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Donald Anthony Arago Sr.
  • Passed away on June 10, 2022

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Donald A. Arago, Sr., age 83, of New Smyrna Beach, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2022, at his residence from complications due to Covid.
Donald was born on July 31, 1938 in Providence, RI., a son to the late Anthony and Rosalyn (Medieros) Arago. He graduated from Hope High School and after graduation, he proudly served in the United States Airforce.
On May 22,1982, Donald married the love of his life, Claire Grieco, who survives in the home. Donald ran his own barber shop in Providence, RI., for many years and also worked at Wonder Bread while serving as Vice President of the Teamsters Union for General Motors until retirement.
Donald was a social and active man who was deeply involved in youth little league, fishing, boating, and soccer for the majority of his life, and was inducted into the Fox Point Soccer Hall of Fame. He was an avid Red Sox and boxing fan. He will always be remember for being a happy, fun loving person.
In addition to his wife of 40 years, Donald is survived by one daughter; Elise Falvo and her husband Tony of East Providence, RI., one grandson, Michael Gama, IV of Fort Meyers, FL., his step-children, Linda Chita of Uxbridge, MA., and Glenn Grieco of Edgewater, Fl.
He is preceded in death by his son, Donald A. Arago, Jr., and sister, Audrey Girard.
A memorial mass will be held at 11 am, Thursday, July 7, 2022, at the Catholic Church of Epiphany 201 Lafayette Street Port Orange, Fl. 32127.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests all memorial donations be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital https://www.stjude.org
Interment will be in Rhode Island at a later date.


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  1. Nancy says:
    23 Jun 2022
    Dear Don, you always made me smile and were the bright spot in my day! I know you will be greatly missed and loved. Heaven gained an angel and we lost one. Til I see you again!

  2. Melissa posted an image:
    21 Jun 2022
    Uncle Don you were one of a kind
    Uncle Don you were one of a kind

  3. Melissa posted an image:
    21 Jun 2022
    More fun with Uncle Don ❤️ Love you
    More fun with Uncle Don ❤️ Love you

  4. Melissa posted an image:
    21 Jun 2022
    We always had the best times with Uncle Don, I miss you ❤️
    We always had the best times with Uncle Don, I miss you ❤️

  5. Linda Chita says:
    21 Jun 2022
    Paul and I will forever love you and will cherish the memories of all of our Saturday nights and fun vacations together. You were a very special man who will be missed.

  6. Brian Golden DuCharme says:
    21 Jun 2022
    Dearest Uncle Don, Thank you for all the wonderful memories. The laughter and unconditional love. The songs and the jokes. I was blessed to end up with two Godfather’s and I thank you for welcoming me to share in the forty years of Magic. Continue to watch over us. Rest easy.

    Love,

    Brian

  7. Rick Eilerman lit a candle:
    21 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 21, 2022 at 6:52:55 PM

  8. Rick Eilerman posted an image:
    21 Jun 2022
    Unforgettable times
    Unforgettable times

  9. Rick Eilerman says:
    21 Jun 2022
    The Don! The world is less one wonderful man. R.I.P. Don! You were an inspiration and loving, unforgettable friend. You’ll forever be in my heart! I love you, Don

  10. Loring Murray says:
    21 Jun 2022
    Don you will be missed by so many, including Gail and myself.

  11. Loring Murray lit a candle:
    21 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 21, 2022 at 6:58:33 PM

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