Donald J. Deleppo of Chelmsford

1932 - 2017


March 30, 2017
Dolan Funeral Home


March 31, 2017
10A.M. DFH 11A.M. Church
DFH St. Mary Church

Donald J. Deleppo, 84, of Chelmsford, MA died Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Life Care Center in Acton, MA.

He was married to Carmel Deleppo with whom he celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on December 31, 2016.

Born in Waterbury, CT, he was the son of the late Alfred and Josephine Deleppo. He graduated from the Sacred Heart High School in Waterbury, CT in 1951 and from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont in 1955 with a BS in Biology.

He proudly served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

Donald worked as a system analyst for Mitre of Bedford, MA, retiring in 1993. He had previously worked for the Raytheon Company.

He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church and was a CYO basketball coach.

Donald was a member of the Jaycees, the American Legion, the Knights of Columbus, the Chelmsford Little League, the Chelmsford Girls’ Softball League, the Chelmsford Pop Warner Football League and the Chelmsford High School All Sports Booster Club.

He enjoyed traveling, golfing and playing bocce ball. His greatest joy was attending his grandchildren’s events.

Donald was resident of Chelmsford for many years and a winter resident of Boynton Beach, FL.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Darlene and her husband, Timothy Greenwood of Pelham, NH, Mary Jo and her husband, Bruce Clark of Chelmsford, MA, Darrell and his wife, MaryAnn Deleppo of Eastham, MA, Theresa and her husband, Mark Braga of Hopkinton, MA, and John and his wife, Alayne Deleppo of Franklin, MA; a sister, Lucille Mattaboni of Waterbury, CT; eleven grandchildren, Joseph Greenwood and fiancée, Kristie Mizinski, Rebecca and her husband, Nicholas Russo, Andrew Clark and fiancée Maria McDuffie, Eric Donald Clark, Michael Deleppo and fiancée Mary Degenkolb, Marc Deleppo, Matthew Deleppo and fiancée Patricia Mallory, Michelle Deleppo, Timothy Braga, Kyle Braga, and Sarah Deleppo; a great grandchild, Ezra Deleppo and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours Thurs. 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Fri. at 10am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11am at St. Mary Church. Burial in the Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in his name to St. Michael’s College, 1 Winooski Park, Colchester, VT 05439. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

8 Condolences for Donald J. Deleppo of Chelmsford

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    Sarah C Dinklage


    Dear Darlene, Tim and the whole Deleppo Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
    Our deepest condolences on the loss of your dad.

    Much love,
    Kevin and Sarah

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    Patricia Kuzmak


    Dear Carm and family,
    My deepest sympathy to all of you during this sad time. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely, Pat Kuzmak

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    Lyn Branscomb


    My condolences to all of you. My heart goes out to you and my prayers.

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    Stephanie Perakis


    Dear Terry and family ,

    Heartfelt thoughts are sent your way ❤
    I hope you can find peace in the many
    years you spent with your Dad .

    He will always be apart of your lives :
    Memories are forever .

    Love and sympathy ,
    Stephanie Perakis

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    I am so very sorry for your loss! Please find comfort from a scripture I’m sure you have read several times before but is personal to you now.
    “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)

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    Mary Slattery


    Dear Carm,
    I know how much you love Don and how you cared for him. it’s one step at a time.
    I know he is in a better place, free of pain. I will ask my boys to show him the ropes and I’m
    sure we will be with the ones we love so much someday. May the angels escort Don to paradise.
    Love, Mary Slattery

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    Tin Ying


    Darene, Tim, Becky and Joe

    We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and all your family.

    Tin, Wei Sum and Cho

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