Donald J. McCabe

November 23, 1945November 3, 2018

Graveside service for Donald J. McCabe age 72, formerly of Ogdensburg, will be held on Friday (Nov 9, 2018) at 2:00pm at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ogdensburg. Mr. McCabe passed away at his home in Grasonville, MD on Saturday (Nov 3, 2018). Surviving is a brother Robert McCabe of Vero Beach, FL; three nephews Barry, Brett & Michael McCabe and a niece Jessica McCabe.

He was predeceased by a brother Michael McCabe.

Donald was born on November 23, 1945 in Ogdensburg NY, a son of the late Rolfe S. & Mary F. (McRae) McCabe. He graduated from St. Mary’s Academy and continued his education at Kent State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree.

Donald most recently worked in sales as a boat broker in Ft. Lauderdale.

There will be a celebration service held at a time to be announced in the spring/summer months for friends and family. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared on


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Joan Kinglsey McCabe

November 25, 2018

Donald and I were together for 14 years, ten of which were in marriage. He will always be the love of my life. It was so sad we could not grow old together. Each of us had childhood traumas that unfortunately got in the way of our staying together. We had many wonderful adventures, more than most have in a lifetime. Donald loved the St. Lawrence River, people, animals, reading, and traveling. I am so very grateful to have had an hour at Fox-Murray before the graveside service to say goodbye....Donald, you will be in my heart always. Peace be with you my dear Donald.
Love, Joan (McCabe)

Bradley Gill

November 9, 2018

Don was a neighbor of mine growing up on Patterson Street and we maintained that friendship ........ He was a temendous man! We had lots of real fun. My prayers are for his wife.

F. Barry McCabe

November 9, 2018

I remember Uncle Donald as always being laid back and in a good mood. From him driving his Corvette over to my house as a small child in the 70's to drinking beer with Donald in Ogdensburg as an adult on a pub crawl, Donald was great to be around . Everyone liked him and I am sure everyone will miss him. A great guy who will be missed. Rest in peace.

Louie Dodd

November 9, 2018

Don was truly one of “nice guys” - always with a smile, outgoing and upbeat. As kids, Don and I ran around the streets and backyards of Ogdensburg and, later in life, laughed about those memories when we occasionally met in the summer. It was my pleasure to have known Don.

Mary Collett Bogardus

November 8, 2018

I was so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was such a wonderful friend and so much fun to be around. Always enjoyed school reunions and talking to him. Even if I left SMA for OFA he always remained a good friend..

Larry and Valerie Puccia

November 8, 2018

Larry and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Don (“Donzo”).
We had so many wonderful and fun times with Don as we were growing up.
Many years ago a few of our closest friends drove to Syracuse to party with Don at his house.
Amazingly, we still can remember all the fun we had!
Please take comfort knowing that Don was a special, loving and fun guy who was loved by everyone who was fortunate to meet him !
Our thoughts are prayers are with you!
Valerie and Larry Puccia

Dick Lapine

November 8, 2018

Don was a lifelong friend and member of our wedding party. Always had an interesting story to tell. Linda and I were fortunate in that we got to have nice long visits with him this summer on the St. Lawrence.
One of the real "good guys" that everyone enjoyed seeing.

Bert Cordwell

November 6, 2018

Don and I went to kindergarten together, after my freshman year at SMA I went to OFA. We were room mates at ATC and I remember him wanting to go to Kent State. Since moving to Florida we connected and he would stop on his way north and south to visit Peggy and me.
We will miss his visits. R.I.P. Don.

Nickie Belanger-Neil

November 6, 2018

My condolences to Don’s family on his passing. Growing up with Don at school and graduating from SMA Class of 1963 he will be missed. So happy we all got to visit with him at our class reunion this past July.
RIP Don.