Donald C. Nason - age: 91
(March 28, 1921 to December 11, 2012
Visiting hours are 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, the 14th of December at Dennett, Craig and Pate in Saco. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11:00 AM at the funeral home, interment will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery following the ceremony
Donald C. Nason Sr., 91 died on December 11, 2012 in the East Waterboro home of his son and daughter-in-law Michael and Barbara Nason after a short struggle with cancer. He was born in Lynn, MA on March 29, 1921 to the late Ralph and Maybelle Nason.
Don is survived by his step-daughter Patricia Begley of East Hartford, CT.; sons Wayne E. Nason and his wife Sandra of Augusta, ME; Donald C. Nason Jr. and his wife Connie of Barnhart, MO.; Michael L. Nason and his wife Barbara of East Waterboro, ME.; thirteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild..
Don grew up and was educated in Lynn, MA. He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Mary Nason. He was also predeceased by three brothers and four sisters.
Don was part of the “Greatest Generation”. He spent three years fighting in World War II in the South West Pacific as part of the 103rd Infantry. He took part in the initial assault on Luzon. He was part of the gathering troops getting ready for the invasion of Japan when the war ended. After WW Il he met Mary and they married on New Year’s Eve in 1945. They moved to Maine where they started their family. Don worked as a carpenter for his brother E.S. Cole and others until he was 75.
Don enjoyed life and his family was grateful to have him for so long. He touched many hearts and will be forever remembered as a wonderful family man and the patriarch of a large and devoted family. We love you Dad.
Don’s family would like to express their sincere thanks the hospice care personnel; Rachel, Mike and Larry who tended to dad in East Waterboro these last few weeks. They made his last days comfortable and their affection for him was genuine.