Donald C. Tremblay

Donald C. Tremblay, 78, (Ret. E.P.P.D.), passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021.
Donald was a retired East Providence Police Detective and DCYF investigator.  Prior to his police career, he was a veteran of the United States Air Force, stationed in Okinawa, where he proudly earned a black belt in Uechi-Ryu.
Don is survived by his long-time companion, Christine Frati, daughter, Dana Danehy and her husband Matthew of Mansfield, MA, and son, Stephen Tremblay, and his wife Nicole of North Smithfield.  He was the loving grandfather of Margaret, Grace, Lilian, and Brendan Danehy, and Noelle, Abigail, and Michael Tremblay.  He also leaves his sisters Claudette Goucher and her husband Ken of East Providence, Jean Cardoza of Pawtucket and Debra Leary of Cumberland, as well as many nieces and nephews, who will miss their “Uncle Donald”.  Don was the son of the late Joseph and Cecilia (Henriques) Tremblay and the brother of the late Carol Costa and Gerald Tremblay.
Don was a man of great faith and a communicant of Saint Raymond’s Church in Providence.  He enjoyed golfing, vacationing in Maine, and was a car enthusiast.  Among his favorite pastimes, Don relished spending time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren, and was often the life of the party.
Don touched many with his honesty and sincerity, as well as a great sense of humor and fun-loving attitude, with practical jokes being a particular favorite of his. The loss of such a devoted father, companion, brother, uncle, and grandfather will be felt by so many.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 7, 2021, at 10:00 AM in Saint Raymond’s Church, 1240 North Main Street, Providence. Burial with Military Honors will be held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2021, from 4-7 in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the East Providence Police Beneficial Association, 75 Waterman Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914.


Guestbook

Write a new entry for the Guestbook

 
 
 
 
 
 
Fields marked with * are required.
Your E-mail address won't be published.
It's possible that your entry will only be visible in the guestbook after we reviewed it.
We reserve the right to edit, delete, or not publish entries.
27 entries.
Carl Winquist from BARRINGTON wrote on May 4, 2021 at 7:50 am
I had the pleasure of working with Don for many years. He was a very well respected detective. Don may be out of sight, but, his memory will be in my thoughts forever. Carl Winquist, Ret. EPPD
Carl Winquist from BARRINGTON wrote on May 4, 2021 at 7:50 am
I had the pleasure of working with Don for many years. He was a very well respected detective. Don may be out of sight, but, his memory will be in my thoughts forever. Carl Winquist, Ret. EPPD
Mark S Hayward from Seekonk wrote on May 4, 2021 at 5:55 am
I was very saddened to hear of Don's passing. He was a gentleman, soft spoken and always passionate about what he did. When Mayor, i had the honor and privilege to do ride along with him and he was always gracious respectful and kind to everyone.
Wayne Aldrich from East Providence wrote on May 3, 2021 at 9:56 pm
Chris, Dana, Stephen and family, I am so saddened by your loss, Don was a special friend to me since the day he joined the force, He was a kind and decent man of faith and honor. I wish peace for your entire family.
Gary P Dias from East Providence wrote on May 3, 2021 at 4:34 pm
My sincere condolences to entire Tremblay family. Don was a great person and long-time friend. His many years of service with EPPD and to the City of East Providence will not be forgotten. RIP Brother.
Steve Gianlorenzo from East Providence wrote on May 3, 2021 at 3:51 pm
To the Tremblay Family, I am sorry for your loss.I have had the pleasure of working with and knowing Him for over 40 Years.He was always a Gentleman and always had a joke.May God Bless Him and May he R.I.P.
Sandra Neri from Cave Creek wrote on May 3, 2021 at 3:23 pm
So sorry to hear of this loss. My son-in-law Ken loves him so much and speaks of him dearly. My sympathy is with you all.