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Donald DePardo

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DePardo, Donald Cary Sr. of Providence passed away Monday April 6, 2020 at Elmhurst Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center. He was the beloved husband of the late Joyce M. (Robinson) DePardo. 

Donald was born in Providence, son of the late Angelo DePardo and Carmela (Parascandolo) DePardo. He was the brother of the late Ann Marie Morrell of New York City, Livia Swierad of North Smithfield, Edward DePardo and his wife Donna of Milo, Maine, Angelo DePardo and his wife Linda of Fort Myers, Florida, and Deborah Falvo of Johnston. He was the father of the late Christopher DePardo.  Donald is survived by his devoted sons Donald C. DePardo Jr., and his wife Melissa of Warwick, Michael R. DePardo and his wife Rhonda of Warwick, Brian J. DePardo and his wife Christy of Plano, Texas, and Gregory H. DePardo and his wife Jennifer of Cranston, as well as daughters-in-law Beth Adams of East Greenwich and Debra Rowles of Coventry. Donald was the proud grandfather of 15 grandchildren, Alexis, Holden, Donald the III, Michael Jr., Emily, Madeleine, Matthew, Rachel, Sophia, Elaine, Mitchell, Grayson, John, Henry, and the late Esme DePardo.

A resident of Warwick from 2009 until 2016, Donald and Joyce raised their family in Cranston. Donald was a graduate of Mount Pleasant High School, Class of 1961 and a member of Carpenters Local Union 330.  He worked in construction for over 40 years, and also served as Clerk of the Works for the town of Attleboro, MA for many years.

Aside from all the usual formalities above, the Don we know and love was anything but formal. He cherished his family both immediate and extended. He loved cooking breakfast, baking Christmas cookies and talking to strangers. And talk, he could. He was at his best when surrounded by people, especially when their attention was fixed on him. He never missed an opportunity to make people laugh, even making wisecracks at the wakes of departed family members, his wife included. Now he is surrounded by those he loves and those who love him. Despite his health struggles over the last several months, we find comfort in knowing that he is, once again, at his best.

A private burial will be administered. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W. Lilburn, GA 30047.   https://www.lbda.org/

 

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