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Severance, Donald W., of Burlington, July 27, 2022, at age 82.

Devoted husband of Maria F. Severance (Cabral). Loving stepfather of Robert Matos and his wife Deborah, William Matos and his wife Leander. Cherished grandfather of Alex, Julia, Vanessa and Emelia Matos. Beloved brother of the late Ardith Koepenick, George “Bud” Severance, Verla Whiteaker, Ione Nelson and Donna Baird. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and many other loving relatives and friends.

Funeral from the Rogers Funeral Home 380 Cambridge Street in Cambridge on Friday, August 5, 2022, at 9:00 am.

Funeral mass at St. Anthony’s Church, 400 Cardinal Medeiros Avenue in Cambridge at 10:00 am.

Visiting hours at the funeral home in Cambridge on Thursday, August 4, 2022, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.

Interment will be at the Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.

Donald was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota.  As a young man he enjoyed fishing, trap shooting and duck hunting.  Donald went to Northern State University and earned an Associate’s Degree in printing and worked as a printer until his eyesight prematurely declined.  He owned a gas station for a while but decided to move to New England for better opportunities for employment.  After moving to Massachusetts in 1984, Donald went to work for BASF Corporation in Bedford as a Security Guard Captain. That is where he met Maria as she was working as the receptionist at BASF.  They married in 1986 and he moved into Maria’s house in Burlington with her two sons.  Don later changed careers again and worked in the accounting department at BASF and then at Lahey Clinic until he retired in 2011.

# P.A.C.L. Holy Ghost 2022-08-05 11:34
Dear Maria,

Please accept our sympathy on the passing of Donald. We pray to the Holy Spirit to help you and your family during this difficult.

Holy Ghost Committee of the Portuguese-American Civic League
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