Donald Donnie John Cavaliero

September 16, 1945March 8, 2011

Donald John Cavaliero a lifelong Stamford resident passed away at Stamford Hospital on Tuesday March 8, 2011. He was 65. Born in Stamford, CT on September 16, 1945 he was the son of the late John and Mary Carriero Cavaliero. He graduated from Stamford High School in 1963 and graduated from Northeastern University. Mr. Cavaliero was a self employed painter. He loved to make sausage with his sons and his nephews and was an avid reader. His grandchildren were his greatest joy in life. He is survived by his wife Diane Jost Cavaliero of Stamford, his two sons John Joseph Cavaliero and his wife Lisa, Jason Michael Cavaliero and his wife Melissa and his daughter and best friend Traci Cavaliero; his brother Frank Cavaliero and his wife Chris and his sister Jacqueline and husband John Perrotta. His six grandchildren Samantha, Taylor, Jordan, Brittney, Jayden and Connor. He was also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be held at the Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home 2900 Summer Stamford on Thursday March 10, 2011 from 4 to 8 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at St. Maurice R.C.C. 358 Glenbrook Road, Stamford on Friday March 11 at 10:30 AM. Burial will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society 5 Brookside Drive Wallingford Center, CT 06492-1822

or to or the American Heart Association PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005 Phone: (609) 208-0020



  • Visitation Thursday, March 10, 2011
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, March 11, 2011


  • Bouton & Reynolds, Funeral Service, Internment will be held at a later date, St Maurice Church

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March 8, 2012

Well dad it's been a year and I miss you as much today as I did the day you died it's been a tough year but we made it through, the holidays where tough as they will be every year, all your grandkids miss you very much Taylor wrote another letter for gramma for your year anniversary in heaven I haven't read it yet but I will. I miss you and will always love you.


Taylor Cavaliero

April 16, 2011

There hasn't been one day that i haven't thought about you. I love you so much, and i really wish you were here. I never thought this would happen, it doesnt feel real. I really hoped that you would be here for easter, and here to celebrate it with us. The one thing i wish i was able to take back, was the fact that we didnt see you that much. I wish i was able to go back in time, and see you every weekend. I say your name everyday, and have your picture in my room. Papa i love and miss you so much.


Frank Cavaliero

April 7, 2011

I can't believe my younger brother is gone. I keep thinking of the days when we were kids, always fighting and compeating. As I think back, I see nothing but good memories of those days. When you played ball at Lione, and through the football era. Most of all, the days when you became the person who knew everything about everything.

Things will not be the same without you, but I know you are looking down and keeping and eye on everyone.

Your Brother, Frank

April 7, 2011

Uncle Don,

I miss you so much and our lives will never be the same without you. You touched so many people. I feel cheated that I won't have you around for the rest of my life. I will always remember you and how much love you gave to everyone. I feel honored that you were not only my uncle, but my Godfather. I will miss you so much!



Diane Cavaliero

April 7, 2011


Words can't express the terrible heartache I feel. I love you so much and always will. You have given me the best years of my life and our beautiful children and grandchildren. I will miss you forever. You were my rock and I love you and miss you big bunches and more. Your Babe

April 7, 2011


I love you and miss you so much. Nothing will ever be the same. Please watch over us and give us strength.

Your heartbroken sister.


Traci Cavaliero

March 29, 2011

I miss you so much. I wish you were here with us all. Brittney and I always talk about you and how much we love you and miss you so. You will never be forgotten I love you and Brittney loves you so much. RIP Dad until we meet again.


March 29, 2011

You were a wonderful father in-law and a terrific Papa to the girls. It still doesn't seem real that we will not see you anymore. Life will not be the same without you. I will miss you.

David, Lucy and Anthony

March 28, 2011

Uncle Donnie,
Your passing leaves a void in all our hearts. While this causes all of us pain, I know it has eased your own and so I try to be grateful. Your personality was as powerful as your stature, and you're absence will felt in many ways. Our lives will never be the same. We have so many great memories that we'll hold on to. We miss you and we love you.

March 25, 2011

Donnie, I can't stop thinking of you and how wonderful a brother you are. Oh! how I wish I could change things, but I can't. I miss you and as time goes on I miss you more. You will never be forgotten dear brother. Until we meet again.....