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Donald F. Vallee
October 27, 1938 ~ December 21, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Northbridge- Donald F. Vallee, 85, of Providence Rd. passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home on Thurs. Dec. 21, 2023 after an illness. His family was by his side. He is survived by his wife of 66 years Jeanne A. (Lavergne) Vallee; his 3 children Paul Vallee and his wife Pamela of Oxford, Sherrie Gianetti and her husband James of Uxbridge with whom he lived, and John Vallee of Northbridge; 3 grandchildren Maria (Gianetti) Kibarian and her husband Eric, Jason Vallee, and Jennifer Vallee; 2 step-grandchildren April Ballou and Mason Ovian ; a great-grandson Logan Panebianco; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his grandson Michael J. Gianetti on April 4, 1996 and his brother Robert P. Vallee, Commander, US Navy.
Born in Northbridge, MA on Oct. 27, 1938, Don was the son of Alfred R. and Loretta M. (McClure) Vallee and lived here all his life. Mr. Vallee worked 40 years in Boston as a Crew Chief for TWA which later became American Airlines. Previously he worked for Kaman Aircraft in Moosup, CT as a helicopter mechanic. He was educated at Good Shepherd School and Northbridge High School, Class of ’57 where he was a member of their Hot Rod Club, The Piston Poppers. He was a graduate of East Coast Aero Tech and attended UConn. His hobbies included antiquing with Jean, real estate investing, restoring vintage cars, lobstering, and building a Jamestown, RI vacation home with his wife and children. A special project of Don's was restoring a 1930 Model A pickup truck, which was a Fire Chief vehicle, to honor his grandson Michael. Special thanks to main caregivers Sherrie and Jim and Salmon VNA and Hospice for the exceptional love shown to Don during his illness. Over the years Don was a kind and affectionate husband, loving dad, grandfather, brother and a friend to all. He will be remembered as a true gentleman who cherished his family.
Calling hours at Jackman Funeral Home, 12 Spring St., Whitinsville are Tues. Dec. 26th from 4 to 7 pm. His funeral home service will be held on Wed. Dec. 27th at 11 am in the funeral home and burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Uxbridge. Memorial donations may be made to the: American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692. To leave a condolence message for his family please visit www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com