Donald E. Gabrielli, of Como Park, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on May 1.

Don was deeply committed to coaching and volunteering in the northwest Como community, Holy Childhood Parish and Schola Choir. He enjoyed singing, dancing, bocce, golfing and most important, his family, especially being a loving papa to his eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Theresa, and sister, Geraldine Lobertman. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carmen (née Nelson); sons, Dave (Debra), Dan (Ann) and Doug (Julie); eight grandchildren; and siblings, Gene (Donna) Gabrielli and Paula (Ralph) Curella.

The family would like to acknowledge Sr. Mary Ann Williams for her support and companionship.

Mass of Christian was celebrated May 5 at Holy Childhood Catholic Church, with inurnment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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