Master Arborist Donald “Don” Alexander Sepe Sr., of Johnston Dies at 76 – GoLocalProv

Tuesday, April 19, 2022


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Donald “Don” Alexander Sepe Sr. 76 of Johnston, previously of Windfall died peacefully and unexpectedly at his home on Friday, April 15, 2022. Born in Windfall on Might 5, 1945 he was the son of the late Antoinette (Portanova) and Carmine Sepe Sr. 

He was the beliked husband of Susan E. (McMahon) Sepe and the proud father of Donald A. Sepe Jr. and spouse Denise, Karen M. McMahon and husband Kenneth, Patricia A. Baird, and companion John Cortellessa, and her late husband Robert Baird Jr., Jason A. McMahon and spouse Christina and his youngest baby who was born on his birthday, Taressa E. McMahon and husband Nelson Salgado. Donald was blessed with many grandyoungsters and was acknowledged and liked by the older grandyoungsters as “Papa” and he was “Papa” to Antonio and Vincenza Sepe, Christopher Yattaw, Alicia Girard and husband Andrew, Erica Kohler and husband Anthony and Alison Baird. His youthful grandyoungsters knew and liked him as “GaGa” and he was “GaGa” to Jose lll and Janetsy Montes, Nevaeh, Nelson, Nayrah and Nina Salgado. As his household continued to develop, Don took on The further position of good grandfather to Viktoria, Arianna, Colin and Aubree. As properly as, Donald is survived by his brcompletely different Michael Sepe and sisters Cheryl Duke and Deborah Sepe.

He was preceded in demise by his brcompletely differents Carmine Jr. and Robert Sepe, and sister Antoinette Andruchuk. Having six siblings, Don took on but ancompletely different position as uncle to his many nieces and nephews.

Don resided most of his life in Windfall shifting to Johnston in 1998. He was the proprietor-operator of D & D Tree Specialists retiring in 2007 after 40+ years as a licensed arborist. He acquired contracts from huge corporations collectively with his primary account, The metropolis of Windfall. Don took good satisfaction in his work and each of his sons started their teaching in what would Discover your self to be the household enterprise. His work included reshifting and grinding stumps, planting timber, bucket truck, and tree care providers. He liked The outdoors and took good satisfaction in his work and enterprise. One buyer summed it up properly “Mr. Sepe is A very personable gents”. Even in retirement, it wouldn’t be unreasonIn a place to see Don arrive On the job websites To oversee.

Don was A exact household man. Whereas retired, he would sit for hours outdoors watching his grandyoungsters at his home. He was In a place To mix his passions For every The outdoors and his household. His love for his youngsters and grandyoungsters was immeasurable. Warmth climate would find Don having fun with Inside the pool Together with his grandyoungsters and he was On A daily basis In a place to Take heed to his youngsters about their travels and adventures. He furtherly loved internet hosting journey celebrations and completely different festivities for household and pals. Don was On A daily basis smiling. His smile would mild up the room and now in passing his mild will eternally shine on these he liked. He Shall be properly missed.

A Mass of Christian Burial Shall be celebrated in St. Robert Bellarmine Church 1804 Atwood Avenue Johnston on Friday, April Twenty second at 10:00 am. Burial will Adjust to in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery Johnston. Visitation is scheduled for Thursday from 5:00-8:00 pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston.