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Call, Donald H.

Donald Harriman Call, a resident of the Snow House in Roslindale, and formerly a longtime resident of West Roxbury, died Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at the Caritas Norwood Hospital in Norwood after a brief illness.  He was 88.  Don was born April 19, 1922 in Dorchester, Massachusetts , a son of Roy Chester and Edith May (Giles) Call.  He graduated from Boston English High School with the Class of 1939 and then attended Wentworth University after serving in the US Army during World War Two.  Donald worked as a registered professional engineer at Ehrenzeller Associates in Dorchester for 25 years and then at GTE in Needham for 10 years until his retirement in 1992.  Don was a member of the Stratford Street United Church in West Roxbury, and a former member of the West Roxbury Congregational Church where he served as the Superintendant of the Sunday School, the High School Youth Advisor, Moderator, and sang in the choir.  He also called Bingo at Holy Name Church in West Roxbury for many years, and more recently did the same at the Snow House.  He served on the Board of Directors of both the Parkway Concert Orchestra and the West Roxbury YMCA, and was a Past Master/Counsellor of Sir Gallahad Chapter of the Roslindale DeMolay.  Donald was the brother of the late Marjorie Bright, Warren Chester Call, and Lawrence Wylie Call.  He is survived by his wife of almost 68 years, Priscilla (Aitken) Call; his son, Donald H. Call Jr., and his wife Elizabeth, of Stow, MA; his daughter, Carolyn Jeanne Romsey, and her husband Harry, of Plainville; as well as 5 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.  Visiting hours will be held Friday, May 7th from 6-9 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 63 Belgrade Avenue, Roslindale.  Don’s funeral will be held Saturday at 10:30 AM at the Stratford Street United Church, 77 Stratford Street, West Roxbury followed by burial with Military Honors at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Dorchester.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Stratford Street United Church Building Fund, 77 Stratford Sreet, West Roxbury, MA 02132 or to the West Roxbury YMCA, 15 Bellevue Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Marge & Dave Hadley
    May 5th, 2010 | 7:40 pm

    We will miss you, Don, a lifelong friend.

  2. Horst/Isbell Ambiel
    May 6th, 2010 | 10:13 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family in this time of loss. Don was a long-time and special friend to us over many yars and will be very much missed.
    Horst and Isbell Ambiel

  3. Bill Sullivan
    May 6th, 2010 | 1:46 pm

    My condolences to the Call family from a Garth Road neighbor from long ago.

    Bill Sullivan

  4. Ruth Steeger
    May 6th, 2010 | 4:39 pm

    Many fond memories of singing in the choir, Pilgrim
    Fellowship etc. with Don and his lovely wife Priscilla.

    Ruth Steeger


  5. May 6th, 2010 | 7:35 pm

    Donald: my sincere sympathy at your dad’s passing.
    still here in Plymouth nothing new here except our
    ninth GC. Take care. Prayers to you all. Say Hi to Batty.

  6. The Kilduff Family
    May 7th, 2010 | 11:47 am

    Sincerest sympathy to all of the Call family for your loss of such a wonderful man.
    You are in our prayers,
    The Kilduff Family
    (Stratford Street United Church)

  7. Joyce Finlayson/Perola
    May 7th, 2010 | 12:00 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to the Call family. Don will be dearly missed by my Mother, June Finlayson, and all their friends of many years — another member of the “Dirty Dozen” is now in Heaven.

  8. Alberta & Don Morrison
    May 7th, 2010 | 9:20 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to Don’s family. Don was a pillar of the West Roxbury Congregational Church.
    A wonderful friend and much a part of our happy memories of our youth in West Roxbury.
    He will always be in our memories.
    Priscilla and he set the standard for a happy marriage for us all.
    Bert & Don

  9. Donna Dawes
    May 8th, 2010 | 10:12 am

    Don was a kind and gentle man. Who loved his family and church. He will be sorely missed. My prayers are with the family at this sad time.

  10. Marie Flaherty Giordano
    May 8th, 2010 | 10:40 am

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Call and their children, Don, Caroline and the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr Call was a wonderful neighbor and gentlemen. He always had a smile on his face and was always willing to lend a hand in the neighborhood and community. I’m sure you all will miss him. God Bless.
    Marie Flaherty Giordano
    and all of the Flahery Family
    formally of 34 Garth Rd.

  11. Donna (Hadley) Thomas
    May 9th, 2010 | 1:54 pm

    Don and Carolyn: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at the passing of your father. He and your Mom have been friends with mine for well over 50++ years. I have such loving and fond memories of your father’s beautiful voice, his soft spoken gentle ways and watching him always keeping your Mom near and dear to him. How blessed we all were to have him in our lives over the years. The Dirty Dozen was quite a group~! May they unite, in time, in heaven. All the best
    Donna (Hadley) Thomas

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