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Donald Louis DeCaire
1 novembre 1938 – 11 juin 2021
Donald “Don” DeCaire, formerly of Grand Blanc MI, was a caring husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle who passed on from this world Friday, June 11, 2021 at the age of 82 ½ at hospice in Longmont, CO.
Don met his wife, Kay, on a blind date arranged through mutual friends. Together they had one child, Lisa. Always up for an experience, Don and Kay moved to Colorado a few years ago to be closer to their only grandson. Until the very end, Don’s face lit up with the biggest smile when Keller entered the room. He was so proud to be a Grandpa.
Don served our country for two years in the Army. Valuing education, he went on to graduate from Northern Michigan University. He was employed at General Motors in Flint and retired after 37 years. For many years Don was a member of the Knights of Columbus and heavily involved in volunteer roles at Holy Family Parish in Grand Blanc. He loved walking and swimming for exercise and hobby. Don was a natural and curious conversationalist. He was always at the ready with a “how are you doing” or a “take care.”
A memorial service will take place at a future date. The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to TRU Community Care Hospice Center (trucare.org) in Donald DeCaire’s name.
He is survived by his wife, Kay, daughter, Lisa (Jim Heskett), grandson, Keller, siblings: Marie Roznowski, Rosemary (John) Jackowiak, Patrick (Doretta) DeCaire, Suzanne (Fred) Romanak, Janet (John) Pokorney; sisters-in-law: Judy DeCaire, Barbara DeCaire, Barbara DeCaire, Bernie DeCaire, Patricia Egan, and brother-in-law, Joe Roznowski, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Florence and Leonard; brothers: James, Gerald and wife Janet, Jack and wife Joy, Tom, Charlie, Mike, Joe; sisters: Sally and Alvin Kelly, Elaine and Robert Richard, and nephews Leonard Jackowiak and David DeCaire
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Donald Louis DeCaire
14 juin , 2021
As I have thought about Uncle Don since his passing, I have realized what a gentle person he was. I cannot remember ever hearing him say a bad word about anyone......which I believe to be a rare quality. Uncle Don was also genuinely interested in how you were and you knew he was paying attention to your conversation. He was also “detail oriented” wishing to have things perfect.... if you ever posed for a family photograph and he was the cameraman, you also know that side of him. He never failed to profusely express his appreciation for any effort I made on his behalf. Rest In Peace Uncle Don
13 juin , 2021
I remember a family reunion we had at McRae Park. I was sitting on a bench and Uncle Don came over an talked with me. I was upset about my Dad and Uncle Don said, "In a few years it will change and nothing will matter. Things are always changing, the water goes up the water comes down." I didn't really understand the water comparison until later. But he was so right. He was such a smart man. (I don't even remember why I was upset which proves it didn't matter).
My husband Ron really liked Uncke Don as well.
He was a good man, and I know he's at peace with Jesus.
Aunt Kay, Lisa, and his family all have both Ron an condolences.
12 juin , 2021
Don was like a second dad to me growing up, he was always telling me stories and sharing his knowledge about anything and everything . My heart is so sad for you Kay and Lisa, Keller too. I love you lots and will always cherish my memories with Don. Xoxo