Donald P. Gogolinski

Born: Sun., Jun. 25, 1933
Died: Sat., May 20, 2017


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., May 24, 2017
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Thu., May 25, 2017
Location: St. Denis Church

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Douglas - Donald P. Gogolinski, 83, of Douglas and formely of Sutton, Massachusetts, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Umass Medical Center, Worcester. He leaves his wife of 53 years, Carol Hutnak Gogolinski; their daughter, Susan Gogolinski Cogley & husband William of Whitinsville; their son Steven Gogolinski and wife Lisa (Deluca) with grandsons Curtis, Jacob and Thomas of Whitinsville; his brother John Gogolinski and wife Jane of Webster; and his brother-in-law Thomas Hutnak of Douglas.
     Donald was born in Webster, son of the late John & Josephine (Bielik)  Gogolinski. He graduated from the Bartlett High School, Class of 1951.
     Don was a shoe designer at Bates Shoe in Webster, Massachusetts. He later worked as a Purchasing Agent for Whitin Machine Works / ATF Davidson in Whitinsville. He worked for the Modular Home Division of Hutnak Construction Company, Inc. prior to retirement in 1995.He was a fan of Polka music and dancing and enjoyed the annual St. Joseph Polish festivals in Webster.
     Don enjoyed bass fishing with his brother John and friend Ed Racicot at Webster Lake and pike fishing on the ice at Lake Champlain. He was know as the top angler of the Whitin Reservoir by his morning coffee buddies at the Goodness Store in Douglas. He taught many of his tips to his grandsons and also showed them the hot fishing spots of “The Rez”. He looked forward to annual Memorial Day fishing weekend at Whitin Reservoir with his friend Rick Ofcarcik where they could “catch and release” over 100 bass. A passionate New England Patriots fan, Don never missed watching a game on television. He never missed watching his nightly sports shows on Comcast and the various Patriots weekly television shows. Don was always proud of his manicured lawn and healthy garden. As he got older, healways counted on his good friend Ross Church to help get all his lawn and garden engines in top running shape.
His funeral will be held Thurs. May 25, 2017 from Jackman Funeral Home, 7 Mechanic St. with a Mass at 10 am in St. Denis Church, 23 Manchaug St. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery in Uxbridge will be at a later date. Calling hours at the funeral home are Wed May 24 from 5 to 8 pm. Memorial donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 220 N. Main St. Natick, MA 01760. To leave a condolence message please visit www.jackmanfuneralhomes. com

Charitable donations may be made in Donald's memory to the following organization:

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
220 North Main St., Suite 104, Natick, MA 01760
Tel: 508 655 6000

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Chief Patrick T. Foley
   Posted Mon May 22, 2017

By sympathy and condolences for the passing of your husband. He was a true friend, who I enjoyed talking too and listening to him about the patriots and his fishing. He had so much life and will ne missed.

God bless him,
Chief Patrick T. Foley

Lisa, Keith, Erin & Albert Tucci
   Posted Mon May 22, 2017
Uncle Donald is a man of deep love that is expressed most vividly as the reflection of his family and garden. We Love You!

Christian & Sarah Rowell
   Posted Mon May 22, 2017
Thinking of you all during this difficult time. We will always be here for you, my extend family. Much love, Christian & Sarah x

bob and maureen jacques
   Posted Mon May 22, 2017
So sorry to hear about Don. love and prayers to Carol and family.

Kent Brotherton & June Stanovich
   Posted Tue May 23, 2017
To the entire Gogolinski Family:
We are so sorry to hear of Don's passing. Don always had a smile, I think it rubbed off on Sue and Steve. May peace be with you.

Kent Brotherton & June Stanovich

Brett Argall
   Posted Tue May 23, 2017
My deepest condolences on the passing of your husband. May you find peace in the loving support of your friends and family.

Brett Argall (and family)

Earl & Kathy Ebbeling
   Posted Tue May 23, 2017
So very sorry. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

Stan Mertz
   Posted Wed May 24, 2017
We want to express our condolences in your time of sorrow to your family.

   Posted Wed May 24, 2017

John Beauregard
   Posted Wed May 24, 2017
Sorry for your loss

Rob & Sharon McCarthy
   Posted Thu May 25, 2017
So very sorry to hear of Don's passing. Our sincerest sympathy to you and your family.

Dick and Janet Ofcarcik
   Posted Thu May 25, 2017
We want to send our condolences and prayers to you and your family.
Don's smile and wit will be greatly missed.


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