Donald John Cavaliero a lifelong Stamford resident passed away at Stamford Hospital on Tuesday March 8, 2011. He was 65. Born in Stamford, CT on September 16, 1945 he was the son of the late John and Mary Carriero Cavaliero. He graduated from Stamford High School in 1963 and graduated from Northeastern University. Mr. Cavaliero was a self employed painter. He loved to make sausage with his sons and his nephews and was an avid reader. His grandchildren were his greatest joy in life. He is survived by his wife Diane Jost Cavaliero of Stamford, his two sons John Joseph Cavaliero and his wife Lisa, Jason Michael Cavaliero and his wife Melissa and his daughter and best friend Traci Cavaliero; his brother Frank Cavaliero and his wife Chris and his sister Jacqueline and husband John Perrotta. His six grandchildren Samantha, Taylor, Jordan, Brittney, Jayden and Connor. He was also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be held at the Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home 2900 Summer Stamford on Thursday March 10, 2011 from 4 to 8 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at St. Maurice R.C.C. 358 Glenbrook Road, Stamford on Friday March 11 at 10:30 AM. Burial will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society 5 Brookside Drive
Wallingford Center, CT 06492-1822
or to or the American Heart Association
PO Box 417005
Boston, MA 02241-7005
Phone: (609) 208-0020