Hamilton — Donald G. Haraden, 83, passed away peacefully following a brief illness on July 31, at Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Patricia (Adams) Haraden, with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. Born in 1930 in Hamilton, Mass., Donald was the son of the late Rudolph and Martha Haraden.
Besides his wife, Patricia, he is survived by his children, Pamela Carney and her husband, Timothy, of Wenham, Barbara Vitale of Hamilton, daughter-in-law, Debra Haraden of Santa Fe, N.M., Nancy Goodwin and her husband, Mark, of Hamilton and Steven Haraden of Hampton, N.H. He was predeceased by his son, Donald A. Haraden. In addition, he is survived by his eleven grandchildren, Jennifer, T.J., Vanessa, Cassie, Dustin, Dillon, Dakota, Ryan, Logan, Amanda and Jack. He is survived by his brother, Edward A. Haraden and his wife, Ethel. He also leaves behind a close family friend, Bryan Fleming.
He was a lifelong resident of Hamilton. Don served in the U.S. Navy from 1947-1950. He was a Hamilton fireman for 21 years. He was a general building contractor.
Over the years Don had many interests including golf, fishing, his vegetable garden, computer and he loved his dog, Sophie.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held graveside, at the Hamilton Cemetery, (Route 1A) on Monday, August 5, 2013, at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell - Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., North Beverly, Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Donald A. Haraden Memorial Scholarship, c/o Pamela J. Carney, P.O. Box 351, Wenham, MA 01984. This fund supports an annual scholarship given out at the Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.