Richard DiDonato, 67, of Punta Gorda FL passed away on March 7, 2019 after a battle with glioblastoma with his wife Barbara, brother-in-law Richard Bean, and Gracie, their dog, beside him. Born in Everett, MA on October 23, 1951, he was the son of Enrico and Angelina DiDonato née Spinelli. Richard was raised in North Andover, MA and lived in Derry, NH, Westminster, VT, and West Bath, ME. He enjoyed their lake house on Moosehead Lake, ME and his hunting camp in Greenville, ME.Richard graduated from the Greater Lawrence Vocational School and became an electrician. He served in the U.S. Navy. He retired as a Project Manager fromE.S. Boulos, Westbrook, ME.
After retiring he and the love of his life Barbara, loved to travel and explore new places in their Winnebago. Richard was an avid fisherman, deer hunter and outdoorsman. He enjoyed boating and fishing the New Meadows River and Casco Bay, in Maine. He especially enjoyed his Lund fishing boat on Moosehead Lake. He had wonderful times four wheeling, snowmobiling, and ice fishing.
Richard was always active, always willing to lend a helping hand. He had a very generous spirit. His smile would light up a room. Richard was like a father to his nephew Matthew. Matthew cherished his Uncle. Your passing has left a deep hole in our hearts. We will miss you more than words can say.
Richard leaves behind his wife of 46 years Barbara; their dog, Gracie; sister, Marie Prime;nephew, Matthew Prime; Brother-in-law, Richard Bean; Niece, Lisa Ross and her husband, Chris and their daughters, Sophia and Maddy; Aunt, Erna Spinelli; cousins, Michele Spinelli, Nickey Spinelli, Bernie Troncosco Spinelli, and Gina Spinelli.
Richard was predeceased by his parents Rick and Angie DiDonato, Brother Victor and Nephew Victor Jr.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kurn Hattin Homes, (a home for children) 708 Kurn Hattin Road, Westminister, VT 05158kurnhattin.org.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.