Donald R. Brouillette

November 16, 1931July 5, 2013

HARWICH- Donald R. Brouillette, 81 died unexpectedly, surrounded by his family on Friday, July 5th at Cape Cod Hospital. He was the loving husband of Michelina( Scappaticci) for 57 years. Don was born in Worcester and graduated from Commerce High School. He attended Clark University and served as a Corporal with the army during the Korean war. After serving in the War, Don held many jobs which eventually led him to his passion in the automotive industry. In 1973, he moved to Harwich with his family, where he managed West Main Street Shell Station in Hyannis. He then managed and operated the West Harwich Shell Station for several years, until opening his automovitve business in 1980 with his son David. Don Brouillette was the owner of Don and Dave's automotive in Dennisport where he worked for 33 years along side his son, David, and grandson, Eric, and many wonderful employees who became part of the family. He chose not to retire, working up until the day of his passing. He loved those he worked with and those he helped. He was devoted to his family, his friends, and his work. His presence at Don and Dave's will surely be missed by all that knew him. Don was an avid fisherman, boater, Gardner and lover of nature. Don was a mentor, friend, and father figure to so many in the community. Don was affectionately known as "everyone's father". In addition to his wife, survivors include three sons, Mark Brouillette, David and his wife Kathleen Brouillette, all from Harwich and Kevin Brouillette and his partner Arthur Waller of Dennis, and two grandchildren, Eric and Emily Brouillette of Harwich, and several nieces and nephews. His parents and two sisters predeceased him in death. His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 10:00 am at Holy Trinity Church, 246 Main Street,( Rte. 28), West Harwich, with a celebration of his life immediately following. Honoring his wishes of cremation, there will be no wake. Memorial donations may be made to Harwich fire/Police or to the Donald Brouillette/ Don and Daves automotive scholarship fund, for the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, automotive department, c/o Citizens Bank 434 Route 134, Cranberry Square South Dennis, MA. 02660


  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Donald R. Brouillette

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July 19, 2013

A bright light in our neighborhood has gone out too soon. Don welcomed me always with kindness. He was a true gentleman. Dave, Eric and family: I wish you joy in knowing that he was a man of quality, character & integrity.

Jim Burns

July 16, 2013

Sorry for your lost, I enjoyed every visit with Don at the garage, even when he told me my truck was in need of some work!, I will miss visiting with him.

July 15, 2013

sorry for your lost he was a great guy and funny too he will be missed jd

Dick Moakley

July 14, 2013

A huge loss to all that knew him. Don always wore a smile and was never too busy to be kind. He will be sorely missed.

Sandra Baylis Hall

July 14, 2013

Hello Mickey & Family...Only learned of Don's passing today. Just so incredibly hard to believe. Easily one of the sweetest and kindest people ever, and I can only imagine the depth of your sorrow. Please know that our thoughts and prayers go out to you now and always. Sandy (Baylis) Hall & Family

Eben Darling

July 10, 2013

I am so saddened by this great loss. Knew Don for many years. I will really miss talking to him on the phone when I call in for service! He leaves a great legacy, all of his kids are such good people. Little Italy, hope you are surrounded with support and great memories. My prayers go out for you and the entire family.

Sally Winter

July 10, 2013

Kathy, Dave, Emily & Eric please know that our thoughts are with you during this sad and difficult time. Love Sally & Steve

July 10, 2013

An honest man who was a pleasure to know
Rest in peace

Russ Goss

Bobbie Lawson Jr and Family

July 10, 2013

Don was one of the best guys in the business to deal with, always there to help with anything. I am sorry to his family for their loss. He did pass a lot of his great traits on to his son Dave, who is a great person as well.

July 10, 2013

To the Brouillette family, My thoughts and Prayers go out to you all! I never knew him but my sisters met him and in talking to Don think we are related. So god rest your soul Uncle Don, wish we had more time to meet and get to know one another. Cathy Reno Brouillet, Provincetown, MA.