- May 4, 1947 - January 22, 2012
- Millville/grafton, Massachusetts
of Donald's Passing
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“Dear Cathy and Mike, So very sorry to hear about your Dad. We didn't know about it until the funeral was all over. He sounded like a great man! We...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Aunt Alice and Uncle Oakie - MA
“Dear Leslie, I am so sorry for your immeasurable loss. The words cannot help here, but if I can help you with anything, it would be my privilege to...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: yuri - MA
“Dear Leslie, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Our deepest sympathy~
3 of 28 | Posted by: C. Joni Couture-Mello - Oxford, MA
“Sorry for your loss but try to remember the good times.
4 of 28 | Posted by: Paolo Sinni - Dudley, MA
“Cathy. Chrissy, Leslie and all of Don's family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
5 of 28 | Posted by: Steve Bradford - Holliston, MA
“When we were in fourth grade, my cousin Donald moved to Massachusetts and was placed in my class. My life was immeasurably better once he came. He...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Kathleen Magnuson - Nashville, TN
“Cathy and family-Part of Don's journey was at Nipmuc HS where he made friends with everyone and we still considered him part of our graduating class...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: Larry and Donna Johnson - FL
“Leslie, so sorry for your loss. I remember Don as my D.A.R.E. teacher. He was an amazing man and I will never forget the knowledge he instilled into...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Jennifer Bacon - Worcester, MA
“Mike and Cathy We aren sorry to hear of Don's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
9 of 28 | Posted by: Bob and Marion Prentiss - Upton, MA
“Leslie, Fuzzy and I were so sorry to hear about Don.....he was such a great guy....We have great memories of the 90's in Millville :)....I hope you...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: Jennifer Foisy - Cumberland, RI
“Leslie, I am so sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of you and Don at the Cocke n Kettle where I worked with Don's cousin Joanne for many...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: Patti Eklund - Sutton, MA
“Leslie -- we are so sorry to hear about Donny. It almost seems surreal. We were all just watching a football game together and now this tragic...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Cynthia Plude - Shrewsbury, MA
“Leslie, my heart goes out to you and Don's family. He will be greatly missed. I'm glad for the time that we spent with you and Don this past...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: Jennie Harmon - Lakeland, FL
“We were so sorry to hear of the loss of the love of your life. Remembering your great love story today and always.
14 of 28 | Posted by: Chistos stamopoulos - upton, MA
“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.UMASS 2LICU
15 of 28 | Posted by: A friend
“Don: A man of military pride, service to his commmunity and family pride; he was admired and respected by many. His physical presence,quick smile...Read More »
16 of 28 | Posted by: John Mullaly Ret. Fire Chief - MA
“Leslie, my deepest condolences go out to you and Don's family. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
17 of 28 | Posted by: Maura O'Dea - Webster, MA
“Leslie my heart and thoughts and prayer go out to you and familys.And i will miss him a lot for the things he and you did for me. And Maria prayers...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: Mark Bush - Millville, MA
“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
19 of 28 | Posted by: Judy Rivera - Webster, MA
“My condolences to the family.
20 of 28 | Posted by: Joseph Minor - Winter Springs, FL
“Too fast Too soon a great friend and outdoors man he will be sorely missed and always remembered
21 of 28 | Posted by: Chris and Molly Friis - Uxbridge, MA
“Prayers to your family Mr. Cosgro, God Bless..
22 of 28 | Posted by: UMASS ER staff - Worcester, MA
“I had a lot of good times with Don in younger years. We were always in trouble together. Sorry to see he passed away from a fall of all things. My...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: ALBERT AMES - Mendon, MA
“Leslie&family, Cathy and family,... We are saddened by the loss of our friend.He was a good man, always there when we needed him. Our love and...Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: Valks Bombards - Whitinsville, MA
“Our thoughts and prays are with you and your family.
25 of 28 | Posted by: Patrick and Lisa - Merrimack, NH
“Dear Leslie, I am so very sorry to learn of Don's passing. You two seem to have a lot of fun traveling together. Keep those good memmories close;...Read More »
26 of 28 | Posted by: Diana Ferreira
“Leslie - My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to you.
27 of 28 | Posted by: Linda Dorgan Oliveira - NM
“Leslie & Family,I am sorry for your loss.
28 of 28 | Posted by: Tammy Eddy - Thompson, CT
Roney Funeral Homes
Donald C. Cosgro, 64, passed away January 22, 2012 suddenly after a fall. He is survived by his wife of 6 years, Leslie R. (Williams) Cosgro, his daughters Christine A. Cosgro and Cathleen L. Bradford and her husband Michael, his grandchildren Colin and Kendal Bradford and several cousins along with his beloved Golden Retriever "Cassie". Donald's brother James G. Cosgro predeceased him. Donald was born May 4, 1947 in Westfield, MA, son of the late Bernice R. (Britton) and James P. Cosgro. His family moved often when he was young as he spent time in Minnesota, West Virginia and eventually Massachusetts where he graduated from Grafton High School. He then briefly attended Worcester Junior College before joining the U.S. Navy , serving on several ships including the Aircraft Carrier USS Kennedy. Following his military service Don worked as a full time police officer in the towns of Upton and Milville, and he also assisted the Grafton Police Department. He was a talented electrician for many years, having earned his license as a Master Electrician at age 18. Don most recently worked for Sunshine Sign in North Grafton in both service and installations. He loved the outdoors, particularly hunting and fishing, and also enjoyed taking trips to Las Vegas and cruises with his wife Leslie. In lieu of flowers his family requests donations to benefit the Town of Upton Ambulance Fund PO Box 453 Upton MA 01568. CALLING HOURS & FUNERAL MASS All are invited to calling hours for Don Thursday January 26th from 5pm to 8pm at RONEY FUNERAL HOME 152 Worcester St. N. Grafton MA 01536. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday January 27th at 11:00am at St. Mary's Church 17 Waterville St. N. Grafton MA 01536. He will then be laid to rest with Military Honors at Fairview Cemetery in Grafton. Directions and an online condolence book to share memories of Don are available at: www.RoneyFuneralHome.com
152 Worcester Street North Grafton, MA 01536
Tel. (508) 839-4491