“Dom Pettey lives in our hearts and will always be the beloved #11 Hockey Boy of Gonzaga.” -Rosemary Joaquin
Rosemary Joaquin grew up in Washington, D.C. and is a graduate of Georgetown Visitation.
Rosemary knew the Pettey family from Visitation and from Visitation’s first girl’s hockey team in 2013-14 where Dom’s sister, Veronika led the team. Rosemary knew Dom from Seven Locks Pool and through her brother and the Gonzaga High School community. Rosemary was a freshman in college at Elon University in North Carolina when Dom passed from this world. Like so many from the DC area, she felt very far from home but wanted to offer support to the Pettey family even though she was at a distance.
Rosemary said a prayer and composed a song of remembrance for the beloved “Hockey Boy” of Eye Street. She recorded the song on her computer and sent it to the Pettey family.
Five years later, now a musician in Nashville, TN, Rosemary re-recorded her song to commemorate the 5th anniversary of Dom’s passing.
To hear more of Rosemary’s music, visit rosemaryjoaquin.com
All are welcome to attend Holy Mass to celebrate Dominik’s birthday on August 5, 2019.
The celebrant will be Rev. Joseph Cwik, a newly ordained priest for the Archdiocese of Washington. The outdoor 10:30A.M. Mass will take place at the gravesite in Section 24 at Gate of Heaven cemetery.
“The seed of eternity existing in each one of us reacts against death because that seed is itself not reducible to mere matter….For God has called us and continues to call us to cling with all our being to an everlasting share in the imperishable divine life.” — Gaudium et Spes, 18