12/1/2016 – William G. Dominy, Clayton

Mr. William (Bill) G. Dominy, age 88, died Tuesday, Nov. 29th, at the Samaritan Keep Home where he has been a resident for 10 years.

There will be no public services. Burial will be at Grove Cemetery in LaFargeville in the spring at the convenience of the family.

Bill was born October 25th, 1928, in Plattsburgh, the son of William and Anita St. Denis. He attended Catholic Boys School and graduated from Mt. Assumption Institute in 1945.

He married the former Audrey Kendall on Sept. 24th, 1950, at St. Peters Church in Plattsburgh with Ft. Leo Staves officiating.

Bill worked from 1946-1954 as Manager of the City of Plattsburgh Water and Sewer Dept. In 1954, he became Assistant Superintendent of Public Works. After moving to Clayton in the early 60’s, Bill and his close friend, Doug Schell, bought the car dealership in Clayton owned by Cliff Good, naming it Schell-Dominy. Bill became sole owner in 1963, and retired in 1985 selling the dealership to Pat and Larry Phinney. He also co-owned the B&D Grocery Store and Kleen Center Laundry Mat, selling them in 1999.

He was past President of both the Clayton Lions Club and the Clayton Rotary Club. Bill was on the board of Hawn Memorial Library and the North Country Library for 10 years. He was an honorary member of the Clayton Vol. Fire Department. Bill also served on the Board of Directors of the Key Bank Clayton Branch.

Surviving is his wife Audrey; one sister Eleanor Flither of Ohio; nieces and nephews.

His daughter Lynn, a brother Floyd, his parents and his in-laws, Ralph and Vivian Kendall, all died before him.

Donations can be made in his name to River Hospital, P.O. Box 567, Alexandria Bay, N.Y. 13607.


  1. Julie engle Posted

    Much love very sorry for your loss

  2. Kathy Frickman Strough Posted

    I have very fond memories of Bill. He and Aud and Lynnie were always part of our exteneded family. They would come to the Castle for dinner once a week or so. Bill and I had a special connection with our love of Corvettes. Actually, I guess you could say he “fed” my love for them. Whenever he got one in at the dealership, he’d call and tell me he needed to take it out for a test drive, could I “help” ….. The best thrill was driving his Corvette pace car, out on East Line Rd, after that Christmas Parade. He was a special man, and it was so sad to see his decline in later years. Condolences to Aud and his family.

  3. Audrey..a voice from the past. Maxine, Lucile’s daughter. So many wonderful memories of you and your parents when I was young. I understand the loss of a spouse and my thoughts and prayers are with you today.


  4. Maureen Littlefield Posted

    Audrey so sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember Bill as being such a kind and thoughtful person. He was so good to my mother and I will never forget his kindness. May he Rest In Peace .

  5. Carol Bolio Posted

    To the family of “Million Dollar Bill” That is what I called him as we spent time together at Samaritan Keep Home where I had the great honor of helping Bill with some of his daily tasks! He enjoyed the many letters from his sister Eleanor! His eyes lit up as I read them to him before bedtime! It was a pleasure to be with Bill and thank you to his family for sharing him with us at Samaritan Keep Home! I enjoyed every minute with him! My sincere condolences to his family!

  6. So very sorry for the loss of Bill. That giant amazing smile is forever left in my heart. It was a pleasure taking care of Bill in the Keep Home and he will be missed.

  7. Harry and Patricia Bazinet Posted

    Dear Audrey, Harry and I extend to you our deepest sympathies. Bill was a very kind and caring person and it was a pleasure to call him friend. May your memories bring you comfort. May he rest in eternal peace.
    The Bazinet Family

  8. Steve Fitzgerald Posted

    To a great neighbor I grew up with living at Heritage Heights. I remember the Dominys and Kendalls comming for Christmas dinners for a few years and it was a special time I will never forget. Mr Dominy would help me assemble me and my brothers Christmas toys which my dad sure appreciated! I also loved to ride in his snow plow with him when he plowed all the neighborhood driveways! What a special man he was!!!!

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