Donald E. McAlman Sr.

NASHUA - Donald E. "Mac" McAlman Sr., 80, a longtime Nashua resident, died at his home, Saturday morning, Dec. 1, 2012, in the company of his loving family after a brief illness.

A son of the late Clifton H. and Hazel May (McDonald) McAlman, he was born in Manchester on Nov. 22, 1932. Educated in local schools, Don was a graduate of Nashua High School, class of 1952. A Navy veteran, Mr. McAlman served with the 6th Fleet in the Atlantic during the Korean War from 1953 to 1957.

After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Don began his career with the former Improved Paper Machinery Company in Nashua and continued with its successor Ingersoll Rand for a total of 37 years. He later worked for the Nashua Fire and Rescue for seven years.

Mr. McAlman was devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Nashua. He was honored as Man of The Year in 2002 and recently was the recipient of the Golden Hammer award for his many years in caring for the grounds and maintenance of the church.

In his leisure time, Don enjoyed gardening, photography, motorcycles and cars, and traveling along the Kancamangus Highway. He was also a great animal lover, and was fondly known as "Mr. Fix It."

Members of his family include his wife of 57 years, Jane (Robbins) McAlman, whom he married on June 18, 1955; his five children and their spouses, Martha and Michael Kania of Manchester, Donald E. Jr. and Darlene McAlman of Hudson, Kathleen Demers of Merrimack, Julie and Thomas Pratt, and Nancy Santerre, all of Nashua; eight grandchildren, Amanda Kania, Brandon and Brooke McAlman, Ryan and Amy Demers, Sarah and Airman 1st Class Jonathan Pratt, USAF, and Timothy Santerre; a sister, Dorothy Munroe of Grapevine, Texas; also many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Donald was predeceased by two sisters, Pauline Stanton and Priscilla R. Wells.


services: Calling hours will be held at the Farwell Funeral Home, 18 Lock St., Nashua, on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. His funeral service will be held in the First Baptist Church, 121 Manchester St., Nashua, Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Edgewood Cemetery. Friends are invited to attend and will gather at the church.

Donations may be made in his memory to the First Baptist Church, 121 Manchester St., Nashua, 03064, or the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Area Shelter, Inc., PO Box 3116, Nashua, 03061. Arrangements are in the care of the Farwell Funeral Service, (603) 882-0591, www.farwellfuneral.com.

Published in Union Leader on Dec. 4, 2012