Vincent J. Donald, Jr.
May 19, 1951- Aug 30, 2017
Vincent J. Donald, Jr. 66 of Reading, MA , formerly of Medford, MA, went home to our Lord. He was preceded in death by his parents Vincent, Sr. and Marie (O’Brien- Hurd), as well as his sisters Mary, Maureen and Ruth. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Kathleen D. Donald; son Vincent, III, his wife Karen and his #1 grandson Quinn, who will miss his Papa terribly; as well his beloved daughter Christine and her partner, Mr. Robert Bradley. In addition, he is survived by his brother, Robert, his sisters, Jean and Carol and their spouses. He is further survived by several nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
Vincent was the oldest of 6 children and grew up in Somerville, MA. He worked hard to support his family growing up. He served in the Navy from 1970 to 1974 and was a proud disabled Vietnam Veteran. Upon completion of his service, he and his bride worked hard and raised two children whom he is most proud of. He always made time for his children and attended many of their sporting events after working 18 hour days. As a truck driver, he worked hard to put both of his children through college. His children were among the first college graduates of his family and looking back on this accomplishment, he would tell you was his greatest achievement in life.
During retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. In his last weeks, his excitement of the Sox and Patriots were second to none. Each day he would tell anyone who would listen about a triple play or a walk off home run. Even on his worst days, he never let it show, which is a tribute to his character. At this time, no services are scheduled per his wishes. In the future, his ashes will be intermed at Forest Glen Cemetery in Reading, MA and a celebration of life will be scheduled.
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