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Donald J. MacFarland

August 19, 1929 ~ February 3, 2019 (age 89)
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Donald J. MacFarland, 89, of Brockton since 1971, formerly of Dorchester, passed away on February 3, 2019. A recipient of two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star Medal, he served in the U.S. Army in Japan after WWII and in the Korean War. Donald was the owner and operator of Cary Hill Locksmith for many years. He was a member of Teamsters Union Local 25, VFW Post 8892 in Avon, and Amvets Post 51 in Randolph. Donald was the husband of the late Frances A. (Cantillo) MacFarland; beloved father of Dennis MacFarland (and Christine) of New Bedford, Tami-Ann MacFarland (and Carolyn Cronin) of Brockton, Richard MacFarland (and Betty) of Salem, NH, Deborah MacFarland of Holbrook, Bernard MacFarland (and Phyllis) of Weymouth, Donald MacFarland Jr. of Vineyard Haven and the late Karen Murphy; father-in-law of Charles “Chet” Murphy of Hingham; loving grandfather of R.J. MacLaughlin (and Nicole) of Abington and Sean and Brian MacFarland of NH; great-grandfather of Alex Rosati and Gabriella MacLaughlin. All are welcome to calling hours Wednesday, Feb. 6th from 4-7 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. service in Waitt Funeral Home, 850 N. Main St., Brockton, procession to gather at the funeral home on Thursday, Feb. 7th at 9:30 a.m. for a committal service at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley St., West Bridgewater, MA 02379.

Donations may be made to:

Old Colony Hospice
321 Manley St., West Bridgewater MA 02379

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