Donald Carmine Cartonio Sr.

January 5, 1945February 12, 2013

Donald "Don" Carmine Cartonio Sr. Portland, ME

Donald "Don" Carmine Cartonio Sr., 68 years old, of Portland, ME died Tuesday, February 12, 2013 in Portland, ME, surrounded by his wife, his children, and his grandchildren.

Don was born in Portland on January 5, 1945 to the late Carmine and Victoria (Cardilli) Cartonio. He attended local schools and proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp. After his military service, Don joined the Westbrook Police Department. In 1974 he joined the Portland Fire Department, where he was a Firefighter and then later became a Paramedic for Rescue 1.

In August of 1967 Don married his love, Catherine A. Caiazzo. They were married for 45 years and enjoyed raising their 3 children together, and being Nonna and Papa to their grandchildren, who they always enjoyed being around.

Don was a true outdoorsman. He loved to hunt and fish, and trips up north to camp in Chester, ME were always special to him. When he was not out in the woods somewhere he enjoyed the comfort of all styles of music, and even enjoyed belting out a tune every now and then on his trumpet.

Predeceasing Don are his parents and two brothers, Ralph Cartonio and Joseph Quinto.

Surviving is his loving wife Cathy A. (Caiazzo) Cartonio of Portland, a son Donald C. Cartonio Jr. and Jen of Kentucky, two daughters; Sabrina Vail and her husband Robert of Portland, and Nancy Cartonio of Portland, six grandchildren; Antonia, Eddie, Olivia, Sophia, Nicholas, Kaden, and two sisters; Anita Balazano and Mary Conicelli.

A period of visitation for Don and his family will be held this Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St. Portland, ME. A 9:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial for Don will be celebrated on Saturday the 16th at St. Peter's R.C. Church, 72 Federal St., Portland, ME. Burial and committal prayers will follow at Calvary Cemetery in So. Portland.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Don's name to either: The National Museum of the Marine Corps at or the Disabled American Veterans Organization at

Care for Don and his family has been entrusted to the Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home of Portland.


  • Visitation Friday, February 15, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 16, 2013

Donald Carmine Cartonio Sr.

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Phyllis LeMire/Cooper

November 12, 2016

So sorry to hear that Donnie is no longer with us. Now I know why he's been on my mind so much lately. He was a sweet person even when I met him just before he joined the Marines. God bless him!

Peter Ricci

April 15, 2013

So sorry to hear this....R.I.P Don....thoughts & prayers to his family

Johanna Welch

February 16, 2013

It was and honor and pleasure to help in Don's care. My thoughts are with you all in this difficult time.
Johanna Welch RN
Home Based Primary Care Program
Togus, VA

February 15, 2013

OOH-RAH ! Thank you for your service.

Ryan and Stephanie Thebarge

February 15, 2013

To Cathy and all of the Cartonio family. We have been saddened to learn of the death of Don. Please accept our sincere condolences for your family's loss. Cathy, you were always there for me at CB and I remember vividly the stories you would tell me of Don and fishing,hunting, and camp. He will be missed by all who loved him.

Teresa Serappa

February 15, 2013

Condolences for your loss. He was a great firefighter.

David Dugan

February 14, 2013

Very sorry for your loss,our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dave and Dolly Dugan

February 14, 2013

Peace and love to you my dear Cathy and your family.

Love Wayne and Bernice Provencher

February 14, 2013

Sabrina, & Don~
I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad.
May he rest in peace.
Semper Fi~
Warm thoughts,
Betsy Taxiarchis

Bob Beane

February 14, 2013

To the cartonio family.
I worked with Don for many years, on the Fire Department. Please accept my condolences for your loss. He was a good fireman and a friend. I know now that he is, walking in peace, in a better place.And that this world is a little less, for his being gone from it.
Bob Beane