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“He was the best. Don had me appointed as a chry.dealer.Not too many measured up to him. Ill always remember him. ”
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“I grew up my entire life with you as my neighbor. I learned to swim in your swimming pool. Everytime I visited my mom, you'd come out of your house...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Alana Gordon - Worcester, MA

“We will miss seeing you in your chair when we walk by with Daisy and our many conversations through the window. We will also miss you buzzing around...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Fennelly's - Millbury, MA

“John ,Pat and I am so sorry for your loss.... Please take some solace in the fact that the good lord never gives you more than you can handle and he...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Gerald Finn - Millville, MA

“Though our grateful nation mourns with you in your loss, we can only feel a small part of the loss you are experiencing.Your loved one will always be...Read More »
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“You are in our prayers. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Bill & Christine Zelenak - MA

“Thoughts and prayer to you guys he was a good man treasure the memoriex ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: David aubin - Worc, MA

“So sorry for your loss. He will always be remembered. Rest In Peace. God bless the family. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Daniel Cronin - Auburn, MA

“Annie, Our most sincere sympathy, love and prayers go out to you and your entire family at this most difficult time. Your Dad was a great guy. We...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Kristy and George - Burrillville, RI

“Jan I am so sorry for the families loss you will be in my prayers. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: June Collins - Oxford, MA

“Jan- I am so Sorry for the loss of your Husband. My Sympathy goes out to you and the whole entire family in this difficult time. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Cindy Hudon - Oxford


MILLBURY-Donald Paul Lavin, 83, of Millbury, died peacefully Saturday, February 25, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

He leaves his wife of 62 years, Jeannette L. (Dupre) Lavin; two sons, John C. Lavin, III of Douglas and Steven F. Lavin, Sr of Auburn; two daughters, Ruth-Ann Kaseta and her husband Mike of Auburn and Ann-Marie Essex and her companion, Mike Kelly of Worcester; six grandchildren, Steven, John and Andrew Lavin, Donna and Kayla Oslowski and Adam Essex; and seven great grandchildren. Don also leaves a brother, Francis T. Lavin of Missouri; a sister, Mary Bartlett of N. Brookfield; sister-in-law, Evelyn Schwalenberg of Maine and Arizona; and several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by a son-in-law, Dale Essex; three brothers, Edward, John and Paul Lavin and two sisters, Joan Lepinski and Elizabeth Lavin.

He was born in Worcester, son of John C. and Cora M. (Paul) Lavin and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Don worked for Worcester Taper Pin, Corp. now known as Wright Machine, for many years before retirement. He was on the Millbury Fire Department for 11 years, retiring as Lieutenant. Don was a member of Sacred Heart-St. Catherine of Sweden Parish. He enjoyed going to the casino, scratch tickets and going to car auctions.

Services for Don will be held Sunday, March 5 at Lindquist Lundin Funeral Home, 36 Butler Street, Worcester with visiting hours from 1-3 pm immediately followed by a prayer service. Burial in All Faith's Cemetery will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.