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Donald C. LaverdureJuly 8, 1924 ~ May 6, 2017 (age 92)
Marlborough-Donald Calvin Laverdure, 92, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, passed away Saturday May 6, 2017. Donald was born on July 8, 1924 in Marlborough, Massachusetts to William & Sadie (Boyd) Laverdure. After graduating high school, he proudly served his country as a combat Marine in WWII in the South Pacific.
Donald loved to entertain. Whether he was boosting the morale of his fellow Marine, playing Cupcake the Clown at a local children’s hospital or captivating an audience, he was in his element. He met his wife Janet on stage where they shared the spotlight in many productions. He started Elderkind Theatre in Marlborough to provide seniors an outlet to perform. Donald won many accolades for his comedic charm, theatrical prowess and love of the cultural arts.
Donald is survived by his wife Janet, his daughter Donna (William) Bernard, his stepdaughters Lauren (Bill) Eheman, Lisa (Alan) Wessell, Lynne (Pat) Drzik and Sandra McFarland, his stepsons Tim Cameron, Dan (Patty) Cameron, Bruce (Christine) Cameron, Neil (Kathryn) Cameron and Glen (Jeni) Cameron. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Bruce.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 10, from 11:00 am -12:30 pm at the Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home, 378 Lincoln Street, Marlborough followed by a chapel service at 12:30 p.m. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, Pleasant Street, Marlborough. All are invited to sign Donald’s online guestbook at www.CollinsFuneral.com.