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Dominick Vincent Varano

July 9, 1954 - June 28, 2016


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

June 28, 2016



Birth Date:

July 9, 1954

Birth Place:

Binghamton, New York

Service Information:

Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 12:30 PM at St. James Church, 503 Clark Street, Waverly, New York



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Dominick Vincent Varano

Dominick Vincent Varano, 61, went home to our Lord, Tuesday, June 28 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.

Nick was born on July 9, 1954 in Binghamton, NY and was predeceased by his father Dominick L. Varano and uncle Joseph Varano of Binghamton, NY; aunt, Frances “Dolly” Critelli of Long Branch, NJ; uncle, Frank “Rocky”  Varano of New Smyrna Beach, FL; brother-in-law, Richard Lainhart of New City, NY; and father-in-law, William Lainhart of Vestal, NY.

Gone much too soon, Nick is survived by many people who loved him dearly: his loving wife of 40 years, Karen Varano of Waverly, NY; his son, Dominick Elliot Varano and wife Michele; their daughter, Harper of Waverly, NY; his son, William “Billy” Varano and wife Amy; their son, Luke of Clifton Park, NY; his daughter, Angela Varano and fiancé Michael Tracy of Waverly, NY; and his youngest daughter, Katrina Varano (Hunter Corey) of Waverly, NY; his grandchildren, Harper and Luke, were the lights of his life. 

He also leaves behind his mother, Jenna Varano of Binghamton, NY; brother, James “Jimmy” Varano of Queensbury, NY; brother, Carmine Varano; and sister, Patsy Varano of Binghamton, NY; as well as many beloved cousins in New Jersey, Binghamton, and Florida, four nieces, one nephew, four godchildren, many aunts,  uncles, relatives, and countless lifelong close friends.

Nick was a Veteran of United States Navy, a member of the Castlemen of Conklin, NY, Drum and Bugle Corps and Drum Major in the Apalachin Grenadiers Drum and Bugle Corps, a parishioner of the Blessed Trinity Parish at St. James Church, and above all, a family man. To know Nick, was to know his love of music, both in performing and writing. He played and collaborated with many fellow band mates and very close friends. Those who knew him remember him by his generous spirit, his larger than life heart and personality, and his willingness to help those in need. If you entered his home, you would find him at his table, ready for a conversation, with an invitation to have a drink or share a meal with him. His music would tell you more about himself than he could ever express, and his words and songs will live on in those who cherish his spirit the most. 

Friends and family are welcome to come to a Catholic Mass and celebration of his life that will be held on what would have been Nick's 62nd birthday, on Saturday July 9, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. at St. James Church, 503 Clark Street, Waverly, NY with full military honors to be accorded after the service.  The family is being assisted by Blauvelt Funeral Home in Waverly and those wishing to send a message of sympathy may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at    

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