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Donald Clark Varanese

March 3, 1935November 2, 2020

Donald Clark Varanese, age 85, of Marco Island, Florida passed away on Monday, November 2, 2020. Donald was born March 3, 1935 in Fall River, Massachusetts to Fortunata Parise and Francesco Varanese.

Don retired to Marco Island in 1990. He enjoyed going to the beach and the company of great neighbors. He enjoyed traveling and the many cruises he shared with his wife Nettie. Donald always greeted you with a smile. He was funny and kindhearted, all traits which will be missed by his family.

Donald is survived by his spouse, Nettie Varanese; sister; Doris Heffernan of Rhode Island, sister-in-law; Virginia Jezouit, sister-in-law; Betty DeGroat and brother-in-law; Robert (Dixie) Bentley; nieces; Lynn (Frank) Criner and Lisa Heffernan. Great niece; Allyson Criner, great nephews Brandon and Evan Criner.

Donald was preceded in death by father Francesco Varanese and mother Fortunata Parise; brother-in-law Robert Heffernan.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hodgesjosberger.com for the Varanese family.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date

  • FAMILY

  • Francesco Varanese, Father (deceased)
  • Fortunata Parise, Mother (deceased)
  • Nettie Varanese, Spouse
  • Doris Heffernan, Sister
  • Robert Heffernan, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Lynn (Frank) Criner, Niece
  • Allyson Criner, Great Niece
  • Brandon Criner, Great Nephew
  • Evan Criner, Great Nephew
  • Lisa Heffernan, Niece
  • Virginia Jezouit, Sister-in-law
  • Betty DeGroat, Sister-in-law
  • Robert (Dixie) Bentley, Brother-in-law

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Jill McKeon

November 28, 2020

My Uncle Don was a warm hearted, generous man. He always had a smile on his face and a hug for you. I will miss him dearly. Love you! Jill

Barbara C Conforti

November 28, 2020

Dear Nettie,
Donald was a much loved cousin. We spent many hours together as children and got into lots of trouble with Grandma Varanese for climbing her fruit trees!
I treasure the time we spent together when Bernie and I were in Naples.
Know that you and Donald are in my daily prayers. He is gone but not forgotten!
Much love,
Barbara

FRED MIRRA

November 10, 2020

WE GREW UP IN COLUMBUS PARK AREA IN FALL RIVER,MA

PLAYED BALL IN THE PARK,WE WERE CHILDHOOD FRIENDS.

MAY HE REST IN PEACE, MY SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY.

earl sanft

November 10, 2020

so sorry about dons passing

FROM THE FAMILY
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