Donald S. Moscone

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MOSCONE Donald S., age 82, of Hillsboro Beach, FL, formerly of Braintree, died unexpectedly, Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He had lived in Hillsboro Beach as a winter and permanent resident for thirty-five years and previously in Braintree for forty-five years. Donald was born in Quincy, raised and educated in Quincy schools and was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1950. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served as a gunner on a B-29 during the Korean War and later attended the Air Force Cadet Pilot and Officer Training Program. Following his military service, Don began his construction career with the B.H. Macomber Company and later with the George A. Fuller Company for twelve years during which time he earned an engineering degree from Northeastern University, through the evening program. In 1969, he was appointed vice-president and director of the J.F. White Contracting Company. In January of 1977, he founded Moscone, Inc. Builders of Boston and Quincy, leading the firm successfully through years of steady growth in construction, construction management and real estate development. He retired in 1991. During his career, Don worked on many well-known projects, including the Brandeis University Science Center Complex, the United States Pavilion EXPO ‘67 in Montreal, Canada, the Gateway Center Complex in Newton and the former Schaeffer Stadium in Foxboro. Following retirement, Don was a partner with the former Boston Breakers of the USFL and for two years ran a successful cattle feed operation in Colorado. With over fifty years in the construction industry, Don was proud to have served as a past president and director of the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts and as past president of the Massachusetts Building Congress. He served on the President’s Advisory Council at the University of Massachusetts and as a director of the National Council Northeastern University. He was also a member of the Corporation at Northeastern. He was a former director of the Commonwealth Bank, the Patriot Bank N/A and the Patriot Conifer Bank. Don was an avid golfer and enjoyed his memberships at the Wollaston Golf Club in Milton and the Country Club of Coral Springs in Florida. Beloved husband of the late Joan E. (Sweeney) Moscone. Devoted father of Donald J. Moscone and his wife Criena of Holbrook, Joanne M. Moscone of Scituate, Nancy T. Dunn and her husband Stephen of Braintree, the late Michael J. Moscone and his late wife Lisa. Loving grandfather of Paige, Ashley, Michelle, Nicole, Donald Jr., Kellyanne, Matthew, Alyson and Amanda. Cherished great grandfather of Arianna. Dear brother of Flora Moscone of Braintree, Ann Anastasi and her husband Frank of Norwood, Dante Moscone of Florida and his late wife Delores, the late Lee Oriola and her late husband Hugo. Don is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, QUINCY, Friday, June 5th at 11 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visitation at the funeral home on Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. 11 a.m. Interment with military honors at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. In lieu of flowers, donations in Don’s memory may be made to the , 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 A. You are invited to visit www.thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.

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Sweeney Brothers Home For Funerals Inc
1 Independence Ave
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 472-6344
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Published in Boston Herald on June 3, 2015
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