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Donald J. Groele

Obituary for Donald J. Groele

December 15, 1936 - March 2, 2018
Hooksett, New Hampshire | Age 81


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

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