Donald J. Repetto
- August 18, 1926 - September 9, 2012
- Hopewell Junction, New York
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“Donald was a wonderful person who enjoyed a lot of hobbies. Him being a religious man he must of read the bible daily. John 5:28,29 states "all...Read More »
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“On behalf of my mom Joan, my brother Richard, and my sister Cathy I would like to express our condolences to the Repetto family. We had many happy...Read More »
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August 18, 1926 – September 9, 2012
Donald Repetto passed away after a long and valiant battle with cancer at home in the presence of his family. He was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Helen (Garofoli) in 2005. He leaves behind three sons, Donald (Bernadette) of Endwell, NY; John (Rae-Anne) of Hopewell Junction, NY and Kyle (Lisa) of Southbury, CT. Donald has ten grandchildren; Alaina, AnneMarie, Anthony, Bernadette, Brianna, Donald, Jeffrey, Jonathan, Kenneth and Shane and three great-grandchildren; Andrew, Dominic and Natalie. He also leaves behind a sister and a brother; Mary Husband of Somers, NY and Robert Repetto of Putnam Valley, NY.
Donald was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac, NY and a daily communicant for many, many years. His faith in God and His mercy gave him his strength to battle through his illness which he did with a calmness and dignity that was remarkable to all who witnessed his struggles. It was unusual to find Don without a prayer book or rosary in his hand. He lived his faith every day of his life.
A graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School in NY and a member of the Army-Air Force in the World War II and Korean conflict eras, Donald served his country with dignity and honor.
Don's biggest hobby was building infant cradles for family and friends. Each one was unique and a work of art in itself. He created many, many of these since the first one in 1981 and it would be very unusual to find a Repetto family member or close friend who was not placed in one upon arrival home from the hospital.
An avid sports fan of the NY Yankees, Giants and Rangers, Donald loved watching his sons and grandchildren participating in all sports. He always found something positive to take from every game, whether it was a win or a loss.
A respectful, dignified gentleman with a love for his family and friends, he had an infectious laugh, quick smile and strong faith, he was a role model to all who have known him.