Don Martin Iaccheri
9 November, 1942 – 12 February, 2021
BREWSTER – And just like that...Don Martin Iaccheri has departed this life. At age 78 it was much too soon. Don was an unpretentious guy who liked the finer things in life. He also loved the simple things more. So, it is with great sadness that the family of Don Martin Iaccheri, age 78 of Brewster, Massachusetts announce that he passed away peacefully on February 12th at Cape Cod Hospital after a brief illness. Don leaves behind his wife of almost 50 years, Theresa (Terry) and the light of his life, his furry daughter LuLu (Brewster’s Top Dog of 2020). Don was predeceased by his parents, Don L. and Marie Iaccheri, his sister Barbara Airey and nephew Douglas Airey. Don was a Jersey Boy, born and raised. Don had a love for the Cape his whole life and the roads he took throughout that life led him here after retirement in 2003. As a youngster his parents vacationed on Cape Cod where his love of the Cape began. Don went through the parochial school systems in New Jersey and eventually graduated from St. Peters College (now University) in Jersey City, New Jersey. Don and Terry married in 1971 and lived in several places including Sparta, New Jersey and Scituate, Massachusetts until they retired to Brewster, Massachusetts 18 years ago. Before retiring Don was a Senior Vice President in Corporate Trust for several major banks in the financial districts of New York and eventually Boston. Don retired from his banking career while living in Scituate, MA. He was retired only one day and the search was on for a retirement home on Cape Cod. He found a piece of property and built a beautiful house in a little town called Brewster, the Sea Captains Town. The next 17 years were the happiest of his life on Cape Cod where he was always destined to be. Don was a person of routines and habits. He never wanted the newspapers delivered. Every morning he’d go to the Speedway Orleans for the paper, Monday was Nauset Fish to buy salmon for dinner, once a month UngerDogs for LuLu’s grooming and when Town Hall was open he bring her in for everyone to see her total cuteness! Every weekend in the summer it was coffee and a scone at 7 a.m. on his favorite Nauset Beach. Every New Year’s Eve at the Brewster Fish House (high top table in the corner). Dinner sitting at the bar at P&B Boulangerie in Wellfleet watching Chef Philippe work his culinary magic and joking with Betsy. Playing with LuLu on the front lawn trying to teach her fetch the ball and bring it back. Never worked! He loved Uncle Jack (on the rocks with a splash of water). He loved having family up from New Jersey in the summer which meant lots of Apps and Jack! And then there was NOTRE DAME!! How he loved that team. Our Mail Carrier John once asked if Don went to Notre Dame or did he want to? It was because of all the catalogs, newspapers and packages he received from them. His ND tee shirt collection was incredible. One of his favorite movies was Rudy! Oh how he wished they’d win another national championship. He also loved the Yankees too. Besides his wife Terry, Don is survived by his sister’s children, niece Barbara Weinberg and husband Ronald. His devoted nephews William, Michael and John Airey and their spouses, Stephanie, Denise and Michelle plus 11 Grand Nieces and Nephews all of New Jersey and Virginia. In addition brother-in-law’s Peter Gati, Frank Gati, his wife Donna and their children Frank, Christopher and beloved niece Allison. In addition predeceased by his sister-in-law Lucretia Hamilton, wife of brother-in-law Thomas Hamilton, Nephews John and Victor Hamilton and their spouses Kate and Erin plus 4 Grand Nieces, all of New Jersey and Texas. Also the many Gati Cousins. Terry would like to thank the special nurses in the Cardiac ICU at Cape Cod Hospital for their wonderful care and Don’s personal Cardiologist Dr. Lawrence McAuliffe for being there. Lastly, the love and support of Terry’s Town of Brewster’s work family. A future memorial celebrating Don’s life will take place in the summer. For those wishing to make a donation in Don’s memory please consider the Town of Brewster Fire/Rescue Association, 1671 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631. Don so loved his life, family, friends, his neighbors, living in the Town of Brewster and having a special connection to it through his wife, Terry a longtime Town of Brewster employee. He was really a contented man whose strong mind always got him through any crisis. He was a very special man and will be missed.
And just like that...
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Don Martin Iaccheri
19 March 2021
It was with great sadness Missy and I learned of Don's recent passing. It was such a nice tradition having you both on New Year's Eve, and we'll have a bittersweet memory of it for a long time.
It's true, you don't know what you have until you lose it!
The obituary is beautifully written.
May you find peace in your grief.
Thinking of you,
Vern and Missy
5 March 2021
Don and I were friends right from grade school through high school. He was a class act. From our recent emails and conversations, I can attest to the fact that he was a truly happy man. I'm deeply saddened by his passing. He and Terry will forever be in my prayers.
28 February 2021
Terry, I am so very sorry for your loss, the few times I spoke with your husband, Don, his laughter, is what I remember most. Let your memories, and photos help you through this difficult time.
23 February 2021
What a beautiful tribute to Don. He was a very sweet man who will be missed. I am so very sorry. My heart is with you at this time.
20 February 2021
Terry & LuLu -
We are very sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences.
Our visits with Don & LuLu by the cul-de-sac were always a joy with a lot of great conversations. Seeing Don with LuLu always made us smile and our walks that much more fun.
We know you will have beautiful memories to help as you move through this difficult time.
with love, Steve & Maureen MacIntyre
18 February 2021
Uncle Donny was a sweet & funny man. He was always smiling and had a wonderful personality. I have know him for 30 years and have many memories. However, my favorite is when we drove to stay with him & Aunt Terry in Boston one weekend. They took us all over to the finest restaurants and cutest shopping areas. We visited Salem and just had so much fun. RIP Uncs, you will truly be missed. Give kisses to Barbara & Dougie. XOXOXO ❤️
18 February 2021
I am saddened at the news of your loving husband's passing. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
14 February 2021
Mom was Donnie's Aunt Bea Iaccheri-Steller. She is now 102 and going strong.
Along with her and the rest of the family we send our sincerest sympathy to the family.
George (myself) Steller can be reached at 732.280.8133.