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Donald "Don" McLennan

December 12, 1932-September 7, 2018

Donald McLennan of Laconia, NH, formerly of Malden & Stoneham, passed away Friday afternoon, September 7, 2018 in the Golden View Health Care Center, in Meredith, NH after a short illness, he was 85.   Don was born on December 22, 1932 in Malden, one of four sons of William A. & Myrtle L. (Battershall) McLennan.

   Don was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School Class of 1951.  He was a member of the Malden High School Football team, the Golden Tornado’s.  In 1948 the football team had a  winning year, and all players went on to the Florida Gator Bowl. The Golden Tornados won that bowl game.

   In February of 1953 Donald joined the U.S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict. He was later discharged in January of 1955 as a Private First Class. Don would later meet and marry the love of his life, Avis M. Schulze.  The couple married on August 25, 1957 in the First Baptist Church in Malden.  Don & Avis were married for over 61 years and just celebrated their wedding anniversary a few weeks ago.  Don was a self-employed and owner of the Don McLennan Painting and Wallpapering Company, working out of the Stoneham area.  Don worked at his trade for many years and would later retire in 2007 and settled in Laconia, NH with his wife Avis. 

   Donald was a longtime member of the Melrose VFW.  In his spare time Donald enjoyed a good round of golf or watching the Patriots, Bruins and Red Sox games. He was also an avid bowler and a member of the Fun Spot Seniors Bowling League in Laconia.

   Donald is survived by his loving wife Avis M. McLennan, his late brother’s spouses, Joan McLennan of Malden & Bernice McLennan of Melrose. He was the cherished uncle to many dear and loving nieces & nephews, great nieces & nephews & great- great nieces & nephews.

   He was predeceased by his three brothers, and sister in-law William McLennan and his wife Dolores, Herbert E. McLennan & Hubert McLennan.

   Relatives and friends are welcome to call at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St. Malden, on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 10:45AM-12Noon.  Funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 12 noon.  

At the request of the family, Donald’s interment will be private.

   In lieu of flowers contributions in Dons memory may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

 

 

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