SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

March 26, 2013

J. Donald McInnis, 80


Beverly — Mr. J. Donald McInnis, 80, of Beverly, beloved husband of Patricia N. (Morrissey) McInnis, died Monday morning, March 25, 2013, surrounded by his family at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.

Born in Danvers, May 11, 1932, he was the son of the late John Joseph and Florence E. (Merrigan) McInnis. He was raised in Salem and received his education in St. Mary’s Grammar School and Salem High School.

An honorably discharged veteran of the United States Navy, he served his country during the Korean Conflict.

After returning home from serving his country, Mr. McInnis had a long and successful career working for the City of Salem, and at the time of his retirement, he was the Assistant Superintendent of Public Services.

He had been a resident of Salem for many years prior to moving to Beverly 30 years ago. Active in the community, Don was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in Beverly where he served on the Social Commission and was a Eucharist Minister. He was a member of the French Club of Beverly, the American Legion Post #29 in Salem, and the Telephone Pioneers, as well as being a longtime member of The City of Salem Workers Union where he served as Vice President and President for several terms.

Dedicated to his wife and family, he enjoyed many years camping with his brothers and their families and since the time of his retirement, Donnie and his wife Pat enjoyed traveling and cruising to different parts of the world. He will be deeply missed.

In addition to his beloved wife of sixty years, Donald is survived by two daughters, Charlene Tremblay and her husband Paul of Beverly, and Noreen E. McInnis of Peabody, seven grandchildren, Alisha Purdy Bartlett, Sean Purdy, Monique Fialho, Nicholas Levesque, Janelle Levesque, Charles Walsh and Joseph Walsh, three great grandchildren Trevin Levesque, Dominic and Marilia Fialho, two sons-in-law, Charles B. Walsh Jr. of Salem and John Purdy of Haverhill, two sisters-in-law, Helen and Doris McInnis both of Peabody, one brother-in-law Richard Harvey and many nieces and nephews. He was father of the late Donna Purdy and Patricia Anne Walsh and brother of the late John (Howard), Francis, Harry, Larry, James, Maurice (Bob) and Robert (Dutch) McInnis and Mary Theresa Harvey.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held from the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (Rte. 62), Danvers, Thursday, March 28th, at 9:15 A.M., followed by his funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 111 New Balch St., Beverly, at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial will be private. Visiting hours Wednesday, March 27th, from 4 to 8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Donnie's memory to Bass River Inc., 12 Hanson St., Salem, 01970. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com