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J. Donald O達rien


J. Donald O達rien, 88, husband of the late Shirley (Crosby) O達rien of Labor-in-Vain Road, Ipswich, died Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in his home.

He was born in Lynn September 13, 1927, the only child of late John and Elizabeth M. (Adrien Delameroux) O達rien. During WWII he served the in the Navy aboard the USS General RE Callan in the Pacific Theatre.

Don was an Optometrist and owned an optometry practice in Stoneham, from 1950 till his retirement.

Married in 1955 the O達riens built a home and raised their family in Ipswich.  They were active in the boating community in and around Ipswich Bay.  Don loved boating and took the family on many boating vacations to Maine, Boston and Cape Cod. 

 He is survived by two sons, Barry D. O達rien and his wife Rhea of Ayer, Todd J. O達rien and his wife Allison of Grafton; five grandchildren, Shea, Brooke and Taryn O達rien all of Ayer and  Riley and Avery O達rien both of Grafton.

His Funeral Service was held Friday morning July 15, 2016 in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich followed by interment with Military Honors in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery in Ipswich.

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