HEHIR - Donald R., Sr. January 8, 2021: Loving husband of 63 years to Carol (Suthers) Hehir (deceased September, 2015). Donald was father, grandfather and great-grandfather who was adored by 40 descendants including: Brian (Janet), Janeen Wine (Jimmy), Donald (Laura), Bernadette Gartner (Rich), Victoria Hehir (Lenny) and Jerome (Diane). He was able to spend many years with his 17 grandchildren and continued to be amazed at the count of 17 Great-Grandchildren. He was born in East Northport in 1927 and was the 4th son of Mary Ellen (Walsh - Co. Mayo) and Patrick Hehir (Limerick), Ireland. He spent all his life in East Northport and lived within a half-mile of his brothers Edward, John and Gerald Hehir. He is survived by his loving sisters, Mary Olivari and Joan Reid He is also survived by in-laws Dale Berner, Jean Schulz and Paula Pinkes. Predeceased by Bob Suthers and Fred Dittmar. Donald was a faith filled and devoted member of St Anthony of Padua in East Northport where he spent decades as a Lector, Usher, and a volunteer at Parish Outreach where he drove the Parish van for those needing assistance. He prayed the Rosary daily for his family and those in need. We were blessed to be his caregivers for the past few years and every time we left the house, he made certain to thank us for being so good to him. He taught us well and we thank God that he was with us for 93 years. We will miss him greatly and will forever take his examples of faith, family, hope, love, patience, perseverance, honesty, compassion, wisdom, courage, and will spread these virtues into the world to honor his life and legacy. Visiting Nolan Funeral Home, 5 Laurel Avenue, Northport Tuesday, January 12th, 6-9 pm. Funeral Mass Wednesday 11 am at St. Anthony of Padua Church, East Northport, NY, interment to follow at St. Philip Neri Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, we respectfully request a donation in his name to St. Anthony of Padua Parish Outreach who is helping so many in need during these hard times. We thank you in advance for your kindness. nolanfh.com
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Published by Newsday on Jan. 12, 2021.