Doane Beal & Ames


Donald Edmund Froude

3 janvier 195616 février 2021

Donald Edmund Froude, 65, of East Dennis, MA passed away on February 16, 2021 after a long illness.  Born on January 3, 1956, Don was the son of the late Donald and Beverly Froude. He graduated from Mater Dei Prep in Middletown, NJ where he was an outstanding athlete, particularly on the football field where he was elected as co-captain in his senior year. Don received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA graduating in 1978. 

Don worked in the financial services industry for 37 years. He began his career as an advisor at Bache Halsey Stuart before moving on to Alex. Brown & Sons where he served in multiple leadership roles, culminating in his position as a partner and co-head of the Private Client Business. Following his tenure at Alex. Brown, he served as President & CEO of Quick & Reilly until 2006 when he moved into the role of President at Columbia Management Distributors. He joined Legg Mason in 2008 as the Head of US Distribution before serving in his final role at Ameriprise Financial as a member of the Executive Leadership Team and President of the Personal Advisors Group. Don retired from Ameriprise in 2015.

He was the loving father of his daughter, Cameron Froude, and son-in-law, Salman Saghafi of San Francisco, CA and his son, Andrew, daughter-in-law, Kelly, grandson, Jack, and granddaughter, Alice Froude of New York, NY. Don is survived by his former wife and Cameron and Andrew’s mother, Nancy Kiely Fermano of Winchester, MA; former wife, Kimberly Froude of Palm Beach, FL; sister, Melissa and brother-in-law, Mark Moulaison of Yarmouth Port, MA; nephew, Kyle Moulaison of Boxborough, MA and niece, Lesley and her husband Darren Costa of Palmer, MA as well as numerous close friends who spent time with him in his last years.

He loved living by the water at his home on Cape Cod, cheering on his beloved New York Yankees with his English Bulldog in his lap. Never one to shy away from a good time, Don loved cooking (and eating) delicious food, time spent on his boat, hosting his friends and family, late nights playing music and singing songs on the porch and generally getting into just the right amount of trouble. His warm spirit, generosity and unbridled enthusiasm will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, February 24th 2021 at 11a.m. at Our Lady of the Cape, 468 Stony Brook Road, Brewster, MA 02631. The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed at In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in his memory to Dream Day on Cape Cod, 165 Nan-Ke-Rafe Path Brewster, MA 02631,


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Donald Edmund Froude


Kim Froude

2 mars , 2021

Thank you sooo much to everyone who has provided us with all the special memories...mine are countless and echo all the wonderful attributes you’ve shared! Donnie changed my life and I’ll always treasure our many years together! Thanks for helping, it’s been very heartwarming❤️

Joseph Rettig

1 mars , 2021

Although I haven't been in touch in recent years this hit me like a ton of bricks this morning. Don had the charisma to light up a room and I know he positively affected so many lives! 1 memory I had about him was at a Ameriprise conference where 4 of us were sitting around talking about embracing each and every holiday and spending it with the people that matter. The server came by and he started to order.......50 sliders, 50 wings, 50 of this and 50 of that. I said Don, what you doing? there are only 4 of us! He immediately quipped, "If we build it they will come". Within 15 minutes there were 40 people around simply celebrating life.

He was bigger than life and always made you feel welcome. God Bless and look down on us once in awhile:) R.I.P.


28 février , 2021

My wife DeeAnn and I met Don in Sun River Oregon where he was our featured speaker at Jeff Marshall's conference. I hope you had a chance to be there that night to enjoy one of the most memorable nights in my life. Don shared a book he had recently read called "Chasing Daylight" It was a book that I feel changed his life which in turn changed mine. I picked up a copy and sent it to Don to sign which he graciously did and it sits proudly on my shelf. Dee and I share your loss and our hearts weep along with yours. May you be lifted up with the outpouring of love, memories spoken in these pages. For ALL the lives he touched and blessed be comforted in the knowledge that even as you read this he is out there Chasing Daylight. God Bless to you and yours. Rich and Dee

Dan Donovan

27 février , 2021

Back in the office on the morning after, with a gleam in his eye, a big smile on his face and his sometimes raspy voice, Don offered words that were both practical and inspirational. “Sometimes you’ve gotta play hurt” he said.

