Rock Funeral Home


Donald A. Pelletier

July 2, 1944October 19, 2015

Donald A. Pelletier, 71, of So. Easton, passed away on October 19, 2015 at his sister’s home in Ocala, FL.

Born in New Bedford, he was a son of the late Albert and Irene (LaPointe) Pelletier.

Mr. Pelletier was a Holy Cross Brother for 25 years. He had a long, successful and rewarding career as a teacher for 49 years, retiring this past June. He taught all over the world and touched the lives of many. He was the Principal of St. Francis Xavier School in Acushnet for 10 years and retired from Coyle & Cassidy High School in Taunton.

Known for his outgoing persona, Donald was a wonderful vocalist, enjoyed the theater and watching sports, especially Notre Dame and New England Patriots. He loved the company of his dog, Wally.

His family includes a sister, Doris Spooner and a brother, Raymond E. Pelletier both of Ocala, FL; four nieces and nephews; eight great nieces and nephews; and one great-great nephew.

Visiting hours Friday, October 30, 2015 from 4-8 PM in the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. His Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 9 AM in Holy Cross Church, 225 Purchase St., So. Easton. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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  • Visiting Hours

    Friday, October 30, 2015

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, October 31, 2015

  • Burial

    Saturday, October 31, 2015


Donald A. Pelletier

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November 2, 2015

Donald was a truly good man and I am very grateful and proud to have served as his secretary at St. Francis Xavier School in Acushnet for many years.He was always understanding, respectful, generous, and a good listener. I hold him and his family in my prayers. My deepest sympathy to all who loved him.

November 1, 2015

I was Don's barber from the North Easton Barber Shop 112 Main St North Easton ,MA..I enjoyed all our conversations,his talks about his cat,and his travels.Sorry to hear he passed,he was a kind person....B.A Tedeman 5781 Lee Blvd ste 208-377 Lehigh Acres,Florida 33971

October 30, 2015

Mr Pelletier touched our lives by helping us get a scholarship for our granddaughter. He opened doors for us that otherwise we would have not known were available.. We thank you Mr. Pellitier we love you and will miss your smile. Audrey,George, and Madison Sylvia

norman agostinho

October 29, 2015

To all of the family of Donald Pelletier we so sorry to hear he passed away, he was a very nice man , and touched a lot of peoples lives ,he had a great sense of humor and was always on the up beat, he will be missed by a lot of people.
our deepest sympathies god bless him
Norman& Karen Agostinho

Dennis Poyant

October 29, 2015

Don certainly touched the lives of so many students and colleagues. He was a friend and will certainly be missed. I am sure you are singing in that heavenly choir. RIP my friend.

Ron and Lillian Caron

October 29, 2015

Deepest sympathies to all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Maryann Bassi

October 28, 2015

I met Donald in 1972, we worked together at St. Thomas Aquinas Boys School, Brooklyn, NY. We remained friends all these years. I shall miss his laughter and his beautiful singing. My condolences to his family.

Dolores Dernier

October 28, 2015

Don was the nicest man, work with him for a few years at the Ramanda Inn in Norwood Ma. He always had a smile on his face and everyone was always so happy to work with him. So sorry for your loss.

October 27, 2015

Donald was a great friend and colleague for over twenty years. He touched the lives of many people, both students and adults. He will be missed.My deepest sympathy to his family.

Donna Boyle (Catholic School Office, Fall River)

Karen Kimball

October 27, 2015

So sorry to hear of Mr. Pelletier's passing.
He always had a smile and a kind word to say to everyone. Loved listening to him sing at the Christmas Concerts at St. Francis Xavier School.
God Bless You Mr. Pelletier.
Rachel and Karen