OBITUARY

Donald Robert Medeiros

March 23, 1940August 23, 2021
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Donald R. Medeiros (aka Sgt. Donald), 81 of Dartmouth, passed away at his residence on Monday, August 23, 2021 with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of Susanne M. (Ward) Medeiros, to whom he shared almost 53 years of loving marriage.

Born in Dartmouth on March 23, 1940, he was the son of the late James A. and Amelia (Moniz Soares) Medeiros. Donald was a lifelong resident of Dartmouth and a graduate of Dartmouth High School, class of 1960. He was employed as a police officer for the Town of Dartmouth, retiring after 40 years of dedicated service to the residents of Dartmouth. Donald's career began on April 26, 1965, was promoted to sergeant on May 19, 1974 and was appointed Detective Sergeant on December 10, 1984 where he remained until his retirement on March 28, 2004. He was a 40-year member of the Massachusetts Police Association.

Donald's interests included collecting coins and various antiques, spending time in nature and collecting milk bottles. He knew a lot of history about local milk bottles and the locations of the farms where they came from in the area. He also had a fondness for family heirlooms and memorabilia. For those who knew him best, they know he never parted with anything! He enjoyed traveling to Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont and on several occasions would walk trails in New Hampshire with his son and another friend. Donald also thoroughly enjoyed many years attending the Fryeburg Fair in Maine.

In addition to his loving wife Susanne, he is survived by his children, Jim Medeiros and his wife Cyrille of Wilsons, VA; Carolyn (Medeiros) Ovesen and her husband Chester “Chet” of Dartmouth and their son Lucas Ovesen. Donald loved his family dearly, especially his grandson Lucas and his many nieces and nephews. Donald is also survived by his brother Walter Medeiros and his wife, Linda, and sister-in-law Carol Medeiros, the wife of his late brother, Richard Medeiros all of Dartmouth. Donald was also the brother of the late Gene and Gilly Medeiros.

The family wishes to thank the Wound Care Center of St. Luke's Hospital and their staff as well as the the Visiting Nurse Association of Fairhaven, Hospice service division. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Schwartz Center/Meeting Street School, 1 Poza Place, Dartmouth or the American Heart Association.

Love the ones God gave you as a gift, because some day God may call them back.

Donald's visitation will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00PM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Road, Dartmouth, MA 02748. Relatives and friends are invited. Funeral service to be held on Friday, September 3, 2021 at 11:00AM followed by his burial in South Dartmouth Cemetery. To leave a note of condolence: www:waring-sullivan.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, September 3, 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, September 3, 2021

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David Faria

September 16, 2021

Donald Medeiros ...

The ladder of life is designed to climb hights unable to be obtained through normal routes.
Donald Medeiros knew how to use this ladder of life and obtained hights beyond expectation.

You shall never be forgotten and looking foward to a day when we meet together and reminisce the good old days.


Chuck Lackie

September 5, 2021

May you rest easy Sarge, our condolences to the family during this difficult time!!!

Chuck & Cindy Lackie

George S . Tavares

September 2, 2021

May you rest in peace Sgt. Donald and thank you for your sevvice to the community!

Ken Furtado

August 27, 2021

My deepest sympathy to the entire Medeiros family. Sgt Donald was always a treat to be around. He had a great sense of humor, a top police officer for the town, and certainly he was dedicated to the community he served. I had the pleasure of attending regional training with him, whether it be in a classroom or on the range, I'm sure we all have many fond memories of Donald that will help keep him with us.
Rest in Peace Sarge, you will not be forgotten.

Lt K.Furtado Umassd Police (RET)

NORMAN AGOSTINHO

August 27, 2021

Donald was a great person I am very sorry to here about him passing . please give my condolence to the hole Family ,I no he will be missed by every one who new him, Donald would help anyone ,
What a great person to Have none.
My prayers go out to the hole family .

Norman Agostinho

Dennis McGuire

August 27, 2021

Sergeant Donald was many things to many people. A mentor, friend and voice of compassionate reason. We will miss him and that great sense of humor, one of the most elaborate pranksters known to man! To his wonderful family, thank you for sharing him with us for those many long duty hours and days. Our successes would be few without his steady hand and guidance. His mark continues to keep the great Town of Dartmouth on course. God speed!
Dennis McGuire
Dartmouth P.D. Ret.

Ann Balderson

August 26, 2021

So sorry to read this! I always enjoyed chatting with him and Sue at Sunrise Bakery! My husband, Bill, liked sharing stories with Donald! He will be missed!

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Biography

Donald R. Medeiros (aka Sgt. Donald), 81 of Dartmouth, passed away at his residence on Monday, August 23, 2021 with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of Susanne M. (Ward) Medeiros, to whom he shared almost 53 years of loving marriage.

Born in Dartmouth on March 23, 1940, he was the son of the late James A. and Amelia (Moniz Soares) Medeiros. Donald was a lifelong resident of Dartmouth and a graduate of Dartmouth High School, class of 1960. He was employed as a police officer for the Town of Dartmouth, retiring after 40 years of dedicated service to the residents of Dartmouth. Donald's career began on April 26, 1965, was promoted to sergeant on May 19, 1974 and was appointed Detective Sergeant on December 10, 1984 where he remained until his retirement on March 28, 2004. He was a 40-year member of the Massachusetts Police Association.

Donald's interests included collecting coins and various antiques, spending time in nature and collecting milk bottles. He knew a lot of history about local milk bottles and the locations of the farms where they came from in the area. He also had a fondness for family heirlooms and memorabilia. For those who knew him best, they know he never parted with anything! He enjoyed traveling to Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont and on several occasions would walk trails in New Hampshire with his son and another friend. Donald also thoroughly enjoyed many years attending the Fryeburg Fair in Maine.

In addition to his loving wife Susanne, he is survived by his children, Jim Medeiros and his wife Cyrille of Wilsons, VA; Carolyn (Medeiros) Ovesen and her husband Chester “Chet” of Dartmouth and their son Lucas Ovesen. Donald loved his family dearly, especially his grandson Lucas and his many nieces and nephews. Donald is also survived by his brother Walter Medeiros and his wife, Linda, and sister-in-law Carol Medeiros, the wife of his late brother, Richard Medeiros all of Dartmouth. Donald was also the brother of the late Gene and Gilly Medeiros.

The family wishes to thank the Wound Care Center of St. Luke's Hospital and their staff as well as the the Visiting Nurse Association of Fairhaven, Hospice service division. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Schwartz Center/Meeting Street School, 1 Poza Place, Dartmouth or the American Heart Association.

Love the ones God gave you as a gift, because some day God may call them back.

Donald's visitation will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00PM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Road, Dartmouth, MA 02748. Relatives and friends are invited. Funeral service to be held on Friday, September 3, 2021 at 11:00AM followed by his burial in South Dartmouth Cemetery. To leave a note of condolence: www:waring-sullivan.com
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