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Donald R. Vaillancourt

Born: Tue., Apr. 5, 1932
Died: Sat., Sep. 7, 2019


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 12, 2019
Location: Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home (Lakeville)

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Fri., Sep. 13, 2019
Location: Sts. Martha and Mary Church

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Vaillancourt, Donald R., age 87, of Middleboro, formerly of Wrentham, Brighton, and Hull, passed away peacefully on Saturday September 7th, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

The beloved husband, for 39 years, of Jeannette (Haggerty) Vaillancourt. Devoted son of the Late Raymond and Mildred (Hart) Vaillancourt. Dedicated father of eight children, Steven Vaillancourt and his wife Liz of Marshfield; Diane Richardi and her husband Joe of Braintree; Robert Vaillancourt and his wife Karen of Millersville, PA; Patricia Quill and her husband Jerry of Southborough; Peter Vaillancourt and his wife Joy of Gibsonton, FL; Joseph Hoy and his wife Terri of Middleboro; Gigi Oler and her late husband Rick of Taunton; and James Vaillancourt of Braintree. He will be greatly missed by his siblings; Marion, Jeanne, Lila, Raymond, Robert, and the late Billy, his 17 grandchildren, and his 13 great grandchildren.

Donald graduated Weymouth High School in 1951, where he was an outstanding baseball player. During his 42 years of employment as a sheet metal worker, he tried out for the Cleveland Indians Baseball team, but was drafted into the United States Army. While serving his country he was selected to play baseball for the U.S. Army Team. Donald also loved golf, traveling, and lottery tickets.

Services will be held Thursday, Sept. 12th from 5-8p.m., at Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, 280 Bedford St. (Rt. 18) Lakeville, MA, 02347. The funeral Mass will be Friday September 13th at 10a.m. at Saint Martha & Mary Parish, 354 Bedford Street in Lakeville. Burial to follow at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 2:30p.m.

Donations in his name can be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 100 Myles Standish Blvd, Suite 103, Taunton, MA 02780 -or- Barton Center for Diabetes Education Inc. PO Box 356, N. Oxford, MA 01537.

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Dianna Charlebois
   Posted Mon September 09, 2019
Donald brightened a room with his big smile, bawdy sense of humor, laughter, and big heart. I knew him only a brief time and am thankful for the opportunity. He was a true gentleman who knew how to treat his lady.

   Posted Mon September 09, 2019
My heart breaks for Jeannette and my cousins. I loved Uncle Donald. As I told him many times, he was my favorite uncle and I was his favorite niece!!! I will miss him but I know I will see him again, here on earth in God’s paradise. I look forward to it. Love, Susan.

Nancy Beale
   Posted Tue September 10, 2019
I loved uncle Donald, very much, he was a good man and a great hugger, I'll miss him, like all of us,god bless, love Nancy

Jamie Faverty
   Posted Tue September 10, 2019

SENTIMENTAL THOUGHTS was sent by Coastal Heritage Bank.

Judy Introini O'Brien
   Posted Wed September 11, 2019
Gigi, Joe And Family, May your dad rest in peace. Best to all of you.

Margie Ruggieri
   Posted Wed September 11, 2019
Our hearts are with you all in this time of great sorrow. Donald was truly an incredible person, and his loss is felt deeply by all who knew him.

Best Wishes,
Margie and Jim Ruggieri

Debbie Herndon
   Posted Wed September 11, 2019

DIGNITY IN WHITE PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Jeff and Debbie Herndon.

Dear Peter and Vaillancort Family, Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. In reading the obituary, it sounds like Mr. Vaillancourt was a very special man. Respectfully, Jeff and Debbie Herndon

Nancy Rafferty
   Posted Wed September 11, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the Vaillancourt Family. I have known Jeannette and Jeannette for several years, they will miss Donald as many of us will. It was always a delight to see him.
May Donald rest in peace as now God has welcomed him to his heavenly home. God Bless the Vaillancourt Family.

Doug and Maria Colville
   Posted Wed September 11, 2019

Dear Jeannette,
Your Beloved Don’s passing leaves a HUGE void and a gaping hole in our Hearts! We are heartbroken and grieving for You and for all of us who were Blessed to know and love your sweet, kind, caring, loving, Don. He touched so many of us and we are Thankful and Honoured to have shared his Friendship!
In your sorrow may you feel the love, deepest sympathy and ongoing Friendship that surrounds you and yours and may God, in His Infinite Grace and Love, comfort you and help to heal your aching hearts!
Rest in Peace, Dear Don, You are much loved & sorely missed!

Mary C. Firth
   Posted Thu September 12, 2019
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Mary Firth, Coastal Heritage Bank

Marie Connolly
   Posted Thu September 12, 2019
Jeanette, Gigi, Joe and family,
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear
husband, and father, Donald. God bless you all
and may he rest in God’s hands.

Lee Tanguay
   Posted Wed September 18, 2019
To the Vaillancourt Family,

My heart aches for your loss. Donald was so wonderful and fun, and we had so many great times as neighbors when you lived in Wrentham. I've missed you since you moved away. I'm glad that for all those times I could only stay for a few minutes, it turned into hours, because I came away with some of the most treasured memories ever. Rest easy Donald.

Jean Bowser
   Posted Sat January 02, 2021
Jeannette, I'm so very sorry to hear of Donald's passing. I only met Donald a few times but I feel like I knew him all my life through my conversations with you as well as his genuine warmth and kindness when he came to the Union Office to see you. Both you and Donald brightened up my life during that period of time in my life and I will always be proud to have known you both. You were a great couple.

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