Donald R. Temple

Donald R. Temple

Birth
Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 25 Mar 2014 (aged 62)
Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 155847403 · View Source
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Donald R. Temple, 62, of Jefferson, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, under the loving care of his family. Born in Clinton on February 22, 1952, Don was the son of Raymond F. and Janet (Elliott) Temple and lived in Sterling before he and his wife moved to Jefferson in 1978.

Don graduated from Wachusett Regional High School in 1970 and enlisted in the United States Army in 1972 where he proudly served his country during the Vietnam Era. Don worked at Harrington Richardson in Gardner, as a meat cutter at the Appletown Market and continued his career later at St. Gobain where he worked for 25 years.

He was an active member of the Hiram O. Taylor American Legion Post #189 in Sterling where he served several terms as Commander. He was also a Past Commander of District Four, Worcester County Council and Past Vice Commander and Sergeant at Arms of the Department of Massachusetts American Legion, and a member of the 40/8. He loved his hometown of Sterling where he continued the family's tradition of organizing and participating in the annual Memorial Day and Veterans Day Parades, serving as Parade Marshall for many years. Don also enjoyed baseball and was a coach and umpire for Sterling Little League.

Besides his beloved wife of 35 years, Jeanette M. (Woodcock) Temple, Don leaves his two daughters, Margaret L. Temple of Homestead, Florida and Gretchen E. Temple of Holden; two granddaughters, Carrina and Camrynn Carnrike; three brothers, Robert E., Earl W. and James D. Temple all of Sterling; three sisters, Barbara J. DeStefano of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Marjorie B. Johnson of Leominster and Beverly J. Temple of Sterling; and several nieces and nephews. Don will be remembered for his quiet and unassuming nature and as a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend calling hours from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, at the Miles-Sterling Funeral and Tribute Center, 100 Worcester Road, Sterling. In honor of Don's life, a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 31, at the First Congregational Church of Auburn, 128 Central St., Auburn. A private burial service will be held at a later date at Oakhill Cemetery in Sterling. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Kidney Cancer Research, 10 Brookline Place West 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445 or to Veteran's Inc., 69 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605.


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  • Created by: Margo Reasner
  • Added: 9 Dec 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 155847403
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Donald R. Temple (22 Feb 1952–25 Mar 2014), Find a Grave Memorial no. 155847403, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Margo Reasner (contributor 48205047) .