Donald D. Casagrande, Weymouth Fire Department, Retired, age 67, formerly of Weymouth, died peacefully, Friday, May 10, 2013 at his daughters home in Avon, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Quincy, raised and educated in Quincy and Weymouth schools. Donald was a graduate of Weymouth High School, Class of 1963. As young man, Donald worked as a heliarc welder at the former Fore River Shipyard in Quincy. Donald was a Weymouth firefighter for fourteen years, retiring in the 1980s. He enjoyed soccer, photography, and cooking. Donald was devoted to his family, especially his three grandchildren. Beloved husband of the late Barbara Anne (Barry) Casagrande. Devoted father of Tara A. Gibbons and her husband Shawn of Avon, Donald D. Casagrande, Jr. and his wife Christine of Abington. Loving grandfather of Fiona, Liam, and Sam. Son of the late Louis Twin Casagrande and Lena M. Lee (Quintiliani) Casagrande. Brother of Lois AuCoin and her late husband Donald of Braintree and John Casagrande and his wife Linda of Sutton. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours were held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, One Independence Avenue, Quincy on Wednesday, May 15th from 4 | 7 p.m. At the request of the family, funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Donalds memory may be made to Saint Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. You are invited to visit www.thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.
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Published in The Weymouth News from May 12 to May 19, 2013