Doane Beal & Ames


David H. Tropea

October 6, 1924April 8, 2021

S. DENNIS- David H. Tropea, 96, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 8, 2021. David was the beloved husband of Grace M. (Cicione) Tropea with whom he shared many loving years of marriage until her passing in 2003.

Born in Brockton on October 6, 1924, he was a son of the late Joseph and Celia Tropea. David proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy during WWII. Upon his honorable discharge from the Navy, David went on to work as an Electronics Technician for the federal government at Hanscom Air Force Base for over 30 years. Upon his retirement in 1975, he and his family moved to Cape Cod where they settled in South Dennis.

David ran a part-time TV repair business out of his home and enjoyed working on various projects around the house. Above all, family was most important to David. He was greatly loved, and will be deeply missed by all those that knew him.

David is survived by his children, Frank R. Tropea, Marygrace Cerce and her husband Rickey, Robert M. Tropea and his wife Susan; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Tropea; his grandchildren, Jennifer A. Solano and husband Steve Solano, Danielle, Ashley, John, Rosemary, and David Tropea; great-grandchildren, Sophia, Joseph, Mia, and Carlisle; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, David was predeceased by two sons, David H. Tropea Jr., and Joseph Tropea; and his brothers, Raymond, Joseph and Frank Tropea.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Wednesday, April 14th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Doane Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 729 Rt. 134, South Dennis. A funeral service will be held inside the funeral home at 12 p.m. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, South Dennis. Memorial contributions may be made in David’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA, 02452. To leave an online condolence, please visit


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021


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Richie & Miriam Cicione

April 14, 2021

To MaryGrace Frankie and Robert Uncle Dave was mild soft spoken humble loving man. He was always there to help he was a very special person to are family and to everyone . He will be certainly be missed by all. Love Richie & Miriam

Jack Cicione

April 13, 2021

To our cousins
Your Dad our Uncle was a great man we loved him and have great memories from childhood to present. Driving us to bowling to having family times in fla
Love u guys
Jackie. Richie. And Stevie and our families

Mark and Pam Sullivan

April 13, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to Mary and Rickey and the entire Tropea Family. We hope that your memories of David Tropea will continue to fill you with loving warmth and comfort.

Paula Lloyd

April 12, 2021

Marygrace I am so sorry on the loss of your father,Thoughts and prayers for you and your Family.
Paula Patricelli Lloyd

Jane Casey-Brown

April 11, 2021

Grandpa Tropea was loved by all.He was at every birthday, holiday and family event. He had the best smile.
He loved his family a true patriot and will be truly missed.The best man possible.
He loved going to the beach 🏖 with Rosie
and family.
So many wonderful memories.A true family man, never forget his smile and beautiful demeanor.He is with Rosie now and I am sure he is at peace with her and his family in eternal life with Jesus.
Jane E. Casey-Brown