By RORY BARBAROSA
Christopher Trevor Dunham and Joseph Anthony Dominguez have announced that they will enter into wedded matrimony on Friday, October 19, in Boston, Mass. The couple, who resides in Wilton Manors, says that the ceremony will take place at 12 p.m. on the Boston Common, with a reception to be held afterwards at the Taj Boston, a luxury five-star hotel that opened in 1927 as the Ritz-Carlton Boston.
Dunham was born in Rockledge, Florida on January 1, 1964. The President and owner, since 1997, of Fort Lauderdale-based Dunham Insurance Services, he attended Stetson University in Deland, and was drafted by the Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball team in 1987.
Cliff Dunn, executive editor of the Florida Agenda and GUY Magazine, said that Dunham is one of the community’s “irreplaceable men.” “I have known Chris since we worked together at Publix in Miramar 30 years ago,” Dunn recalls.
“He and I were on a Publix crew who called ourselves the ‘A-Team’—we thought we were something else,” says Dunn with a laugh. “Chris was the hardest working man I knew, then as now, and he has always used his enthusiasm and drive to the benefit of everyone else around him, his family, his co-workers, his teammates, and everyone who is blessed to know him.”
His fellow groom, Joseph Dominguez, was born on September 30, 1971, at Lakenheath Air Force Base, near Lakenheath, Suffolk, England (United Kingdom). He is employed as an agent at Dunham Insurance Services. The couple has been engaged in a domestic partnership since November 26, 2003.
“Yes, in-house romance,” Dunham acknowledges, noting that “one shouldn’t play in his own backyard” before adding, “well I differ with that.” “I couldn’t be happier for two of my very best friends,” said the couple’s close friend, Irwin Drucker, executive director of the non-profit PYP Foundation. “I wish we lived in a state where they could legally marry right here at home, where we could all be standing proudly with them.”