Sigma Delta Pi Loses a Member of the Orden de Don Quijote

Sigma Delta Pi mourns the loss of Dr. Maria Dominicis, a distinguished Hispanist who left this earth on February 8, 2016.

Dr. Dominicis was inducted into Sigma Delta Pi’s prestigious Orden de Don Quijote on April 18, 2000, and she was a former Chair of the Department of Languages and Literature at St. John’s University, as well as the Director of the Language Lab. The author of many textbooks, adopted by countless universities, including St. John’s, Professor Dominicis was beloved by her students for her knowledge and her wit.

The viewing will take place on Wednesday, February 9th, from  2-5:00pm and 7-9:00pm at Frederick Funeral Home, 192-15 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY (718) 357-6100.

A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Nicholas of Tolentine, 150-75 Goethals Avenue, Jamaica, NY, (718) 969-3226, at 10:30am on Thursday, February 10. The mass will be followed by the burial at Mount Saint Mary Cemetery, Booth Memorial Booth Avenue, Flushing, NY.

Dr. Maria Dominicis is survived by her son Victor Dominicis and her sister Lupe Cantelli and family.

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