Donald Kenneth Fine
August 20, 1934 – April 5, 2021
Donald K. Fine of Marblehead entered into rest on Monday, April 5, 2021 at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Charlotte (Germain) Fine. Devoted father of Michele Fine of Seattle, WA., Sheri Fine Schapiro of Marblehead, and Stephen & Delia Fine of Kensington, MD. Cherished grandfather of Alexandra, Adrienne, and Paul Fine, and Max & Noah Schapiro. Dear son of the late Allan and Fannie Fine.
Donald was born in Lewiston, Maine, and grew up in Lynn, MA. He graduated from Lynn Classical High School in 1951, Tufts University in 1955, and earned a Masters' Degree in Chemistry from Northeastern University. Donald later graduated from The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 1967. He raised his family in Marblehead, MA.
He was a pharmacist by trade, and over the years collected many colorful stories of customers who entered his store. Donald was a dedicated member and volunteer of Temple Beth El (now, Congregation Shirat Hayam) and served as a temple board member, treasurer, and President of the Fellowship. Before computers, he mastered the seating charts for High Holiday services, and often referred to congregants by their seat numbers, in addition to their given names. Donald also starred in several Temple "Off Broadway" productions, where he was usually cast in a comedic role, due to his sense of humor and quick wit. Donald was a die-hard Red Sox fan, and at the drop of a hat could list off statistics for any player in any given year. As a young boy, he would attend all weekend games - whether Red Sox or Braves- with his father, and passed on the love of the game to his children. One of his favorite memories was attending the 2004 World Series game with his son, Stephen, which will always be known for Curt Schilling's bloody sock victory. Donald and Charlotte spent their 50th wedding anniversary enjoying a trip to Fort Meyers, Fl. to watch the Red Sox spring training. In addition to baseball, he supported all Boston sports teams. He never hesitated to venture outside to play catch, or running bases with his children and neighborhood friends, and was ever-present at many of their after-school sporting events. Later in life, he and Charlotte enjoyed traveling to visit their children in Maryland, Texas, Illinois, and Washington state for Michele, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Orlando, and New York City for Sheri, and Ithaca, N.Y., North Carolina, and Maryland for Stephen. They also enjoyed trips to Paris, London, Italy, and Israel.
Donald was an avid reader, and had a keen eye for spotting typographical errors or misinformation in published works of literature. He also had a love of classic movies - whether in color or black and white - enjoyed science fiction, and was on the lookout for UFO's and aliens! Most of all, he felt ever-lucky to have married the best cook in the world, and until his last day, firmly believed his wife Charlotte's chicken soup was the very best around.
He is loved by many and is already missed more than words can express. We know that he is now telling his jokes to our loved ones, of blessed memory.
Due to the regulations imposed by the Coronavirus Pandemic, links will be made available to livestream both the funeral service and private interment at The Pride of Lynn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either Congregation Shirat Hayam or The Jimmy Fund.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Donald Kenneth Fine
Erica Gilefsky Kyrouz
April 7, 2021
Dear Fine Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember him making me laugh when I was little with his Donald Duck impression. Thoughts and prayers to you all.
Erica Gilefsky Kyrouz and family
April 6, 2021
So sorry, Donald was one tough man. He put up the good fight over many years. We will always remember his jokes and personality. To you, Charlotte, Michele, Sheri , Stephen & Delia and all the Grandkids are sympathy for your great loss.
April 5, 2021
Charlotte and family, So sorry t o hear of Donald's passing, tonight.
He was a gentle soul with a sweet sense of humor. May he rest in peace. Fondly, Lois