Dominic John Foschia (SPC 1954-60)

July 26, 2021

We are saddened to hear of the passing of well-loved and respected Dominic John Foschia (SPC 1954-60) on May 28, 2021, aged 78 years.

Dominic Foschia, or “Fosch” to his mates.

Dominic’s funeral was held at St Anne’s Church in Sunbury on June 18 and he is survived by his wife Teresa, daughter Elisa and son Mattia and he was a proud grandfather to two.

Dominic, or “Fosch” as he was known to his friends, was a pharmacist in both the retail and hospital area. He owned his own successful pharmacy in Northcote, Melbourne for many years before later in his career, working as a poisons inspector at the Victorian Department of Health.

Dominic was a boarder from Maryborough. He began in 1954 and completed his matriculation in 1959 and again in 1960. He was named an Associate Prefect in 1960. Dominic was heavily involved in College activities, including football, rowing and athletics, as well as public speaking, debating and the Our Lady Sodality.

He was the stroke in the College’s Head of the Lake rowing team in both 1959 and 1960. On both occasions, the team sadly came second behind Ballarat College. However, Dominic was a member of the successful 1st XVIII Football Team which was named BPS Champions in 1960, and part of the training list in the same successful team in 1959. He was part of the dominant Second XVIII Football team, lining up in the centre, during the 1959 season.

Dominic Foschia, pictured in the 1960 Head of the Lake crew.

Dominic was also involved in the athletics program from 1955 to 1958 and was the winner of the B Grade Debating Competition in 1959, as well as recording outstanding success at Alliance Francaise between 1957-59.

Thank you to Old Collegians Jock Lardner (SPC 1955-59) and Brian Dillon (SPC 1954-57) for their help in preparing this tribute.

Dominic Foschia, pictured in the First XVIII BPS Champions Football Team photograph, in the 1960 College Annual.

Dominic Foschia, pictured in his Matriculation class photograph in 1960.