Donald A. Danforth Sr.

Born: Sun., Sep. 10, 1933
Died: Tue., Nov. 6, 2012


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 08, 2012
Location: Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Nov. 09, 2012
Location: New Hope Baptist Church

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Uxbridge- Donald A. Danforth Sr., 79, of W. Hartford Ave., N. Uxbridge died Tues. Nov. 6 at home after a long illness.  He is survived by his 5 sons, David A. Danforth, Donald A. Danforth Jr., James A. Danforth all of Uxbridge, Dean A. Danforth of Millbury, and Stephen P. Danforth of La Grange, ME; 3 daughters Elizabeth P. Lamontagne of Uxbridge with whom he lived, Ann M. Grondin of Douglas, Linda J. Vensel of Uxbridge; 42 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 2 sisters Elsie Ballentine and Ellen Beals both of VT, and a brother Russell Danforth of Leominster.  He is predeceased by his wife of 47 years Dorothy A. (Avenengo) Danforth who died on Dec. 13, 2004, a son Duane A. Danforth who died on Oct. 14, 2003, twin daughters who died at birth in 1960, 4 brothers, Harold, Robert, Richard, and William Danforth.

Born in New London, NH on Sept. 10, 1933 he was the son of Kenneth and Pearl (Wescott) Danforth and lived in Uxbridge for the passed several years.  He was educated in the Springfield, VT school system and worked as a truck driver for an oil company before his retirement in 1992.  Donald loved his family and watching his grand and great grandchildren.  He enjoyed hunting and was an avid Red Sox fan.  
His funeral service will be held on Fri. Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. in New Hope Baptist Church, 64 Central St., Millville.  Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.  Calling hours in Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd. Uxbridge are Thurs. Nov. 8 from 4 – 8 p.m.  To leave a condolence message for the family, please visit

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Blodgett gang
   Posted Tue November 06, 2012
From everyone here in the burg, we love you all and will miss Uncle Donnie as he was a wonderful man. Glad he is no longer suffering. Prayers and peace to you all hugs

Polly, Uncle Paul and Aunt Marie
''The Blodgett''

Clifford Lowell
   Posted Tue November 06, 2012
Sorry for your loss , you and your family will be in my prayers.

Roger & Sandy Danforth
   Posted Tue November 06, 2012
Uncle Donny...The times I remember the most about you are the times of laughter and love whenever you came around. My heart is so heavy right now that I cannot even say the words I am feeling. I love you, I miss you, and I know you are finally at peace. Rest well knowing your family NEVER left your side, even as your spirit left this world to join your family on the other side. Please say "hi" to my dad for me.

Beth and family...Thanks for sharing your father with me.

Elizabeth Lamontagne
   Posted Tue November 06, 2012
Dad, thanks for all of the great memories! I will forever remember the baseball games in the front yard, even if we never got to bat!! Thanks for all the bubble gum you gave us every day when you came home from work, and for all the cavities that came along with it! Thanks for helping us become the best horseshoe throwers ever!!! Thanks for keeping the wood stove going all night long, so we would be warm! Thanks for all the fresh vegetables from your beautiful garden! Thanks for all the Elvis collectible cards you gave me when I was a kid. Oh, yeah, and for the encyclopedia set you picked up one by one at the local supermarket. I could go on and on, but I guess what I''d like to say, is thank you for helping Mommy give us the best childhood ever!!! Thanks for helping Mommy mold us into the people we are today!!! Love you an miss you already!

Lisa & Rick Brundage
   Posted Wed November 07, 2012
To the Entire Danforth family,

Our deepest sympathies to you all.

Lisa & Rick

Susan Lejonhud
   Posted Wed November 07, 2012
To my cousins: I am so very sorry at the loss of your father. I know this is a tough time for you, and that you all loved him very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please accept our deepest sympathies. ~Susan (Turner) Lejonhud and Dana Lejonhud

Also my mom, your Aunt Lois, wants me to tell you how deeply sorry she is as well. :(

Sandra Jensen
   Posted Wed November 07, 2012
To all of the family, I am so glad that your dad was able to have his children take care of him from the time your mom left. You are a great family. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. I have known him 60 yrs. He was a great and compassionate man and he loved his family dearly. May he rest in peace now with the rest of the family in heaven with our dear Lord. I love you , Aunt Sandy

Glen Boisvert and Tweetie Keegan ( Boisvert )
   Posted Thu November 08, 2012
We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad, he was an amazing person.

God Bless

holly heywood thebeau
   Posted Thu November 08, 2012
sorry to hear about your dad..i can still remember all the good times we had as kids..think of those times..

Tom Avenengo
   Posted Fri November 09, 2012
Please allow me to offer condolences on your loss from my sisters Rosemarie (Tiny), Cathy, my brother, Raymond (Jim), and from me and my wife, Joan.

   Posted Fri August 02, 2019
Still miss you daddy

   Posted Thu September 12, 2019
Thank you daddy for all the great music you recorded for me. Love and miss you

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