Don and I first crossed paths when we worked together at Prudential Securities. We reconnected a few years later when I joined Alex. Brown, where Don was a branch manager and star performer. We worked closely together for years.

As reflected in the comments offered on this page, those who who grew up with Don, went to school with him, worked with him or found him by another way, know that Don was generous, an inspirational leader, a motivator, an engaged listener, a cheerleader and advocate for his teammates and colleagues, and tremendous fun. Dear God, it was fun to spend time with Don.

But, there was also more to Don. He worked extremely hard and was a consummate and innovative professional. While all of the attributes Don possessed and shared were genuine, they were successfully employed in his service as a professional. Don drew the best out of those he led and worked with, and he made substantial contributions to each of the businesses that were fortunate to have employed him. There are so many to miss him.

My thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences go out to all of Don’s family and all of you, his friends.
Rest in peace Don.

Edmund Froude

26 février , 2021

I will forever remember my cousin Donnie’s ability to make the most of every  moment. In 2002 he invited me along with him and my uncle Don for the Dream day tournament. The picture of him carrying the winning catch captures his infectious joy that day. When given the tournament winnings, he happily said give it to the Kids! His generosity and zest for life were never more on display than in thatmoment. RIP Donnie. 

Charlie Conte

25 février , 2021

Don lived in the same neighborhood as I did . He would drive joe oxley and I home from football practice when he was a senior.

Timothy Sheehan

24 février , 2021

Many decades ago, on a rugby pitch far away, many an impressionable young lad first encountered Donny Froude. Many of us came away inspired to follow in his determined and unconventional footsteps.

You could tell from the get go, this guy was different,.... unique, one of a kind,... just special. Larger than life itself, athletic, fearless, determined, full of energy, life and passion in everything he did.

Surprisingly he had a heart and welcoming personality as big as his well apportioned stature. He could have been that personality that was a big turn off, but instead, his true genuineness, and authenticity shone thru like a beacon.

We’ve all lost a great friend, who despite some challenges, made the world a much better place for his time spent with each of us.

Tim & Christy Sheehan

Jim Tormey

23 février , 2021

I first crossed paths with Donnie, better known as ‘The Ball’, at Holy Cross. Even then his persona was larger than life- the booming voice, the guttural laugh, the bear hugs, the ENERGY.

Seven of us were treated to front-row seats as housemates during Donnie’s senior year. I might get old one day and forget my name, but I will never forget the fun that we had that year.

After graduation I figured that we would go our separate ways and check in via brief phone calls or at an occasional HC Reunion. To my good fortune, Don moved less than a mile from me in CT. Needless to say, our friendship grew even stronger. When Donnie did move away, the proprietor of the local liquor store offered to put up black and purple bunting on his storefront in a show of public mourning.

My favorite quote of Donnie’s was “Let’s Make a Memory Today”. He worked hard, he played hard. If you didn’t like it, he wouldn’t take offense- he’d just find a new playmate.

I will miss Don terribly. We all will. I will mourn his loss, but most fittingly honor his memory best by continuing to tell my endless supply of ‘Ball’ stories for they are the stuff of legend.

RIP buddy,

Sam Smiley

23 février , 2021

I am one of the lucky ones who was able to cross paths with Don in life. I fondly remember having a one on one conversation with him in our Ameriprise Honolulu office at which time he so graciously shared with me great words of wisdom, confidence, and support. A big “MAHALO” to you Don. ‘Ke Akua pu ahui hou’, God bless you until we meet again....

Caroline I. Reed

23 février , 2021

I met Don in November of 1984. He had come to visit my husband,
John who was hospitalized in Boston. Don was "Over the Moon"
with pleasure and enthusiasm---he had recently experienced the
birth of his first child, Cammie. My husband's day had been parti-
cularly uncomfortable, but Don "perked-up" both our spirits!

Though Don was quite young at the time, John wanted him to
manage my financial affairs after his death. John trusted Don and
had confidence in him. John's judgment was well-founded.

Through the years, Don advised me. I will always be grateful
for his counsel. During this period it was my pleasure to meet
and spend time with Nancy, Cameron, Andrew and Kimberly.
My heartfelt thoughts go out to them.

It has been a number of years since I last saw Don as our paths
ultimately followed different directions. God Bless you my
friend. Heaven will welcome your spirit.