Webster - George William Dona, age 85, passed away at Webster Manor Nursing Home Thursday, June 2, 2016, after a short period of declining health.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Phil (Viley) Dona in June 2010. He was also predecesed by a brother, Christopher Dona in 2006 and by a sister, Helen (Dona) Matthews. He leaves his three daughters, Lynn M. and her husband, William Wentworth of N. Grosvenordale, Noreen Dona of Huntington Beach, CA, Carol and her husband Steve Watroba of Dudley; a brother-in-law, Breckonridge Viley and his wife Susan of Roseville, CA; four grandchildren, Taryn Wentworth, Peter, Aidan and Mac Watroba; two great-grandchildren; a niece and nephew; and many wonderful friends.
He was born in Dudley, son of the late Yrakle and Gladys (Augustynski) Dona and lived here all his life. He worked at Norton Company in Worcester and retired in 1992. Prior to that, he worked at Cranston Print Works in Webster. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and served in the Korean War.
He was an avid camper and square dancer for many years and belonged to the M & M Dance Club. He was an accomplished handyman and always helped out his friends and family. He enjoyed woodworking.
The funeral, with military honors, will be held on Tuesday, June 7th, from Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School St. Webster with a Mass at 10 am in St. Joseph Basilica, Webster. Burial in St. Joseph Garden of Peace. Calling hours at the funeral home are Monday, June 6th from 5 to 7pm. Donations can be made to the Webster-Dudley Veterans Council, Veterans Way, Webster, MA. A memorial guest book is available at www.shaw-majercik.com.