Donald E. Stackhouse

July 19, 1927March 7, 2018
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Donald Earl Stackhouse, born July 19, 1927, passed away peacefully on Mar. 7th, surrounded by his loving family. Donald or “Donsie” as his family liked to call him, was 90. Donald resided with his wife, Norma Tuttle-Stackhouse in Chatham. At 17, with written permission from his mother, Donald quit school and joined the Navy and served in the Pacific during the latter part of WWII. After returning from service, he went back to school and graduated from Thayer Academy in Braintree. Eventually he went on to work for the telephone company for over 30 years until his retirement. Donald and Norma met later in life and enjoyed a wonderful, loving relationship for over 30 yrs. Donald was a Jazz musician and played the Alto Saxophone throughout his younger years in various bands. Donsie and Norma loved going to Newport to listen to Jazz musicians and attending the annual Jazz Festival. Donald is survived by his wife Norma and his step children John, Susan and Joni Tuttle, his nephew Raymond Stackhouse of Bernardsville, NJ and niece Joan Shevel of Windsor, CT. Visiting hours will be held at Nickerson Funeral Home in Chatham Sunday, Mar. 11th, from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be a graveside service at Seaside Cemetery on Monday, Mar. 12th, at 10:30am. Donations may be made to Broad Reach Hospice, 390 Orleans Road, North Chatham, MA 02650. For online condolences, please visit


  • Norma Tuttle-Stackhouse, Wife
  • John Tuttle, Stepson
  • Susan Tuttle, Stepdaughter
  • Joni Tuttle, Stepdaughter
  • Raymond Stackhouse, Nephew
  • Joan Shevel, Niece

  • Broad Reach Hospice


  • Visitation Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, March 12, 2018

Donald E. Stackhouse

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Deborah Smith

March 14, 2018

Mr. Stackhouse was one of the nicest people I've ever encountered. He made me laugh and feel special every time he came to the bank. I am truly sorry to hear of his passing but am happy to have had the pleasure, the honor of having met him.

I wish your family peace and I extend my very deepest sympathies.

My heart-felt condolences,

Debbie Smith (formerly of Chatham)

Jane Greene

March 13, 2018

To Norma and the Tuttle Family,
My love and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I am so sorry that is had to be away the last few days and could not see you at the visiting hours. Donald was a true prince of a man. May he rest in peace.
With love, Janie Greene, Orleans

Joann Zibrat

March 10, 2018

I always use to marvel at how clean and shiny Donald's car always was it just gleamed he had a secret to getting it that way he would always tell me with that gleam in his eyes Norma was so so lucky to have found him may he rest ( hopefully with that shiny car)

Benjamin T. Nickerson

March 10, 2018

I wish to extend my deepest sympathy and condolences to Norma and the family at this sad time.

Tom Birch

March 9, 2018

Donsie. I was blessed to be able and come visit you the other day. It was a pleasure being your friend and buddy. I was always so impressed by your great love for Norma and the entire tuttle family I surely am a better man having been your friend. One thing is for sure I am still not Italian. Seeing someone already posted the antler pictures , I included this one I always thought was nice. I will miss you my friend. Tom