Albert P. Donatio

Born: Sat., Mar. 10, 1928
Died: Mon., May 20, 2019


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., May 23, 2019
Location: Rocco Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Fri., May 24, 2019
Location: Immaculate Conception Church

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Albert P. Donatio

Of Everett formerly of Cambridge, age 91, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on May 20. Beloved husband of Louise (Pasquariello), for over 60 years. Loving father of Albert, Peter and his wife Cyndi, Celia and Paul and his wife Lisa.  Proud grandfather of 6 grandchildren: Evan, Jeanmarie, Micaela, Matthew, Ty and Nicolas.

Born in Cambridge on March 10, 1928, the son of the late Attilio and Maria (Guglietti) Donadio.  Al grew up in Cambridge and was the last survivor of his brothers and sisters Angelina Parker, Americo Donatio, Joseph Donatio, Theresa Trigilio, Josephine DiTrapano, Carmella Errico and Barbara Witham.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.  

Al graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin and served in the US Army as Sargent First Class.  He worked for the General Electric Jet Engine Division in both Lynn and Everett for over 40 years.  He enjoyed bowling, playing music and watching all of his childrens’ sporting events and never missed a game.  He met his wife Louise at a dance and they shared that love of ballroom dancing and made for a very graceful pair.

A devoted husband, father, grandfather, Al cherished time with his family.  He was an avid Boston sports fan.  He was a member of the Gallery Gods for the Bruins for over 20 years in the old Garden. We thank Tom Brady and the Patriots and the Red Sox for giving him so much joy these last years.

In retirement Al got his first dog Ben and they were inseparable. He especially loved going to his vacation home in Wolfeboro, NH. Al and Louise were also able to travel extensively. Some of their favorite trips included Italy, Hawaii, Alaska, France, Spain, Greece, Bermuda, Yellowstone,  Mount Rushmore and countless cruises including the Mediterranean, the Rhine River and throughout the Caribbean.

Al also loved to cook, Italian food of course, and people from all over enjoyed family dinners at their home. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Funeral from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett on May 24 at 9 am. A Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, Everett at 10 am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are Thursday 4 to 8 pm. Complimentary valet parking Thursday at Main Street entrance. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Al’s daughter Celia’s PanMassChallenge ride to raise funds for Dana Farber Cancer Research:

Donate online:  or mail a check to PMC at 77 4th Ave, Needham, MA 02494. Please include Celia Donatio Gift ID CD0044 in the memo.

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Carla Bengtson
   Posted Tue May 21, 2019
Mrs Donatio, Celia, Al, Peter & Paul,
All of my High School sports memories include your Dad. He and your Mom were our biggest fans. I'll keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time.
With much love and sadness,

Tina Rose
   Posted Wed May 22, 2019
Celia, I felt very sad to read of your dad's passing especially after our chance meeting last Saturday afternoon. You mentioned that he might hold on until your mother's birthday and he did. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Tina

Sara Postlethwaite
   Posted Wed May 22, 2019
Donatio Family:
I am so very sorry for your loss, but know that Al is now at peace. Paul shared with me that is where you are as well. He lived a long, wonderful, fullfilling life as a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. May your memories fill your voids and know that many hearts are caring about you.

Christine Falzarano
   Posted Thu May 23, 2019
Dear Louise and family. I am saddened to hear of Al's passing. I will always remember the fun we had on our Fortune 50 trips. We had a great time in Italy which was definitely one of our funniest times. Al was a great guy, loving and caring. He made the best eggplant sandwiches for me.
May he Rest in Peace with the angels and saints.
God Bless you.
Love Christine

Wilma Short
   Posted Thu May 23, 2019
Dear Louise and family - so sorry to hear of the passing of Al. I didn't really know him that well, but I am friendly with Louise and Al and Peter. Both of your boys used to spend many days at my house with my son, Dave, back when they were much younger. I loved to watch Al and Louise dance at the Moose and the Everett Senior Center socials. They moved so smoothly on the dance floor. My sympathies are with all of your family at this sad time.
Best Wishes
Wilma Short

Melissa Hart
   Posted Fri May 24, 2019
Dear Celia and all of the Donatio family,
I am so sorry for your loss and thinking about you and will daily think of all the miles you have already, and will continue to ride for your Dad and to fight cancer.
love and peace, Melissa

Bill profenna
   Posted Fri May 24, 2019
. Sorry to hear about your dad passing always remember him and your mom at the basketball games at EHS very proud of Peter & Paul God bless you alk