Donald F. Hart
July 10, 1932 - December 10, 2012


HOPKINTON – Donald F. Hart, Sr., 80, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, December 10, 2012. He was the loving and devoted husband of Patricia A. (DeCoff) Hart, to whom he was married for 60 years. Born in Natick, he was the son of the late Raymond and Esther (Doherty) Hart.

He attended Natick High School, served his country during the Korean War, and was a member of the American Legion and Kiwanis Club. He was a master plumber and the proud owner of Hart’s Plumbing and Heating.

While working and raising six children, Don still found time to be involved with the Hopkinton Youth Hockey Program. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Don was an avid skier, boater, hunter, golfer and enjoyed many vacations on Lake Sunapee. In his later years he could usually be found in his car with a set of golf clubs and his beloved chocolate lab, Tootsie.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter Dawn Ann Elder and her husband Paul of Hopkinton; his son and namesake Donald F. Hart Jr. and his wife Isabel of Hopkinton; his daughter Kathleen M. Williamson and her husband Steven of Hopkinton; his daughter Karen E. Ward of Framingham; his son James J. Hart and his wife Victoria of Hopkinton; and his daughter Jennifer J. Hart of Hopkinton. He leaves his legacy of 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his two brothers, Joseph and Robert.

Calling Hours

Friday December 14, 2012, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Callanan Cronin Funeral Home
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Funeral Mass

Saturday December 15, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church
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Memorial Donations

Memorial donations can be made to:
Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472