Our Mission

The David G Devino Sr Memorial blood drive is run annually in August to honor the life and legacy of David G Devino Sr, a kind and successful businessman who was devoted to helping others.  The goal of this drive is to honor his memory by giving back to others, and raising awareness for autoimmune blood disorders and blood cancers.

The Inaugural Blood Drive took place in August 2013, after David’s blood disease relapsed for a third time, and during which he received numerous transfusions on a weekly basis. David and his family were repeatedly informed of blood shortages, and they decided to host a drive and raise awareness to this problem.  Blood donations had kept David alive during each relapse, treatment, and recovery over the last 18 years.  After his passing on July 20, 2014, the 2nd blood drive was run a couple weeks later in August, as a Memorial Blood drive.  The Devino family continues to run a blood drive each August.




David G Devino Sr was an owner and Vice President of Mercury Fuel Service Inc, where he worked for over 40 years.  He grew his father’s petroleum and real estate business along with his brothers, and his primary focus was the retail heating oil division, HVAC, and service departments.  He was highly respected for his integrity, industry knowledge, passion for the business, and desire to uphold the reputation of the 70+ year old company.

David was an extremely talented musician who was gifted with perfect pitch. He began studying classical piano at the age of five.  In his early teens he took up the guitar, and eventually played in several bands including The Finished Product, Phase II, and most recently the Devino Brother’s Ol Skool Horn Band.  He also sang in the Blessed Sacrament Choir and the Naugatuck Valley Community Choir.

David was also a philanthropist, focusing on local Catholic churches, and he was also a member of the Waterbury Lions club, where he received many awards.  In 2008 he received the Lion’s Club Knight of the Blind award, and in 2009 he received the honor of the Order of the Holy Sepulcher at St. Patricks’ Cathedral in New York.



Schedule Appointment

2019 David G Devino Sr 7th Annual Memorial Blood Drive

Tuesday, August 6, 2019   12:30pm – 5:30pm

Chase Collegiate – Upper School Commons

565 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT

Please CLICK HERE for the self service option, or fill out the following form with your desired appointment time, which are available in 15-minute increments:

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Note:  Due to Covid,  the August 2020 8th Annual Blood drive will be postponed.


Short Sleeve T-Shirts will be available at the drive

Size: Small,  Medium,  Large,  XL,  2XL 

$20 donation

Additional donations can be made in memory of David G Devino Sr to the Smilow Closer to Free Fund at Yale New Haven Hospital.