Dominick “Nick” Onorato

February 11, 2024
Dominick “Nick” Onorato

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On Sunday, February 11, 2024, Dominick “Nick” Onorato died peacefully in his home in Leland, NC. He is survived by his wife, Janice, daughters Linda Poston and Pamel Onorato, son Gary Onorato, 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Nick grew up as a first-generation Italian living in Yonkers, NY. He always wanted to travel and see the world. He enlisted in the US Navy, and was fortunate to live in London, England, and Naples, Italy. He finished his military service at the Pentagon, where he retired as a Lieutenant Commander in 1969. After retiring, he taught school for a short period of time, and then started working for the US Government in various departments. He retired again in 1985, and became a consultant, eventually developing his own consulting firm.

Nick and Janice enjoyed travelling in the United States and overseas. He enjoyed square dancing with their good friends. In 2017, they decided to move to North Carolina for a milder climate, and enjoyed living in Leland with great neighbors.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, February 20, at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Leland Chapel, 525 Village Road, Leland, 28451, where a Viewing will be held from 1:00 PM until time of services. Interment with military honors will be held at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, February 27, at Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, VA.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to Lower Cape Fear Lifecare, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Please leave online condolence messages for Nick’s family on his Tribute Wall at www.wilmingtoncares.com




Funeral Service

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Leland Chapel - Directions
525 Village Road
Leland, NC 28451

910-383-3511

Visiting Hours

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation - Leland Chapel - Directions
525 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024
  • 1:00 PM

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  • February 17, 2024
    George Albrecht says:
    Nick was a decent and straight-forward kinda guy. Never rough around the edges, easy to talk to, pleasant to be around. That's saying a lot for some Navy guy I only met a couple times. Rest in Peace, comrade. George Albrecht, US Army (Ret)

  • February 17, 2024
    Brigitta Mullican lit a candle:
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  • February 17, 2024
    Brigitta Mullican posted an image:
    Sending my condolences to the family.  I worked for Nick for 7 years while he was with the Department of Health and Human Resources in the Parklawn Building in Rockville, Maryland.
I had the opportunity to visit him in July 2023.  My deepest sympathy to Nick's family and especially Janice.
    Sending my condolences to the family. I worked for Nick for 7 years while he was with the Department of Health and Human Resources in the Parklawn Building in Rockville, Maryland. I had the opportunity to visit him in July 2023. My deepest sympathy to Nick's family and especially Janice.