Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home
154 Route 6A
Sandwich, MA 02563
(508) 888-3511
More Obituaries for DONALD LAFLER
Looking for an obituary for a different person with this name?


1926 - 2019
LAFLER, Donald W. Age 93, of East Sandwich, MA, passed away on August 20th at home. A Memorial Mass will be held at Corpus Christi Parish, East Sandwich on Saturday, August 24th at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be private.

Mr. Lafler was born August 14, 1926 in Batavia, New York to John Lafler and Edith Lambke Lafler. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946, and subsequently graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a Bachelor's degree in 1949.

He enjoyed a career in retail management, rising to Vice President and CEO posts at various firms. He taught Retail Management at Cape Cod Community College, and helped create a new cathedral at Corpus Christi Parish in Sandwich, MA.

In July 1951, Mr. Lafler married Shirley Rogers of LeRoy, New York.

He was preceded in death by son John F. Lafler. He is survived by Shirley Rogers Lafler, beloved wife of 68 years, his children Mary Lafler James, Steven Lafler, Nancy Elizabeth Lafler, and Judy Lafler Converse, grandchildren Dorian James, Daniel James Bandit, Christian James, Molly James Banasiak, Ben Converse, Maxwell Lafler and Genevieve Lafler, and great-grandchildren Wolf Bandit, Juniper Bandit, and Julian James.

For directions & online condolences, please visit www.nickersonbournefuneralhome.com
Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 23, 2019
Read More
Give others a chance to express condolences. Not right now.
Inform family & friends of DONALD's passing.
Planning Guide
Planning ahead makes a big difference. Get Legacy's free funeral guide and know your advance options.