Dominick Michael Lucignano – March 20, 2022

Dominick Lucignano, 63, of Hoboken, NJ, well known as “Coach Dom”, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2022.

He was devoted to, and survived by his wife, Rosanna Lucignano, and his two sons Nicholas and Damiano Lucignano, as well as his daughter, Reily Nobel. He was the son of Mildred and Joe “Cowboy” Lucignano, (both deceased), and was the beloved brother of Tilda Pellegrino, Joseph Lucignano Sr. (deceased) and Rosemary Lyle. He was the beloved brother-in-law of Paula Lucignano, Joseph Pellegrino Sr., Richard Lyle, Anthony Altomare, Lori De Benedetto, Marisa and Louis Picardo, and Richard Altomare (deceased). He was the proud uncle of Joseph Lucignano Jr., Courtney Lucignano Monaghan, Jillian Lucignano (deceased), Melissa Pelligrino Feczer, Joseph Pellegrino Jr., James Lyle, Adam Picardo and Eric Altomare. Dominick is survived by many extended relatives, all of whom were an important, valued part of his life. He had an extraordinary group of deeply loving and supportive friends, and former players to whom he referred to as ‘his extended family’, as well.

Dominick, who was born in Jersey City, was raised and lived in Hoboken for all of his life. He was involved in Hoboken youth sports as a child, played football for St. Joe’s, West New York, in High School, before pursuing his college education and playing football at Jersey City State (now NJCU), and St. Peter’s College (now St. Peter’s University). Dominick proudly served as a Police Officer for the City of Hoboken for 20 years as a Community Police Officer, (CPOP), and as the Police Athletic League (PAL) director before retiring. He was a passionate, devoted football coach at Hoboken High School from 1981 to 1995, before moving on to continue his coaching career at St. Peter’s Prep, in Jersey City.

Dominick was a kind, treasured, generous and valued member of the entire community of Hoboken, admired by many from all walks of life. Dominick had many extraordinary talents and gifts. He truly believed his life’s mission was to be a mentor, and guide the community’s youth to becoming valued, respected and contributing members of society. His mission was accomplished beyond his wildest dreams, and he lived in a state of never-ending gratitude for the people in his life, and all of the gifts and talents bestowed upon him. He was a spiritual man of faith who helped guide the lives of all those he surrounded himself with through his endless love, tireless dedication and compassion for them. His children were his pride and joy. He asked God to grant him the serenity to accept the things he could not change, the courage to change the things he could, and the wisdom to know the difference. In life, and now in his death, he has been granted that peace. He will remain in our hearts forever.


Visitation for Dominick will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 2:00 PM – 7:00PM at Lawton-Turso Funeral Home in Hoboken (Corner of Washington and Seventh Streets). A Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday, March 25, 2022 at 11:00AM St. Francis Catholic Church in Hoboken (corner of Third and Jefferson Streets).  

Lawton-Turso Funeral Home

17 thoughts on “Dominick Michael Lucignano – March 20, 2022

  1. Moose it was an honor to have known you. I loved our talks . You were someone I proudly called a friend . RIP . I guess heaven needed an outside Lber coach

  2. Lord have Mercy…Dom my Brother, I am at a loss for words, you always greeted with a hug and a kiss and even after we hadn’t seen eachother for years when we did it was the same greeting always…My heart is Broken 💔 but you will always have a place there cause you were always a great Brother to me, I will Miss Dearly. My Deepest Sympathy and Sincerest Condolences to your Lovely Lucignano Family. May you “Rest In Peace ” Another Angel in the Lords Kingdom. Your are now reunited with your Brother. Blessings Always…Peace OXOXOXOXOX 😇😓😞🧑🏻‍🚒💔💙⚘🙏🙇‍♂️📿😭😭😭
    Till we meet again “It’s Time To Rest ” I Love You 😢

  3. I am so saddened by this news. While I haven’t seen Dom in many years, I will always remember him as a kind, caring and gentle soul. He was so giving to his community and made everyone feel like he was their big brother. My condolences to Rosanna and the boys, and all who are grieving this tremendous loss. Rest in the sweetest peace, Dom.

  4. Dom had a heart of gold. He loved coaching because he enjoyed teaching young men. He was and always will be a part of my and my son’s life. From the fun times growing up together, hanging out before we were officers, to the times together as police officers and after you were a great friend who remained true to his roots. You are with the angels. Rest in Peace my brother. We will miss you and never forget you.

  5. Dom had a heart of gold. He loved coaching because he enjoyed teaching young men. He was and always will be a part of my and my son’s life. From the fun times growing up together, hanging out before we were officers, as police officers and after you were a great friend who remained true to his roots. You are with the angels. Rest in Peace my brother. We will miss you and never forget you.

  6. Dom had a heart of gold. He loved coaching because he enjoyed teaching young men. He was and always will be a part of my and my son’s life. From the fun times growing up together, hanging out before we were officers, working with you and after you were a great friend who remained true to his roots. You are with the angels. Rest in Peace my brother. We will miss you and never forget you.

  7. Although miles apart and years gone by without contact, our time as besties in high school were memorable. You will forever be remembered as a kind hearted, soft spoken friend. A true Hobokenite all the way. From our vacations in Florida to being the faces in nightclubs, they still put a smile on my face. Heaven got a new coach today and he will without a doubt make a better soul to all those he comes in contact with. God bless you my friend and may God Bless your family.

  8. I’m so very sorry to hear of Dom’s passing. For 17 fun filled weeks we leaned on each other and made it through “Camp Mahwah”. While we haven’t spoken in many years you were always fondly thought of. Rest In Peace my brother.

  9. Dom I was shocked an saddened when I found out about your passing you were a great person mentor ( coach) an even greater friend you always took the timeout to talk even if it was just to say hi 👋 I was blessed to have known you as a person an to have you as a friend you will be missed REST IN PARADISE MY FRIEND 🙏😥

  10. Dom you will be missed. I will always remember and cherish our talks. You touched so many. You were and will be the best.

  11. Dom, I will miss that smile. You had a gift and you shared it with everyone. You will always be in my heart. R.I.P.♥️

  12. Dom
    I miss you already.. Our weekly talks were something I always looked forward to when you called me “brother I knew you meant it. You had two sons who you adored and were proud of when you talked about family especially Damien , Nicholas and of course the love of your life Rosanna your face lite up ,but you have so many of your players you were a father to.If any of your players needed equipment they would go to “Coach Dom” but more importantly you would give all of yourself you’d open your heart to all you cared about. You were all in. I am honored to be considered one of your dear friends a list of friends only a man like you could have. We had so many good times and only a few will know Dom but I’m sorry about your television lolDom I will love you forever. Words can not express how empty my heart is there is a void that now is a little bigger with you and Louie Tag both gone…Friends like you can never be replaced You guys taught me what Cumpy was all about …..Ed Roselle

  13. My sweet Cousin. I will miss our texts. You are now with Paul, Billy and Louis. I love you always.

  14. Never could you find a better friend then Dom, Till we coach again, Rest In Peace brother.

  15. Rest In Peace my dear friend I still hold and cherish the family member PBA card you gave over 20yrs ago you where there when I needed support as well as countless others over 40 yrs of friendship and you always had my back Love&Prayers (Family)

  16. I am so blessed and honored to have known you. You were one of the nicest guys I ever met! A true friend to “G” and I and we both loved you with every fiber of our being. Rest in peace dear friend … we will love you forever. ❤️

  17. So sorry to hear this I knew domicile from st joes years ago. May he rest in peace

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