Donald H. Staples, a longtime resident of Malden who moved to
Bedford six years ago, passed away on Sunday, Oct 9th.
Donald was born in Malden in 1953, the son of late Egerton and
Marjorie (Gardner) Staples. He grew up in Chelsea and
graduated from Chelsea High School with the Class of 1971.
A couple years after high school, he enlisted in the US Navy,
and served as a Radio Operator during the Vietnam War. Donald
loved music, and he also enjoyed reading and writing. In
addition, he was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan.
Donald is survived by his sister Barbara Staples of Medford, his
brother Richard G. Staples of Wakefield. Loving uncle of one
niece and six nephews.
He was predeceased by his twin brother John E. Staples and
Kenneth A. Staples.
A Memorial Service for Donald will be
held on Sat, October 15th., at 1 PM, at the
Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden,
with visitation held
for 11- 1PM
prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers contributions in Donald’s memory may be made
to the Bedford V.A.M.C. Patient Programs, 200 Spring Rd.,
Bedford, MA 01730.
will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Late US Navy