Born on March 11, 1958, in Jersey City, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Anthony and Alice (Metzner) D’Addetta.
At the age of 17, he joined the US Army and served as a medic.
He was very active in his church, leading Men’s Ministries, as well as the Royal Rangers. He was the Northeast Sectional Commander of the Royal Rangers. He loved to cook and prepared many meals at his church. He also spent many hours renovating at the Gospel Lighthouse Church. He was dedicated to the Open-Door mission and had an unwavering love for God. He was always available for the men of the Men’s Ministries, no matter the time or place. Douglas touched the lives of so many people and will not be forgotten. He was also an avid NY Yankees fan.
Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Kimberly D’Addetta of South Glens Falls; his children, Danielle D’Addetta of New York, Douglas D’Addetta of New Jersey, Roxanne D’Addetta of Florida, Jade D’Addetta Deany and her husband Taylor of Florida, Spencer D’Addetta of South Glens Falls; two grandchildren, Cambria D’Addetta, Paxton Deany; his brother, Anthony D’Addetta of New Jersey; his twin brother, Dennis and his wife, Jeanine of New Jersey; his sister, Joann Giarratania and her husband, Richard of New Jersey; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He also left behind his best friend and beloved bulldog, Luigi.
It was Doug’s wish that in death, he could help someone else live on, so he generously donated his organs to Donate Life.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 19, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Gospel Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, with Pastor Paul Mead officiating.
A gathering will immediately follow the service and folks are encouraged to bring a covered dish to pass.
In lieu of flowers, Doug requested that donations be made in his name to the Open-Door Mission, P.O. Box 3306, Glens Falls, NY 12801 or the Back Pack Food Program for kids at the Gospel Lighthouse Church, 30 LaCross St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839
Doug’s family gives special thanks to the Glens Falls Hospital and staff for their special care, and Pastor Paul Mead and Chuck Wright for being there, and to the so many others who helped at this difficult time.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.carletonfuneralhome.net.
Arrangements are under the direction of Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.