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Donald W. Perreault 05/08/2017

NORTH ATTLEBORO- Donald William Perreault, 80 of No. Attleboro passed away peacefully on Monday, May 8, 2017 in Madonna Manor Nursing Home with his loved ones by his side.  He was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Don was the loving husband of his high school sweetheart, Phyllis (Peterson) Perreault, they were married for 59 years.
Born, December 21, 1936 in Plainville, MA, he was the son of the late Donald R. and Maryjane (Smith) Perreault.  Don was a 1955 graduate of Plainville High School.  He attended Bryant University.
In addition to his loving wife, Phyllis, he is survived by his two children, Donald Perreault and his wife Gail of Plainville; Perry Perreault , his wife Lynn and grandsons  Perry, Jake and Nicolas of North Attleboro.  Siblings:  Dorothea Kettell and Joan King of Plainville and many nieces and nephews.  He was the father of the late Penny Perreault and brother of the late Nancy Jensen.
When Don was old enough to tie his shoes, he began working at the family business, Don’s Diner, established by his father in 1936 where he worked until retirement.  He often boasted that he was the fastest potato peeler in town.  Don was a lifelong member of the North Attleboro Elks.  He was in the Army, stationed at Fort Lee, Virginia.
Don truly enjoyed spending time at his lake house in Brewster and skiing in New Hampshire with his grandchildren.  He loved to quahog and going to yard sales, always arriving first to get the best deals.  He and Phyllis enjoyed traveling especially to Montreal and Florida.  There were often trips to Foxwoods in the mix as well.  Don had a wonderful sense of humor and always told a great story.  He will be greatly missed.
Services are private. 
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to your favorite charity in Don’s name.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Sperry McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove St., North Attleboro.

 

Comments  

#11 Carol Frederiksen 2017-06-10 23:42
My thoughts are with you Phyllis and family. I have fond memories babysitting for you when I was just a kid.

Carol Frederiksen Graham
#10 Skip Youngdahl 2017-06-03 01:50
I have so many memories of good times with Donnie when we were about 16, 17, & 18. Driving around in our cars and chipping in for gas to cruise on a Saturday night. And the time we drove to New York City for a cup of coffee. Not as good as Don's Diner but an exciting adventure for teenage boys. RIP my friend.
#9 Debbie Grant-Guy 2017-06-01 02:46
I have always thought that both the Perreaults and the Grants were family. I was in my thirties or older before I realized that we were not blood related. However it is one of the best things about growing up in Plainville. We all loved each other like we were. It takes a village to raise a child and I will always be grateful for my many aunts and uncles that I cherish who helped raise me.
#8 Debbie Grant-Guy 2017-06-01 02:34
I have always called you Uncle Don. I always will. I will miss you terribly because you always could make me giggle since I was a little peanut. I truly believed you were actually my uncle until I was in my late thirties. You and dad were like two peas in a pod. I love you, I love all of yours and always will. You are a wonderful man, a wonderful dad, husband, granddad and human. You will live forever in my heart and you know that.
#7 Deb Peterson 2017-05-19 06:23
Phyllis,I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I will remember Don fondly.I miss seeing the two of you at Alberto's. Love, Deb
#6 Ron & Dot Graveline 2017-05-18 16:20
Phyllis, Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We were neighbors for many years,& we still reminisce with our kids about what a great neighborhood it was to grow up in. We remember Don with great affection. He always had a great laugh!
#5 chet and Valerie 2017-05-17 13:49
We never truly lose the ones we love . . . we feel their warmth in the rays of the sun, we see their smiles in the twinkling stars, and we feel their touch in the brush of a breeze. May you be comforted by the beautiful memories that will always be in your thoughts, and the special love that will always be in you heart. Wishing you peace and courage to face the days ahead.
#4 Lynn Gaulin 2017-05-17 13:27
Phyllis and family. So many memories....sch ool days at Plainville Elementary & High School, trip to Virginia when Don was in the Army and so many others. Don is truly ' Mr.Plainville'. Our thoughts are with you all. Lynn
#3 Marge and Fred Garie 2017-05-17 09:30
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow, may he rest in peace.
#2 Bob andElsie Skinner 2017-05-16 23:46
Please accept our Condolences ~ Robert and Elsie Skinner
#1 Trisha Birkbeck 2017-05-16 18:33
I loved that the Perreaults and the Grants were like family and I was so happy that I got to visit Donnie in his final months. He always made me laugh .... even when he was doing something he shouldn't. The memories I have I will cherish forever and I send lots of love and condolences to all of you. He was truly a treasure and will surely be missed.

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