AMerican Veteran 11

David R. Donald

March 26, 2022

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David R. Donald, a lifelong Needham resident, passed away at his home on March 26, 2022.  He was 91.

Dave served in the US Coast Guard during the Korean War and had worked in the banking industry for over 30 years retiring as Executive Vice President of Mutual Bank of Boston. He was very involved in his hometown, having served as Treasurer & Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Needham Charles River YMCA, was a Town Meeting member, Treasurer of the Needham Housing Authority, chairman of the Needham Personnel Board, Trustee of Glover Memorial Hospital, was the first person appointed to the position of Business Development Officer for the Town of Needham. He was also a member of Norumbega & Brookline Lodge AF & AM, the Newton Lions Club and the Needham Grange #357

Dave was the husband of the late Jo-Ann (Marks) Donald and is survived by his daughter Joy Nickerson of Needham, his son Thomas Donald of Medfield, his grandchildren Kyle D. and Blair D. Nickerson and his wife Leah and Kenneth M. and Eric J. Donald and his great grandson Logan James Nickerson. He was the son of the late Thomas and Harriet (Pike) Donald and brother of the late Dorothy Haseltine, Edith Didychuk and Harriet Humberston.

A funeral service will be held on Fri April 1 at 11 AM in the Eaton Funeral Home 1351 Highland Ave. Needham followed by interment with US Coast Guard Honors in Needham Cemetery. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours Thurs 4-7 PM.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Dave to the MSPCA 350 So. Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02130 ( would be appreciated.


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March 31, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Eaton Funeral Home
1351 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

Funeral Service
April 1, 2022

11:00 AM
Eaton Funeral Home
1351 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

Interment with Military Honors
April 1, 2022

4:00 PM
Needham Cemetery
128 Nehoiden St.
Needham, MA 02494

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