Dominic X. Hazzard

Dominic X. Hazzard, 33 of North Kingstown, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 25, 2021.

Born in Providence, Dominic spent most of his life in North Kingstown with his mother, Sharon Hazzard and his brother, Jon Hazzard.

Dominic will be remembered as having a great sense of humor and a friend to all that came into his orbit.  A 2005 Rhode Island First Team All-State Basketball Player, Dominic also enjoyed fishing and being around family and friends.  He most recently worked as a cook at Tortilla Flats in Providence.

In addition to his mother, Sharon and her longtime companion Hilton Higgins, he leaves behind his brother Jon Hazzard and his wife Meaghan of Rehoboth, two nephews, Maximus and Cooper Hazzard, and a niece Olivia Hazzard, several aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends.

Calling hours will be held Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am at the Quidnessett Baptist Church, 6356 Post Road, North Kingstown.  A memorial service will be held immediately following at 11:30am.


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Kelly Adkins from Knoxville, TN wrote on February 16, 2021 at 4:52 pm:
I just heard about this and it breaks my heart into a million pieces! Dom was loved and I will miss him more than I can put into words. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers! So sorry for your loss!!
Will rosener from Harrisburg pa wrote on February 3, 2021 at 12:31 pm:
Dom was a great kidd to grow up with. Always was positive in school. I'm so sorry for your loss, just know he's keeping a watchful eye on you guys. Praying 🙏 for everyone
Kim Domsic from Clermont wrote on January 31, 2021 at 6:20 pm:
Sharon and Hazard Family, my sincere condolences. I have many fond memories of Dom and Grant playing basketball together in middle school. We always enjoyed having Dom over at our house, he was kind, gentle and always smiling. May all the wonderful memories you have of Dom comfort you in this difficult time.
Greg Emerson from Cape Coral wrote on January 31, 2021 at 6:05 am:
Dear Hazzard Family, I am sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I just found out yesterday and it hurt me deeply. I know I haven't spoken to Dom in many years, but we were very close growing up especially in High School. There are so many fond memories of great times and laughs shared with Dom, but that was just him. He was always making you laugh, most the time at yourself when he took what was bothering you and kept hammering it until you eventually just got over it. To this day I can still see that big finger just waving in front of my face "no, no." He was a joy to be around and really built up everyone around him. He will surely be missed.
Sarah DosSantos(Bauerle) from Cranston wrote on January 30, 2021 at 5:14 pm:
To the Hazzard Family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I met Dom in 7th grade at Wickford Middle and also joined him at NKHS with the class of 2005. He would always yell out to me in the hallway every time he saw me, surely to embarrass me but also to cheer up my day. We grew particularly closer senior year and into college where our group of friends would hang out quite often and especially the summer after high school. He always made us laugh and was sure to always reach out and check in. We had lost touch the past several years but the last time we spoke, I had gotten a new job and he reached out to congratulate me. He told me his good friend worked there and to make sure to find him and let him know I knew him.. so I would have someone at work to show me the ropes and someone to befriend. That was just like Dom, always making sure everyone stayed connected and to show his support. He was such a bright light and brought joy and laughter into every room he walked into. He will be greatly missed.
M from North Kingstown wrote on January 30, 2021 at 12:53 pm:
One of the kindest dudes I’ve ever known. I wish I could tell him that myself. Dom, thank you for being a light in so many lives. May you continue to shine through - we love you.
Derek Hannon from North Kingstown wrote on January 30, 2021 at 11:34 am:
I remember running track with Dom and his brother Jon always had such great spirits and always so extremely nice . Very sad news hearing about this he will truly be missed.
Matthew Ouellette wrote on January 29, 2021 at 11:46 pm:
Dear Hazzard family, I am so sorry for your loss and the pain you are in. I have great childhood memories playing basketball with Dom. He sure loved to play and compete. My thoughts are with you all.
Matt Macnie from East Greenwich wrote on January 29, 2021 at 10:54 pm:
