- "They'll do it fucking tomorrow, my personal guarantee."
- ―Donnie Paduana[src]
Donnie Paduana is a low level associate of Junior's Crew and close friend of Mikey Palmice. Mikey Palmice uses him as an intermediary to seek out contract killers and organize a hit on Tony Soprano. After being given the task, Donnie's contract killers fail to fulfill the job, as there are too many witnesses, which angers Corrado Soprano. Donnie arrives at a clandestine meeting and after Mikey and Chucky talk to Donnie for a moment, Donnie makes a joke saying, "I hear that Tony Soprano's own mother wants him clipped." Mikey tells him that's not funny and Donnie just says, "Tomorrow" to which Mikey replies, "Fuckin' A". Mikey walks back to the car, but doesn't get in, he stands outside the back door and talks to Junior. Junior doesn't share the sarcastic humor that Donnie has. Junior says to Mikey, "I don't like it! This fuckin' guy's big mouthed." Mikey tells Junior, "No, he's OK." Junior persists, "I don't like it! Next time he could be makin' jokes about me." Mikey tells Chucky to tell Donnie, who was in his car, to wait a second. Mikey walks over to Donnie's car and bends down to look at Donnie through the passenger side window, says, "Sorry." and then fires two 9mm bullets into Donnie's head.
- He drives a 1982 Pontiac Firebird