the Gouverneur VFW.

Dominick was born on Jan. 27, 1972 in Glens Falls to Dominick Simione Jr. and the late Shelly (Seymoure) Simione. He graduated from Glens Falls High School in 1991 and married Melissa Beck on Feb. 14, 1996 in Glens Falls.

Mr. Simione was a career military man. He served in the United States Army for 23 years, having retired in 2014. Dominick and Melissa moved to Gouverneur in 2006, living there for the past 11 years. During that time, Dominick served 18 months in Iraq and two 1-year tours in Afghanistan.

Dominick was decorated with the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with three stars, the Iraq Campaign Medal with two stars, two Meritorious Service Medals, two Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, two Meritorious Unit Commendations, the Army Good Conduct Medal, two National Defense Service Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, three Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons, Army Service Ribbon, five Overseas Service Ribbons, the NATO Medal, Basic Aviation Badge, Air Assault Badge and Driver and Mechanic Badge.

In his free time, Dominick served as a cub scout pack master for several years and was a member of the Gouverneur VFW Post 6338, where he has served as the post commander for the past three and a half years.

Dominick is survived by his father, Dominick Simione, Jr.; his wife, Melissa Simione; four sons, Nikolaus, Justin, Colten and Gunner Simione; and his brother and sister-in-law, Derrick and Mimi Simione. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, a niece and a nephew.

He was predeceased by his mother, Shelly Simione.

Donations in memory of Dominick may be made to the Autism Society at as a tribute to his two children with autism; or the Gouverneur VFW Post 6338, 100 West Main St. Gouverneur, NY 13642. Condolences may be shared online at

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