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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  1. Elaine Cianci on September 1, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Vin was a devoted husband and father who was also a true patriot. I was blessed to have known him and will miss his friendly smile.

    May he rest in peace.

    Elaine Cianci

  2. Maureen, Sean, Maggie and Rory Martineau on September 1, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    He was a fine person. We will miss him dearly. Our hearts are with my Aunt Kathy, cousins Chrissey and Vinny and the rest of our family at this time of loss and sadness.

  3. Luann Sykes on September 1, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Rest In Peace Vinny, you fought a long, hard and courageous battle! My Mom, I Am sure, was waiting for you with open arms and I hope you are both celebrating peace and no more pain and battles to fight. Kathy, Chrissy and Vinny and to the rest of your family, my Dad and I extend our sincerest sympathy and condolences.

  4. Kathy Rotondi on September 2, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Kathy, I remember that first day you moved in and I was sitting on the balcony. You were both beaming with joy and yelled up “we’re your new neighbors!” Vinny was always happy and kind-so fun!
    I’m thankful I knew him and how brave he was-He will be missed
    by all. Love and comfort to you and your family.

  5. Jean Hilliard (Donald) on September 3, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    To My Big Brother Vinny,

    You will always be in my heart. I’ll love you forever. I will miss our long talks, whenever no one else could hear. May you rest in peace, until we meet again. Remember family is forever.


  6. Judy ( Brinkley) Nicewicz on September 3, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    My prayers to his wife, children and grandchildren. Had not seen Vinny since a young child. Prayers to all the Donald family from his cousin Judy and Family….

  7. Marcia , Clifton, Amber, and Andrew on September 3, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    I will miss you more than words can express. You were always there for Clif and I . Also Amber and Andrew still talk non stop about how you taught them to swim, and how funny and loving you were. Personally if it wasn’t for you I may never have made it out of my parents house to gain my independence. There were so many situations and events that you were part of which still makes me smile when I think about them. Your smile and loving nature will live on in our memories , until we meet again. Love you always .

  8. Kenny Magee on September 4, 2017 at 3:26 am

    VINNY I will miss with all my heart God Bless You we were like one big Family you always there for Maureen and I you helped us when IN need you too AUNTIE KATHY. LOVE U ALL AND THANK YOU

  9. Mark Madden Jr on December 27, 2020 at 12:49 am

    Uncle Vinny, it’s been along time since I seen you but me my little brother jeremy and my mom and dad would comeover all the time. You and aunt kathy would come to our house a ton as well…I always remember playing with little vinny and chrissy….the video games on intellivision or playing football or going places. My parents and u and kathy were great friends….my mom dad and you are gone…..but are still intensely missed and loved…..take care uncle vinny and I hope ur with dad playing some card game……love mark jr.

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