Haverhill, MA — Donald B. Gallant, 88, of Haverhill, died on March 9, 2014, at his daughter’s home in Plaistow, NH, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Nashua, NH and raised and educated in Haverhill, MA, son of the late Benoit and Mabel (Downey) Gallant, he attended the Haverhill Trade School. He served in the United States Navy during World War II from 1943 to 1946.
Following his honorable discharge from the Navy, Mr. Gallant worked for Honeywell Corporation of Lawrence, Sanders Associates of Nashua, NH, Computer Vision of Bedford, MA, Datametrica Corporation of Wilmington, GCA Corporation of Chelmsford, and finally AVCO System Division of Wilmington, from where he retired. As a young man he was employed in the local shoe industry.
He enjoyed playing cards, golf, gardening, and hunting.
He was predeceased by his wife, Viola (Gullo) Gallant, and is survived by his is daughter, Donna Vizard and her fiancé, Jeff Castle, of Plaistow, NH; his brother, Raymond Gallant of Florida; a sister, Lucille Seymour of Bradford, MA; two grandchildren, Stefanie Vizard and Stephen Vizard; and two great-grandchildren, Arianna Moschetto and Delilah Rooney.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends may call on Monday, March 17, 2014, from 12 to 1 p.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Route 121A, Plaistow, NH. His funeral service will take place on Monday at 1:15 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Haverhill with military honors. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit our website, www.brooksidechapelfh.com.