Ms Hazzard, Jon, and Hilton, I am so sorry for your loss. I know, as you can tell, Dom touched so many people. He was a friend that always reached out first, with all the joking and laughing we would do, he would always amaze me at his ability to really give sincere compliments, his deep insight, always knowing the right thing to say. Dom would know when his friends were upset and was not afraid to open up about himself, which would always make it easier to talk about whatever happened to be on my mind, and to make you know that he cared about you. He was so easy to talk to, no matter what he made sure that we never lost contact, and that I knew that he cared about me. That is something I will have forever and I thank him so much for that. Dom had one of the biggest personalities I’ve ever met, he instantly made everyone feel like they had been friends forever. I have had so many of my friends, from EG and URI, who only met Dom a few times, reach out and tell me what an impact he made on them, and how they won’t ever forget him. I know he left a big impression on my family, especially my 7 year younger brother, for him growing up Dom was like another big brother. Even so many of my little brother’s friends remember Dom fondly and still talk about him, and Dom would always ask and check in on him. No matter who you were, Dom could relate to you and make you feel like you’re old friends. That’s a testament to his deep kindness, and the qualities that made him different and special from other people. Dom will be loved and missed forever. Love, Matt Macnie ps. I have literally over 2,000 photos and videos on my old laptop (taken on a digital camera lol) and most of them are with Dom. I will go through them and send them to you guys. There really are some great documented memories.
Bill Wian from Carlsbad, CA wrote on January 29, 2021 at 9:40 pm:
Dear Dom, My children loved you. They still do.... John and Sharon, please take comfort in knowing that your boy Dom, affected people deeply. He continues to do it today. Peace be with you young Dominic. Bill Wian
Matt Blaser from North Kingstown wrote on January 29, 2021 at 7:24 pm:
I am so sorry to hear this. Dominic was my student in advisory and ninth grade English, and I remember some very funny things he said and wrote, like the time he described jumping off some stairs as a young kid to imitate Superman and breaking a couple of teeth. It’s easy to recall his very vocal sense of humor.
Michele from Barrington wrote on January 29, 2021 at 4:39 pm:
I didn’t know Dom very well as he only worked with us at the Flats for a short time. But he seemed like a nice, sweet funny guy, always worked hard, and never complained. My heart goes out to the family at this very difficult time.
Josi Torres from Pawtucket wrote on January 29, 2021 at 2:57 pm:
Sharon..My sincere condolences to you and your family in this very sad time. Your in my prayer's! May God grant you the strength you need!
Joanne Vincent from Lincoln wrote on January 29, 2021 at 1:45 pm:
Dear Hazard Family, Please accept our heartfelt condolences. We were so shocked to hear of Dom’s passing. He was a pleasure to work with. Kind, helpful, friendly and just an all around sweet guy. He will certainly be missed. With love, The Tortilla Flats family
Antonio from Providence wrote on January 29, 2021 at 1:41 pm:
Really heartbreaking having to hear one of my best friends recently pass away. He was truly one of the best coworker I have ever befriended in my life and now to hear this news is truly mind boggling. I’ll never forget the memories we made along the way inside and outside of work. Prayers go to his family and wife. Rest in paradise my brother.
Buddy Wian from Jamestown wrote on January 29, 2021 at 1:24 pm:
Dear Sharon & Jon, It is challenging to articulate the emotions I have, as I'm sure it is for all of us who knew Dom so well. He was the kindest person, his laughter was infectious, and everyone wanted to be in his presence. When Dom & Jon had a gathering at their house, anyone was welcome, but more importantly, everybody wanted to be there. I have so many fond memories of Dom, such as going to Jay-Z & Kanye concerts, trips to Salve Regina, and watching him dominate at McGinn or Wilson Park. Jon, you were and always will be, the best big brother anyone could ever ask for. Dom idolized you in every shape and form. I sincerely had an affinity towards your brother. I'm going to miss him deeply. Dom (aka Bernie, Tommy), please rest knowing that everyone you came in contact with loved you. Your memory will live forever. - Love Buddy
Leatrice Higgins from Providence, RI wrote on January 29, 2021 at 11:59 am:
With deepest sympathy to you and yours. May your memories bring you comfort
Mary McDonagh from Jamestown wrote on January 29, 2021 at 10:05 am:
Such sad news! Dom was friends with my sons Matt & Michael & it was so nice knowing / watching him grow up! Dom always had a wonderful smile & a kind demeanor. He was a truly good young man & I hope that everyone’s good memories of him will bring comfort! Many blessings! 🙏
Anniebell Higgins from Providence wrote on January 29, 2021 at 9:52 am:
My Sister , My deepest Condolences to you and your family
Regina Reed Tate from Cranston wrote on January 29, 2021 at 9:33 am:
To Sharon and the Hazzard Family So sorry for your loss . We will keep you all in our prayers Regina