Donald J. Groele

  • Born: December 15, 1936
  • Died: March 2, 2018
  • Location: Hooksett, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Donald by adding your memories and photos.

Donald J. Groele, 81, of Hooksett, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 2, 2018 while spending the winter in Lehigh Acres, FL. Born in Lawrence, MA on December 15, 1936, he was son of the late John and Mary (Solak) Groele. He enjoyed 55 years of marriage with his wife, Pauline (Ruais) Groele.

Donald graduated from Lawrence High School before proudly serving in the United States Navy. He later went on to work for the Union Leader as a printing pressman for over 40 years. In his spare time, Donald enjoyed gardening and following Boston sports teams. Donald will be best remembered as a devoted husband, father and grandfather who cherished time spent with his family.

Donald leaves behind his wife, Pauline Groele; his children, Donald Groele Jr. and wife Sharon; Karen Langella and husband Chris; David Groele and wife Kim; Laura Duchsene and husband Paul; and Mary Turcotte; his sister, Irene Augot; his grandchildren, Brittany and Samantha Turcottte, Steven, Nathan and Emily Duchesne; Gabriella and Isabella Langella; as well as many extended family members and friends. In addition to his parents, Donald was predeceased by his brother, John Groele.

Services: Visitation will be held at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover St, Manchester, NH on Thursday, March 15th from 4-7pm. A funeral service will be held at Holy Rosary Church, 21 Main Street, Hooksett, NH on Friday, March 16th at 10am. Donald will be laid to rest at Holy Rosary Cemetery in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Donald's memory may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105


Condolence & Memory Journal

Aunt Pauline and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Matt will be there and the kids and I are thinking about you and sending our love. We know that you all will treasure all of the wonderful memories you made with him.
Love, Erin, Matt, RJ and Elizabeth

Posted by Erin Ruais - McKinney, TX - Family   March 15, 2018

Sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.

Posted by Patricia McIntyre - Hampton, NH   March 14, 2018

Dear Pauline and family. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts. Steve and Diane Wilson

Posted by Steve and Diane Wilson - Derry, NH - Family Friend   March 14, 2018

Donald and Sharon, So sorry for your loss. Linda

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2018

So sorry Pauline and all the Groele family for your loss. You are in our thoughts. We will see you at the service in the spring.
Steve and Diane Wilson

Posted by Steve and Diane Wilson - Derry, NH, NH - Family Friend   March 13, 2018

Dearest Pauline & family,
My sister Linda and I have such a wealth of cherished memories of family visits when we we kids oh so many years ago. Our hearts were saddened when we heard of Dons passing and pray that his memory will live on in your hearts. God Bless you in this time of sorrow.

Mark Ouellette
Linda Ouellette
Christine Bistany
Don Ouellette

Posted by Mark Ouellette - Exeter, NH - Family   March 13, 2018

So sorry to the entire Groele family for your loss of Don. Worked with him at the Union Leader for many condolences

Posted by Susan Carrier - Manchester, NH   March 12, 2018

Pauline & family: we were very sorry to hear of Don's passing. We remember Don as a quiet man who loved his family. Please accept our deepest condolences on your loss.

Posted by Norm & Phyllis Fortier - Manchester, NH - Friend   March 12, 2018

My deepest condolences to the entire Groele family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda Williams

Posted by A friend   March 12, 2018

MARCH 12, 2018
To The Groele Family :
Enjoyed many working nights and busy days with Don and his crews at The Union Leader over many years. His sense of humor and his dedication to producing the best newspapers of the day will long be remembered. Hoping the tears of these times will be dried by the smiles of so many who will recall the good times. Most Sincerely,
Marco Island. Florida

Posted by A friend   March 12, 2018

We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your father / Dziadziu. Hold tight to the memories. All our love - Laura, Alan, Hailey, Caitlin, Rebecca and Tommy Montminy

Posted by Laura Montminy - Hooksett, NH - Family Friend   March 11, 2018

Sorry, Pauline.
Take care, & God bless!!
Vivian & Paul Gosselin

Posted by A friend   March 08, 2018


Rest In Peace Don, You will be missed

Posted by Scott & Robin Fitzgerald - New Boston, NH - Family Friend   March 08, 2018

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