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“My condolences to the family. Don helped me become more professional in my job and taught me how to be a good person in my personal life. He will be...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Semper Fi Brother.Tom: 3/5 Marine. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Tom Manion - Springfield, MA

“RIP to "Uncle Donald", and my condolences to his family - Uncle Donald, you were the grandfather i never had. Only through the years, and having...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Bill Syrjala - Boston, MA

“Donal,Maryalice,Tricia,Brian, and Christine sorry to hear about your father. I have very fond memories of him as an uncle and dear friend. Plus...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Debbie Rooke/Eggers - Phoenix, AZ

“To donal,Mary Alice,Tricia,brain christine. Sorry to hear about dad he was a great and wonderful uncle. I have many wonderful memories of him and us...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Debbie Rooke-eggers - Phoenix, AZ

“MARY LUNDRIGAN AND FAMILYBOTH MYSELF AND GEORGE WANT TO SEND YOU AND YOUR FAMILY OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: BETTY and GEORGE FRECHETTE - MA

“Remembering great times and a great family from Hungry Hill and Harmon Ave.Thoughts and prayers for the Rooke Family and may Don Rest in Peace! ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Martha Hannon - Springfield, MA

“Safe home to one of my favorite Uncles. Keep the light on. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Tim Rooke - Springfield, MA

“To Mr. and Mrs. Rooke and family. Thank you for a great childhood that lasted forever. Jim and Bill McDonough, 44 Harmon ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: A friend


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Donald was born on August 19, 1929 and passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017.

Donald was a resident of Massachusetts.

Donald graduated from Cathedral High School 1947.

Family and friends are invited to meet for calling hours on Friday May 19th from 4-7 PM at the Forastiere Smith Funeral Home 220 North Main St. East Longmeadow. Funeral services will be held on Saturday May 20th beginning at 9:15 AM at the funeral home followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM at St. Marys Church 519 Longmeadow St. Longmeadow. Burial will be held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Springfield immediately following.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis TN 38105-1905; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 26 Broadway 14th Floor New York NY 10004; or MS Society of Greater New England 101A First Avenue Waltham MA 02451.

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