Donald P. DiMuccio “Donnie”, 74, of North Providence passed away January 5, 2022, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Linda (Pappas) DiMuccio. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Philip and Lillian (Ottaviano) DiMuccio.
Besides his wife Linda, he is survived by one son Donald DiMuccio, one brother, Richard DiMuccio, and one sister, Anna DiMuccio. He was the brother of the late Albert and Philip DiMuccio. Don served as an MP in the United States Army.
Don was an accomplished businessman and founded, along with his beloved best friend and partner, Joe Forte, Total Construction Services, Inc., One Stop Construction, Inc., and New Level Properties in Providence. They were inseparable for over 40 years. Don’s beloved wife, Linda, always joked that Joe was his daytime wife and she had the night shift! Joe’s wife joked that they were like an old married couple. Together they founded The Southside Social Club back in the ’80s and proceeded, along with the members, to produce award-winning homemade wines. Don, along with a few other club members, was an accomplished chef and created weekly feasts and annual holiday “end of season” banquets attended by as many as 150 additional “friends”. Each season of the year Don was busy with one project or another: The fall was winemaking season and wild mushroom hunting and gathering; in the winter one would find him with club members making fine Italian salami, and spicy Sopressata aka “Salami and Soupy” and entering their wines in competition winning well over a hundred awards throughout the years. Springtime he would be busy bottling their wines. Some years they produced and bottled over 600 gallons of fine wines; in the summer you could always find Donnie in the garden. He never stopped. Don was also a proud member of The Santa Maria Di Prada Society, The Rhode Island Master Plumbers and Mechanical Association, The Aurora Civic Association, and supported numerous other organizations throughout Rhode Island.
To say that Don DiMuccio was a much loved man is an understatement. Folks from all walks of life benefited from his friendship and generosity. How lucky we all are to have known him….he will be sorely missed.
Arrivederci, Donnie...fino a quando non chi incontreremo dinuovo…
(Goodbye Donnie…until we meet again….)
His funeral will be held Thursday at 8:30 a.m. from “WOODLAWN” Funeral Home 600 Pontiac Avenue Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. In Our Lady of Grace Church, Johnston. Burial will be private. CALLING HOURS Wednesday 4-8 p.m. Wearing a mask is appreciated. Share memories and condolences at www.WoodlawnGattone.com
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