Spinney, Donald L.
In Swampscott, 74, died peacefully in his sleep on Monday July 22, 2013, at his home in Swampscott. The son of James "Cap" and Florence (Crouse) Spinney, Donald was born in Lynn. A life-long athlete, he hit the 1st home run in Lynn's Little League History, helped Lynn English win the State Hockey Title in 1956, and helped Boston University to win two Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) hockey titles as well as the annual Bean Pot Hockey Tournament. He leaves his life mate Gayle Ames Morrisey, their children Kate (Morrisey) & John Derwin, Carole (Morrisey) & Joe Echanis, Alison Morrisey & John Lebhar, and William Morrisey & Eduardo Graça. He also leaves his children Peter Spinney, Jonathan Spinney & Benie McGuinness, and Gay Lizbeth & Greg McCool, as well as 10 grandchildren. At Donald's express wish, there is to be no funeral or burial ceremony. Donations in his memory may be made to the
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