Don passed away on the morning of June 22nd at home in Sudbury MA at 67 years old. He leaves his wife, Pam Akin, his three children; Kelby, Ariana, and Calder Akin, his step-children; Paul Ducey, Virginia Matola-Ducey, Karen Ducey and Sam Leondard; his grandchildren Ricky, Maxwell and Eulalia and his beloved dog Bucky and cat Breaux. Don was also a member of the Edwards Church family where he sang in the choir every Sunday.
Don, owner of the Medieval Manor for over 40 years, along with his cast, received great joy in giving people a reprieve from their daily troubles and a chance to laugh in his kingdom.
Visiting hours: There will be a Celebration of Life service on Saturday, July 1, at 11am at Edwards Church, Saxonville, MA.
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Dear Pam and family, My condolences on Don's passing. His death was included in the Joys & Concerns part of West Concord Union Church's recent services as well as the E-Word. I especially remember the fun he brought to our Sunday Fellowship ministry for adults with developmental disabilities. Best regards, Maureen Mara
May he rest in the Throne of Peace! Through Don and the Manor, Wench Tess was born. I appreciated and respected Don for all he did there and the work he provided to us as actors. It was a crazy place to work for those nine years and never a dull moment. Don worked so hard at what he did. I am sorry for the loss to your family. Calder, please pass my condolences along to Kelby and Ariana. I hope the memory of his life will live on to help you through these difficult times ahead.
So very sorry to hear such a sweet, fun-loving person has left us. Don always knew how to put a smile on everyone's face. I loved my time with him at SUMC, and more so whenever I visited the Manor. A lovely spirit that will live on in sweet memories.
With saddest condolences.
I am so sorry to learn of Don's passing. I have very fond memories of the Akin family at SUMC. Many of us benefited from his giving in so many ways. He was especially kind to my mother and he always brightened her day.
Calder, Kelby, and Ariana, you are in my prayers.
To Don's Family So sorry to hear of Don's passing. I worked with Don on the Education Commission at SUMC. I remember Calder, Kelby, and Ariana as little children in Sunday School. I especially remember Ariana as she was only a few days old when they brought her to church for the first time.
May your dad rest in peace and may you know that he touched many peoples lives. Suzanne Lewis
Many fond memories of Don from SUMC. He played his guitar for sing-alongs, always had a smile on his face and so helpful in so many ways to our church. Very generous with his help feeding those at Rosie's. The couples club had a few different evenings of fun at Medieval Manor, and he always had some of us on the stage doing silly things. Always had that wonderful smile and twinkle in his eyes.
Sympathy to all his family.
Don worked with me and others renovating the Sudbury Methodist Church. He was cheerful when doing difficult projects and always knew they would turn out right. He was handy with hammer and nail. He also donated from his business food for Rosie's Place for many years. He will be missed by those who knew him and especially those who worked with him.
Don was very generous to Rosie's Place and Sudbury U. Methodist Church by donating a salad to be served at Rosie's. He gave us this for many years, making dinner at Rosie's more delicious for hundreds of people. He and his generosity will certainly be missed.
I will miss Don, always plowing the parking lot for us on Old Lancaster road so we could walk our dogs more easily in winter. Seeing him walking through the woods with his bucket and shovel cleaning up the dog poop so it would be a nicer place to walk. Such a generous man with a sarcastic sense of humor. Although I only knew him from my encounters with him and Bucky dog walking, I will miss him greatly. Pam, Bucky and family, Carter and I are deeply saddened and sorry for your loss.
Calder and family, I'm so, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. We had some good times in that office all together- he was such a unique person and I'm sure he will be deeply missed by you and those who loved him most. Deepest sympathies, Jen (Smith) Shubert
To Don's Family and Friends, I only knew Don through Edwards Church choir for a little under a year but he religiously brought his enthusiasm and joy for life with him whenever we talked or worked together. He was always willing to open his heart and add delightful unabashed charisma when needed. His life was too short but his love and passion will live on through his family and friends. My life was changed by knowing him and I will miss him, as will so many. I carry his spirit with me. My best to his whole family. Fondly, Holly
Pam, I am so sorry for your families loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I was very lucky to have known him for the past 12 years he always was a delight to talk with.
My deepest condolences Robin Frykberg
To Calder, Kelby and Ariana,
Our thoughts are with you. We are so sorry to hear this news.
The Powell family
deepest sympathies to you and your family, Calder. Thoughts and prayers are with you and yours during this time of grief.
May he rest in peace. RG
Don was a delightful person to work with.
I always enjoyed our conversations.
May he rest in peace.
To all of you, My days of know Don go all the way back to the days when Medieval Manor was below the Eliot Lounge on Comm Ave. I also had many a dinner with him in Sudbury as I too was living there at the time. Many laughs and good times! I am so sorry of your loss. He will certainly be missed.
Dear Pam & Family, I was so saddened by the news of Don's passing. The short times I did get to spend with him, he was such a sweet and caring man. Always made me feel comfortable in your home. I send my love and prayers, and wishes for you strength, for the coming days. Love you All, Debbie
Pam, I'm sending many prayers and hugs to you, so very sorry for your loss. May Don rest in peace and you all receive comfort knowing he made so many people happy over the years. Lee Tran
Dear Calder, Kelby, and Ariana,
Fred and I are so deeply sorry for the loss of your dad. He was a great neighbor and friend. We will never forget his generosity and his willingness to help out when in need. May G-d rest his soul, and may his memory be a blessing.
Our deepest condolences, Pamela and Fred Bromberg