September 8, 1943 – August 14, 2019
Michael Donald, age 75, of Somerset, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Kimwell Nursing and Rehabilitation, Fall River. He was the husband of Julienne “Julie” (Babin) Donald to whom he was married for 48 years.
Born in Fall River, he was a son of the late Alexander and Mary (Barrett) Donald.
Michael was a Firefighter for the Fall River Fire Department for over 25 years. He graduated from Fire Inspector Academy and also worked as a Dispatcher. Michael was a member of the Colonial Navy, the former Commissioner and Secretary for the Rhode Island Clan Donald and a Mason for the Mount Hope Lodge. He also enjoyed traveling and trips to the casino.
Michael’s family would like to extend a special thank you the staff in the ICU at St. Anne’s Hospital, Fall River, the nurses at Kimwell and the Mathieu family as well as anyone else who has assisted Mr. Donald and his family in any way.
He is survived by one son, Andrew Donald of Fall River, four sisters, Gwendolyn Donald, Kathleen Allard, Maggie Donald and Gert Donnelly, one brother, George Donald, one sister-in-law, Frances Donald and many nieces and nephews. Michael was predeceased by his sister, Paula Barrett and brothers, John, Robert, Jay, Alexander, Manuel and William Donald.
His Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 9:00 AM from Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 530 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea. Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Somerset. His Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 PM. Contributions in Michael’s memory may be made to, New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108.
- New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest
189 Gardners Neck Road
St. Francis of Assisi Church
530 Gardners Neck Road
St. Patrick's Cemetery
August 16, 2019
My deepest condolences to Julie and the rest of the Donald family. Mike was not only a classmate of mine but my partner when we both worked dispatch for the FRFD. Great guy, good friend and always smiling. He's now playing the bagpipes in heaven. Rest in peace my friend.
August 16, 2019
To Aunt Julienne, Andrew, Aunt Gwen and the rest of the family,
My deepest condolences to all of you for the loss of Michael. I have so many memories of my uncle Mike. He was so loving and kind and also a great prankster! One of my favorites is when he came to visit us in Eastford, CT when I was just a young girl. He came to our house and gave us an organ, which me and my siblings loved. We played the organ so much and so often that some of the keys stopped working. Uncle Mike also had such a great sense of humor. Another time when he was visiting us, he saw my girlfriend come into our back yard through the woods. She asked Uncle Mike where I was and he told her that I had moved and that he was the new owner of the house! I didn't even know about it until a couple of days later when I called her and she asked me what my new address was! I will miss Uncle Mike very much. May all the memories you have of him comfort all of you now during this life transition.
His loving niece,
Alexis (Donald) Aberle