Zis-Sweeney and St. Laurent Funeral Home

26 Kinsley Street, Nashua, NH


Donald F. Cadorette

May 20, 1937August 27, 2019

Donald Francis Cadorette, 82, formerly of Brookline, NH passed away on August 27, 2019 at his home in Milford, Mass. The youngest of seven children, he was born in Cambridge, MA on May 20, 1937. An Army veteran, he served in France in the early 60’s.

Known as “Pepe” to most, Donald joins his “chou-chou”, wife Carol Cadorette, who passed in 2002. Donald is known for the twinkle in his eye, his love of family and often initiating the family cheer, “HIP-HIP-HOORAY!” to celebrate our many joyful times together.

A straight-talking man who spoke his mind and joyfully lived life to the fullest. Donald loved clocks and found great pleasure building, repairing and tinkering with his many, many, many clocks. Donald was craftsman who stayed busy with numerous projects from making maple syrup, wine, working in his shop, and even repairing the steeple of the town’s community center.

He always had time for friends and family, influencing many lives without fanfare or recognition. He is survived by two sisters, Ginger Harris (Ray) and his twin Irene Ruszkowski. He also leaves behind his children Jennifer Peery (Randy), Andrew Cadorette (Reta), Raymond Cadorette (Christine), and Daniel Cadorette (Deborah), his ten Grandchildren Mitchell, Nathan, Lily, Anna, Kathleen, Ryan, Sean, Derek, Katelyn, Buddy, six Great Grandchildren, along with numerous nieces, nephews and close friends. He was well loved and will be missed. HIP-HIP-HOORAY!

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 12 from 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm, and Friday, September 13 from 1pm – 4pm, 6pm – 8:30pm at Zis-Sweeney and St. Laurent Funeral Home in Nashua NH. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday September 14 at 10 am at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, burial will follow at St. Louis Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations the family requests donation be can made to the American Cancer Society at https://donate3.cancer.org/.



  • Visitation Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, September 14, 2019


  • Burial


Donald F. Cadorette

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John Boggia Jr

September 13, 2019

Donald is my Aunt Gingers Brother
And became my big brother.
I can share memories that could circle this earth.
This man shaped my life.
Compassion,love,and simplicity was what he taught me.
I’ll never experience the relationship we shared.
Everyone who knew this man has gained knowledge that only god could grant.
I feel blessed that I had a day with Donald.
Thank You my friend.

Ann Dowling

September 13, 2019

Heartfelt condolences from our family to yours. Donald was indeed one of a kind. He worked hard and enjoyed life and most of all, enjoyed family. The greatest testament to him and Carol was all of you, the wonderful people they raised. Due to a medical appointment and procedure, we will not be able to be with you as you celebrate his life, but you will all be in our prayers. Sending our love.
Bob and Ann

Spieg Spiegs

September 8, 2019

We are very saddened to hear of the loss of your dad. Our sincerest condolences to you and your entire Cadorette clan. Remember and celebrate the wonderous days you were fortunate to have with you dad.
Se souvenir les bons temps~ Hip hip hooray!

Jim and Ani

Cindy Cadorette-Parise

August 28, 2019

I loved Uncle Donald and his hip hip hurray. So many memories starting in Lombard and moving to the east coast. I will miss him so much.......what is better than 1 Cadorette.......the whole family of Cadorette's. We are a special group. I am so sorry for the loss of a great man.