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Donald  J. Gautreau
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  • Boston english High School
    144 McBride St.
    Attention Athletic Department
    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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“Peggy & family I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved husband, father & grandfather. I did not know him but the video gave me a...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Virginia (Ginny) Altmann - MA

“Peggy, So sorry to hear this news. Always such a pleasure when the two of you walked in the door of Turner's. I had no idea he was Secret Service....Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Kathleen Powers - Melrose, MA

“knowing his children and wife, it's easy to see what a wonderful father and family man he was, and also a career anyone would be proud of having...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Frank Ferzoco - Orleans, MA

“A great linebacker for. A great linebacker for me as his coach at Boston College,and even better person. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Frank Furey - Winchester, MA

“Dear Peggy and the Gautreau family dori and Lou offer you our sincere condolences on your loss Donald was one of a kind and I'm sure he will be...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Lou Kirouac - Duluth, GA - Friend

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Donald J. Gautreau , of Melrose, died on August 23, 2019, age 83. Donald was born in New Brunswick, Canada in 1935 to Annie McGeoghegan Gautreau and Cyrille Gautreau, Don graduated from Boston English High School where he was an All Scholastic football player. A Marine Corps veteran, he played football for Camp Lejeune and was All Marine Guard in 1956. He received his Bachelors' degree at Boston College, where he also played football and made many lifelong friends. He retired from the United States Secret Service after 20 years of service in Washington DC, the White House, Texas, and Boston. Married for 59 years to the love of his life Peggy, nothing meant more to him than his family. Donald was the loving father of Ann Ferzoco & Robert of Plymouth, Paulette Sullivan & John of Plymouth, Maria Mallett & Mark of NJ, John Gautreau & Becky of PA and Donald J. Gautreau Jr. & Melanie of Wisconsin. Cherished grandfather of Daniel, Anthony & Tessa, Laura and Mary Ferzoco, Kathleen, John, Annie and Julia Mallett, Mary, Sarah, Samuel and Jennifer Gautreau & Nicholas and Andrew Gautreau. Brother of the late Mary Aaron. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 4:00-7:00PM. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday morning, August 29th at 10:00AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be private. US Marine Korean War Veteran. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Donald's name to Boston English High School, attention Athletic Department, 144 Mcbride St. Jamaica Pain, MA 02130.