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Don James Bagnaro

June 30, 1956 ~ November 20, 2021 (age 65)


Don James Bagnaro of Oklahoma, passed away on November 20, 2021, at the age of 65 years old. Don was bornin in Oklahoma City to Tony and Rose Marie Bagnaro on June 30th, 1956.

A man of many talents, Don was a natural athlete and enjoyed playing many sports, especially Soccer. He also played the piano and guitar and had an exceptional singing voice. He was known for his great smile, charming manner, an onery sense of humor, and being quite the ladies’ man. He suffered a stroke at the age of 28 but kept up his interest in sports through his favorite teams, The OU Sooners, Notre Dame, The Dallas Cowboys, and his favorite WWE wrestlers. He extended his passion for competition by watching his favorite game shows like the Price is Right, often yelling at the TV when contestants made the wrong choices.

Don was most definitely a “family man”, being part of a large Italian/Irish family. He loved attending family events with all the family and with lots of food, which included his Grandmother Kenney’s Salisbury steak and his dad’s red (Spaghetti) sauce. After his stroke he created his own “colorful” language when he had trouble communicating, which got a laugh from him and the rest of the family.

We are all so grateful and thankful for the loving care that Don’s sister Toni provided to Don over the years. Don experienced a full life because of it.

Don’s warm, loving heart touched the lives of many people throughout his life. He will be deeply and forever missed by all those who knew and loved him. If you told Don you loved him, he would say “I love you… Always!!”

Don was preceded in death by his mom, Rose, dad Tony, a nephew Jason Bartlett, baby Harris, Gloria Robinson, his favorite cat, Patches, and Rollie the dog.

He is survived by siblings Joe Bagnaro and wife Kelly; Judy Bagnaro-Shuart and husband Dan; Perry Bagnaro and Stacey Ferguson; Gina Harris and Husband Donnie; Toni Allison.

Nieces and Nephews Jeff Bartlett and wife Jen, Jaime Bartlett-Dixon and husband Jeremy, Greg Bagnaro, Nick Bagnaro and wife Krissi, Dustin Bagnaro and wife Havilah, Clay Bagnaro and wife Leslieanne, Kyle Harris, Joey Bagnaro and wife Brenna, Laura Suflita and husband Sam, Kenney Harris and wife Thu, Perry Pickard and fiancé Jaymi Eads, Maddie Ferguson

Grand Nieces and Nephews Mirabel Bagnaro, Caeli Bartlett, Zachary Bartlett, Zoey Bartlett, Aiden Bagnaro, Isa Bagnaro, Isabell Bagnaro, Mal Iwanenko, Guerin Dixon, Finn Bagnaro Jason Suflita, Desi Bagnaro, Frankie Bagnaro, Annaleigh Bagnaro, Ella Bagnaro, Charlie Robinson, Addison Robinson.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 PM through 8:30 PM on Monday, November 22, 2021, at the John M. Ireland & Son Funeral Home & Chapel, located at 120 South Broadway Avenue in Moore, Oklahoma.

Funeral services will begin at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at the St. James the Greater Catholic Church located at 4201 S. McKinley Avenue in Oklahoma City. Interment will follow the service at Arlington Memory Gardens, located at 3400 North Midwest Blvd. in Oklahoma City. Services are under the direction and care of John M. Ireland & Son Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be:

Jeff Bartlett
Kyle Harris
Kenney Harris
Laura Suflita
Joey Bagnaro
Perry Pickard

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November 22, 2021

12:00 PM to 8:30 PM
John M. Ireland & Son Funeral Home & Chapel
120 S. Broadway Ave.
Moore, OK 73160

Funeral Service
November 23, 2021

1:30 PM
St. James the Greater Catholic Church (S. McKinley Avenue, Oklahoma City)

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