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Donald J. Guilfoyle

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Donald J. Guilfoyle of Hanover, passed away July 23, 2013 at Brigham & Womens Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Charlestown, he was a son of the late Michael and Mary (Cooke) Guilfoyle. He was a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Army after graduating from Rockland High School. He was a graduate of Saint Anselm College then attended Boston University. He was employed as the Director of Transportation for the Naval Education and Training Center in Newport, RI. Donald was a long time usher at St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Church in Hanover, a founding member, Treasurer and past President of the ARC of Greater Plymouth. He continued to serve on the Board of Directors until his death. He was a member of the International Association of Basketball Officials and is recognized in the National Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA. He was also an active alumnus, and former President of the Golden Anselmians at Saint Anselm College. Donald was the devoted husband of the late Mary Elizabeth Bette (Houlihan) Guilfoyle; loving father of Donald J. Guilfoyle Jr. of Hanover, Mary Beth Burnand and the late William J. Burnand of Weymouth, Kathleen Guilfoyle and her husband David Aisenberg of Needham, Joan Guilfoyle and her husband James Stewart of Arlington, VA, and the late Jack Guilfoyle; dear brother of the late Ruth Bunker of Brockton, Joan Davenport of Bridgewater and, Michael Guilfoyle of Pembroke; cherished grandfather of Daniel, William, Erin, Maggie, Matthew and Christopher. Visiting hours were in the Sullivan Funeral Home, 551 Washington St, Rte. 53 in Hanover on Monday, July 29, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday, July 30, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Church, 392 Hanover St., Rte. 139 in Hanover. Interment in Hanover Center Cemetery Donations in Donalds name can be made to the ARC of Greater Plymouth, 10 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 208, Plymouth, MA 02360. For directions and our online guestbook, please visit at: SullivanFuneralHomes.com Sullivan Funeral Homes 781-878-0920, 781-293-2020 Family Owned & Operated Since 1897

Published in The Hanover Mariner from July 26 to Aug. 2, 2013
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