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Donald Nick Dejulio

October 8, 2023 — December 11, 2023

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Donald Nick DeJulio of Montrose, CO. Donald passed away on Monday December 11th, 2023, surrounded by his loved ones.

Donald was born in Montrose, CO to Josephine and James DeJulio on October 8th, 1936. In February 1964 Donald married Elaine Peterson, they were married for 53 wonderful years. Donald was a proud Italian descendant of a hardworking farming family. His first job was selling cars for Perry Flanigan in Montrose, CO. He then moved to Grand Junction, CO and worked at Franks Lounge bartending and was the manager of the Royal Inn. He met his wife Elaine in Grand Junction, CO and later moved back to Montrose, CO where they purchased the Chipeta Café and DeJulio’s Restaurant, Lounge and Nightclub. Donald later opened a bakery at Mike’s Market in Montrose, CO and was known for his famous breads and coconut macaroons. Donald and Elaine were active members of the community and always willing to give a hand to those less fortunate. Donald was a devoted and proud family man.

Donald is proceeded in death by his wife Elaine DeJulio, his Father James DeJulio, Mother Josephine DeJulio, and brother Bob DeJulio.

Donald is survived by sister Irene Anders. Children Troy Dejulio, Anthony DeJulio, Nicole and husband Mike Johnston, Angelo DeJulio, and wife Kelley DeJulio. Grandchildren Ashley Roberts, and husband Beau Wildenhain, Alana David and husband Jerad David, Sophia DeJulio, Jackson DeJulio and Jessica Minerich, and Grace DeJulio. Great grandchildren Reese Wildenhain, Reagan Wildenhain, Dawson David, Hudson David, Mason David, and Dani Mae DeJulio.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday December 19th from 6pm – 7pm at the Crippin Funeral Home Chapel, with a Rosary to follow.

Funeral services will be held at 10am Wednesday December 20th in Montrose, CO at St Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Montrose Cedar Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Crippin Funeral Home in Montrose.

The family of Donald wish to extend their sincerest gratitude to Hope West Hospice and his dialysis family at DCI. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hope West.


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