HEALD, Donald V. 54, of West Roxbury, MA, lost his battle with ALS on January 27, 2013. Originally, from Levittown, NY, he is former husband of Regina Bellavia of Brookline, MA, fiancée of Tracy Salazar of Stoughton, MA, and son of Frederick O. Heald of Lincolnville, ME and the late Elizabeth Lucille (Connors) Heald. He is survived by his brothers, Frederick A. Heald of Columbus, OH, and George W. Heald of Augusta, ME, and his sister, of Jane M. Heald of Ft. Wayne, IN; his cousins, Ernest W. Connors of Washington, ME, Anne E. Connors of Waterville, ME and Deborah A. Roberts of Mansfield, MA. He is also survived by many other cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Donald was band director at Dedham Middle School for 11 years and prior to that taught at Roderick Elementary School in Wrentham, MA for one year. Don was an accomplished professional musician who played with numerous bands in New York, Boston and Maine. Visiting hours in the George F. Doherty & Sons Wilson-Cannon Funeral Home, 456 High St. DEDHAM, Thursday January 31 from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 pm and on Friday, February 1 from 2:00-6:00 pm followed by a celebration of his life with friends, food, stories and songs at the Holiday Inn, Dedham, MA from 7:00-10:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome donations to the ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter, and the National Alliance for Mentally Ill. Online guestbook and directions at George F. Doherty & Sons Dedham 781-326-0500

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George F. Doherty & Sons Wilson-Cannon Funeral Home
456 High Street Dedham, MA 02026
(781) 326-0500
Published in The Boston Globe on Jan. 28, 2013