Donald F. Tatro, 83, resident of Rindge, NH died on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Jaffrey, surrounded by his loving family.
Don was born on May 8, 1932 in Winchendon, Ma, a son of the late Burton Richards and Josephine (Beauvais) Tatro-Richards.
He faithfully served his country in the United States Army and was part of the Korean War, serving in Berlin, Germany.
Upon completing his faithful duty to his country, Don returned home and resided in Winchendon for many years, raising his family with his wife, Lucille (Jacques). Later, Lucille and Don moved up the road to Rindge, NH where they have resided for the better part of thirteen years.
Don worked most of his life as an appliance repairman and in the electronics maintenance field. Some companies he worked for over the years include: O’Donnell’s Appliance, Tatro Electronics and MCCI in Gardner, MA.
He was a 4th Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus in Jaffrey, NH, and Commander of the V.F.W. Post 2158 and Lifetime member of the American Legion of Winchendon, MA. He obtained his private pilot’s license at the age of 50 and was a real estate broker for NH and MA. Don was also the Civil Defense director for the town of Winchendon, Ma for many years.
In addition to his loving wife, Lucille, survivors include his daughters and son-in-laws; Linda and Steven Garney of Sterling, MA, Karen and James Murphy of Winchendon, MA, Sandra and Charles Quartermouse of New Ipswich, NH, Donna Tatro and Terry Rodriguez of Fayetteville, NC and Laurie Songer of Gardner, MA, his sons and daughter-in-laws; Bruce and Pauline Tatro of Gardner, MA and Dennis and Jennifer Tatro of Marlborough, NH, twenty Grandchildren, thirty-eight Great Grandchildren and one Great Great Grandchild. He also leaves one sister, Mary Priest of Troy, NH and one half-sister, Diane McCall, and two half brothers, Robert and Malcolm Richards, all of Olympia, WA.
Services: A calling hour will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM in the Cournoyer Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 33 River Street, Jaffrey, NH. A Mass of Christian burial will follow the calling hour at 1:00 PM in the St. Patrick’s Church, 89 Main Street, Jaffrey, NH with Rev. Wilfred Deschamps officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Calvary Cemetery, Winchendon, MA.