Louis John Donato Obituary Visitation & Funeral Information
Legacy invites you to offer condolences and share memories of John in the Guest Book below. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Family at this time. To the entire Donato Family, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Over decades, Donato also did consulting work for private defense contractors and worked for the federal government. He traveled to six continents and was "a terrific diplomat," his son said.
I was surprised and saddened by this news. My condolences to all of his loved ones. We are sad to announce that on August 23, 2021 we had to say goodbye to John Donato of Logansport, Indiana.
He was cherished and adored by many family members and friends and by all who met him. He was comical, did things his own way, and lived a blessed life. The stories he would share with people would fill them with laughter and joy and the nicknames he would create for his close friends and loved one was truly John’s gift. Besides his loving wife Betty, John leaves behind to cherish his memory his two sons, John C. Donato Jr. and his wife Lindsey of Middlebury and Michael R. Donato of Wolcott. To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one. John also had a passion for golf, having won numerous tournaments with friends, and was proud to finish runner-up in a Club Championship at the Watertown Golf Club.
From breaking news to special features and documentaries, the NewsdayTV team is covering the issues that matter to you. Donato, who lived most of his life in Garden City, was born in Manhattan on Aug. 15, 1920, to Serafina Gama and Nicholas Donato. Stay up-to-date on event information as well as memories shared on John F Donato’s Tribute Wall. Stay up-to-date on event information as well as memories shared on Louis John Donato’s Tribute Wall. Receive obituaries from the city or cities of your choice.
Funeral arrangement under the care ofRans Funeral Homes & Crematory
Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences. We his neighbour will miss him terribly. He always had a smile and a cheerful word for everyone.
- He will be sadly missed by his loving wife and companion, Shirley.
- John was a man of incredible intelligence, warmth and foresight who touched countless lives along life’s journey.
- He was a member of both the New York and Florida Breeders Association.
- Help tell the story of your loved one’s unique life.
Robert I just spoke to you about John and all was well this is just so unbelievable. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.. Michael and I have so many great memories of our visits over the years. We pray that God’s Grace comforts you all. I’m so grateful to have known Uncle John. I can’t think of a time when I saw him, that he didn’t make me smile.
We hope you can take comfort in knowing your Dad is no longer suffering and he is now with your Mom. John and Krissy, We are so sorry about your father. John Was A Great friend And I Will Never Forget Him. Get Updates Sign up for service and obituary updates.
John J. Donato
Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of John Donato to show support. John had a huge heart and a great smile. He was generous and kind, always willing to help anyone in need. A major sports enthusiast, he was never happier than when cheering on his beloved Azzurri and Buffalo Bills. To Robert and the family Rosemary and I are so sorry to hear this news..
John and Betty also loved to visit their second home in Myrtle Beach, where John always enjoyed his morning coffee on the deck while looking out at the ocean. Above all things in life, John loved nothing more than to spend time with his grandchildren, Leonardo and Lucia, whom he adored and cherished. John is predeceased by his parents, John and Emma Donato; son, John; and brother, Frank. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife and companion, Shirley.
He had a way of talking with you that always made you feel special. I know he will be greatly missed by all. He died on Monday of heart failure while visiting family in Marion, Conn., Walsh said.
JOHN DONATO OBITUARY
Most recently, he divided his time between his homes in Eatontown, and Wellington, Fla. John lived an accomplished life both personally and professionally. From humble beginnings, John worked tirelessly to build a thriving construction company.
He was a mentor and even a father-figure to many people, always full of practical life advice and a desire to help others around him become better people from the inside-out. He would regularly give fatherly guidance to many, but especially to his two sons, who he helped mold into the adults they have become. John will be missed dearly by his family and friends. My sincerest condolences to the Donato Family on the sudden passing of your brother, son and dear uncle.
And no one could wear a lime green or pink blazer like he could. Condolences, thoughts & prayers to all family & friends of John. What an outstanding man in so many ways.