Donald was born to be a dad, pop-pop and a loving husband. Our parents had a fairytale romance. We loved our dad so much. Earliest memories include waiting at the corner for him to return home from work. Later we enjoyed swimming, fishing, hiking, boating and going to his favorite place, Disney World. As he recalled his adventures there, his face lit up brighter than the fireworks. He also loved to take his grandchildren to the zoo or any place their tiny hands led him. He never missed any of their events. Family was everything to him. We really are fortunate to have had him as our dad. He was funny, patient, proud and so loving. Thanks dad for giving us great memories and showing us how to do it right. We will always love you.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; children: Donald Jr., Donna (Scott) McGillivray, and Janet (Mark) Hopkins; his brother, Kenneth; sister, Hazel and Thelma (Tony) Incelli; 9 grandchildren and 7 greta-grandchildren.
Come celebrate 82 family centered years Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Sweeney Funeral Home, 478 Cooper Street, Beverly where there will be a service at 11 a.m. Interment Lakeview Cemetery.