Donald R. Brighenti

Born: Tue., Oct. 30, 1956
Died: Sun., May 27, 2018

Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Sun., Jun. 03, 2018
Location: Crave

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries


Donald R. Brighenti age 61 of Canton, passed away Sunday. He was born in Canton to the late George and Beverly (Flory) Brighenti. He was a 1974 graduate of Perry High School. Donald was an Air Force veteran. He was currently a Development Director having worked for many nont-profits. Donald believed in volunteering his whole life and for everyone to have their own voice. He was also preceded in death by his granddaughter Victoria. He is survived by his daughters Christina Brighenti, Tracy Sutton, grandchildren Donny, Joe, Mikey, brother and sister-in-law Joe and Stephanie Brighenti. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Crave (57 E. Market St., Akron, OH 44308) starting at 2:00 pm.



Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Free delivery to our funeral home & save on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

Jerman D. Price
   Posted Wed May 30, 2018
A Loving and Honorable Legend to a True and Motivated Individual to many. You will truly missed and thanks for always being there for me.

Becky Falb
   Posted Thu May 31, 2018
My condolences to the family. I knew Don through my cousin, Sandi. I'll always have fond memories of him.

Stephanie Nicols
   Posted Thu May 31, 2018
I worked with Don at the YWCA and enjoyed the time with him. He never failed to make me laugh. He was a good and kind man. My condolences to the family.

Doug Gialluca
   Posted Thu May 31, 2018
Don was a true friend and always there when you needed him. He put his heart and soul into every project that he was involved in; and there were many. I have enjoyed many years of Don's friendship and many hours of solving life problems over lunch. He is going to be greatly missed and always remembered.

Shirley & Bob Gambrell
   Posted Fri June 01, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. Don was in our wedding & DJ at our reception. We served in the Jaycees together. Many fond memories. Sorry we won't be able to attend on Sunday. Keeping your family in our prayers.

Kathi Holmes
   Posted Fri June 01, 2018
Donald was a very nice and sweet gentleman I had the pleasure of meeting. Prayers to Tracy and Christine also who are just the sweetest.

Tracy Sutton
   Posted Fri June 01, 2018
It all happened so quick, even the warnings some how you ignored. I feel you knew each day the end was near, that you did not want us to fear so you said a silent good bye for only us to hear. I know your pain is gone,and your voice you have back, so Heavens look out for Dad will be on his mission to continue to give back. Kiss gma for me and give all the family a Italian you always, T

Nellie & Robert Manson
   Posted Fri June 01, 2018
To: The Brighenti Family:
We deeply regret learning of the loss of your dear loved one, but thought you might find these few words comforting. Our hope in seeing our loved-ones again, is heightened by the guarantee cited at Acts 17:31—wherein our Lord Jesus Christ—by his resurrection—makes this certain! Daniel 12:2a, also alludes to this resurrection. However, until the occurrence of that future resurrection—our Heavenly Father Jehovah assures us at Revelation 21:3-5, that death will eventually be a thing of the past! Otherwise, his dear son would have died in vain—wouldn’t you agree? Therefore, for additional comfort, please visit the website and read about the hope for our dead loved ones [“Can the dead really live again?” Or, watch the brief video: “Is There Hope for the Dead?”]. Then, take comfort from the cited Scriptures as you await the realization of welcoming back your loved one to a restored paradise earth!
From: The Manson Family (Ohio)

Cindy Grennon
   Posted Sat June 02, 2018
Trips up home will never be the same...Luv ya cuz...

Renee Hummer Weber
   Posted Sat June 02, 2018
Tracy and Christina- i am so sorry for your great loss. I am sending you Love- keeping you all in Prayer...i knew your Dad WAY back when....but had heard from him on Facebook pretty recently. He is pain free and in Glory. Your memories will carry you through! i love you both- Renee ( Tracy) Hummer Weber

Paula Mastroianni
   Posted Mon June 04, 2018
I just came across Don's obit and am in total shock! Don and I go waaaay back. Every now and then we'd run into each other and talked for long period of time always ending with "We need to do lunch!". He always had a myriad of ideas rolling around his head and was an dedicated fundraiser. I will miss his smile and laugh.
Don was one of the good guys. May he rest in peace.

My sympathies to his family,
Paula Mastroianni

Dave Strobelt
   Posted Mon August 06, 2018
So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Lots of fond memories with Don during our Jaycee years. My prayers go out to his family and friends.

Dave Strobelt

Copyright © 2019 Rossi Family Funeral Home, Inc.. All Rights Reserved.    | Website by CFS |