DONALD J. WAKEFIELD – RIP BROTHER

“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

Lunenburg:  Donald J. Wakefield 65 of Lunenburg,MA. , passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday October 17,2012 with his family at his side.

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
(978)-342-4712
Our web site is WWW.LCAFH.CO

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.

About jbarry

I am a United States Navy Veteran. I served during the Vietnam War from 1973-1975. I was an Aviation Structural Mechanic "E". I was raised in South Boston "Southie" Massachusetts and I now live in Lancaster, MA. My interests are photography, sailing, building and repairing computers, cars, the great outdoors, traveling and now website design. I recently graduated Mount Wachusetts Community College, I received an Associate of Science Degree in Automotive Technology. I have attended Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston State Collage and Massasoit Community College. I have a CompTIA "A+" Certificate and a CHDP title. I have retired from The Department of Revenue where I was a System Analyst. I have worked for HP under contract to The Bank of America as a Field Engineer.
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