“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell
OBITUARY / FUNERAL NOTICE
NAME OF DECEASED Donald J. Wakefield
DATE OF DEATH October 17,2012 DATE OF NOTICE : October 23,2012
Donald was born on January 28,1947 in Saco , Maine the son of Elmore and Orilla(Downer) Wakefield and was raised in Maine. He attended and graduated from Kennebunk High School in 1965. Donald enlisted in the U.S Army in 1966 and served in the Vietnam War . He was honorably discharged in 1969.
Donald worked as the night supervisor for Steel Fab for 32 years and the seven years at Ranor Steel retiring in 2012. Don was an accomplished wood carver and he attended many classes at Wood Carver’s Plus. He loved flower and vegetable gardening , vacationing in Maine with family, and baking bread with granddaughter Michaela. He was also an avid fisherman and hunter.
He was a life member of the National VFW, and the Vietnam Veteran’s Chapter 116 in Leominster,MA.
Donald is survived by his wife of 43 years Cheryl (Provencial) Wakefield, his daughter Michelle A. Wakefield of Fitchburg,MA., five brothers, Elmore Wakefield Jr. of Grantham, N.H., Harold Wakefield of Fargo, AZ., Steven Wakefield of Kennebunk, Maine, Gerald Wakefield in Hawaii, and Kenneth Wakefield in South Carolina, one sister Theresa Baggenstoss of Minnesota, his granddaughter Michaela and several nephews and nieces.
A funeral service with Military Honors will be held on Friday October 26,2012 at 2:30p.m. in the Massachusetts Veterans Cemetery, 111 Glenallen St. Winchendon, MA. There are no calling hours .
LAVERY CHARTRAND & ALARIO FUNERAL HOME
99 SUMMER STREET
FITCHBURG, MASSACHUSETTS 01420-5760
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firebase116.org sends our condolences to Donald’s family and friends. He is a Hero that will be greatly missed by all who knew him. RIP Brother.