Donald V. Heald, 54, of West Roxbury, MA, lost his battle with ALS on Jan.
Heald is originally, from Levittown, NY. He is former husband of Regina
Bellavia of Brookline, MA, fiancée of Tracy Salazar of Stoughton, MA,
and son of Frederick O. Heald of Lincolnville, ME and the late Elizabeth
Lucille (Connors) Heald.
He is survived by his brothers, Frederick A.
Heald of Columbus, OH, and George W. Heald of Augusta, ME, and his
sister, of Jane M. Heald of Ft. Wayne, IN; his cousins, Ernest W.
Connors of Washington, ME, Anne E. Connors of Waterville, ME and Deborah
A. Roberts of Mansfield, MA. He is also survived by many other cousins,
aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
Donald was band director at Dedham
Middle School for 11 years and prior to that taught at Roderick
Elementary School in Wrentham, MA for one year. Don was an accomplished
professional musician who played with numerous bands in New York, Boston
Visiting hours in the George F. Doherty & Sons
Wilson-Cannon Funeral Home, 456 High St. DEDHAM, Thursday January 31
from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 pm and on Friday, February 1 from 2:00-6:00
pm followed by a celebration of his life with friends, food, stories
and songs at the Holiday Inn, Dedham, MA from 7:00-10:00 pm.
In lieu of
flowers, the family would welcome donations to the ALS Association
Massachusetts Chapter, and the National Alliance for Mentally Ill.
Online guestbook and directions at www.gfdoherty.com
. George F. Doherty & Sons Dedham 781-326-0500.Obituary originally published on Dedham Patch.
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