Mr. Donald W. Pinard

  • Born: August 26, 1928
  • Died: September 1, 2017
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

Donald W. Pinard passed away peacefully on September 1, 2017, at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading, following an 18-month battle with cancer. Don was born on August 26, 1928 and had just turned 89 this past Saturday. He had maintained his independence and self-sufficiency until the last few days. Donald was a warm and caring son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Donald was pre-deceased by Mary (Sullivan) Pinard, his loving wife of 60 years. He is survived by his son Kevin Pinard and his wife Pamela and daughter Karen Zahoruiko and her husband Thomas. The cherished grandfather of Abigail Pinard, Nicole Elftman and her husband Timothy, Erika Zahoruiko and her fiancé James Zenevitch and Derek Zahoruiko, Donald was the dear brother of Robert Pinard and his wife Joan. He is also lovingly survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Don grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he met and married his wife Mary. As a young man, he proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. He worked and ably supported his family through a 40 year drafting career at General Electric in Lynn. He enjoyed the simple pleasures of taking care of his family and home, and the company of friends and neighbors. He was blessed to have over 25 healthy retirement years, during which he enjoyed traveling with his wife, attending his grandchildren's sporting and other events, and golfing through his 88th year. He was especially happy taking local road-trips and dining with friends and family. Donald was very committed to his faith, which he expressed every Sunday at St. Patrick's Parish. Don was kind, generous, and ever-present in his children's and grandchildren's lives, and he considered their friends to be his extended family.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM Thursday, September 7th at 8am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Donald's Eternal Life in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St. Stoneham at 9am. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the Family on Wednesday, September 6th from 4-8pm in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and elevator are available. Interment with Military Honors will take place at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Stoneham.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in memory of Donald to The Sawtelle Family Hospice House, c/o Development Office Middlesex-East Visiting Nurse Hospice 800 W Cummings Park, Suite 5000 Woburn, MA 01801.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Kevin, Pam, Abby and the entire Pinard family,

Don and his late wife, Mary were two of the most wonderful people you will ever meet. Many fond memories back in the hockey days as Don was terrific as a positive influence for Kevin and Karen and all the young people who were lucky enough to meet him.

My deepest sympathy and God Bless,

Deane and Janice Pomeroy

Posted by Deane Pomeroy - Albuquerque, NM   September 07, 2017

Kevin,Pam,Abby and family
My deepest sympathy to you and your family
Elizabeth & Scott

Posted by Elizabeth MacDougall - Topsfield, MA - Friend   September 06, 2017

Karen & Tom, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Faith Walsh

Posted by Faith Walsh - Lowell, MA   September 05, 2017

Our sincere condolences!
Prayers for Don and his family! RIP Don!

Posted by Joe and Marci Trapuzzano - Port Orange, FL - Family Friend   September 04, 2017

My condolences to the Pinard family. I have many fond memories of Mr. Pinard usually revolving around a hockey rink or a softball field. He was a wonderful man who always had a warm smile for me. May he rest in sweet peace.

Posted by Joann Marrone-Joyce - Stoneham, MA - Friend   September 04, 2017

My sincere condolences.

Posted by Timothy Weisse - Tampa, Florida - Friend   September 04, 2017