Andrew Donlon

July 30, 2016

Andrew Donlon

ANDREW DONLON – in Malden, formerly of Wakefield, July 30th unexpectedly, at thirty years of age. Beloved son of Dawn Lavacchia of Woburn and Bryan A. Donlon, his life companion Rosemary Shurtleff of AZ. Loving brother of Meghan K. Donlon, her fiancé David Kane of Burlington, Cory Donlon of NH, and the late Craig Donlon. Dear grandson of Joan Lavacchia of Woburn and the late Gerald Lavacchia, Louise and Andrew Donlon. Lovingly survived by his aunts and uncles, Gerry Lavacchia of ME, Bill Lavacchia of Woburn, Jackie Lavacchia , his wife Lee of Andover, Cheryl Smith of NV, Betsy Wells, her husband Stephen of Woburn, Cathy Lavacchia of RI, Kathleen Ellery of AZ and long time friend of the family the late Kenney Lombardo. A Memorial Service will be held in the Lynch -Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Thursday evening, August 4th at 7:30 p.m.. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home from 4-7 prior to the service. At the families request in lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Winchester Hospital Breast Cancer Foundation, 41 Highland Ave, winchester, MA

OBITUARY:

Andrew Donlon passed away unexpectedly, Saturday , July 30th. The beloved son of Dawn Lavacchia of Woburn and Bryan Donlon, his life companion Rosemary Shurtleff of AZ, he was thirty years of age.

Born in Warwick, Rhode Island, his family moved to Wakefield when Andrew was young and there he was raised and educated. Andrew graduated from Wakefield High School with the Class of 2004. Following high school he began working at Midas as a mechanic, where he remained for a good six years. Just about five years ago he began working at SP&R Transportation as a mechanic and where he has remained.

A great friend to many Andrew was a very kind and unassuming young man. Being the older brother he always watched over his sister as she too watched over her older brother. They shared a wonderful sibling relationship throughout the years.

Kind, generous, attentive and loving, Andrew shared a great love of family and was a good, good friend to many.

Over a year ago Andrew had decided to share his interest in Harley’s with the “Crew Boston” motorcycle organization, where he had also shared many wonderful friendships and had an inspiring future as a brother of the “Crew Boston.”

Sadly Andrew was predeceased by his brother Craig Donlon, grandparents Gerald Lavacchia, Andrew and Louise Donlon, and long time family friend Kenny Lombardo.

He was the beloved son of Dawn Lavacchia of Woburn and Bryan A. Donlon, his life companion Rosemary Shurtleff of AZ. Loving brother of Meghan K. Donlon, her fiancé David Kane of Burlington, Cory Donlon of NH. Dear grandson of Joan Lavacchia of Woburn. Lovingly survived by his aunts and uncles, Gerry Lavacchia of ME, Bill Lavacchia of Woburn, Jackie Lavacchia , his wife Lee of Andover, Cheryl Smith of NV, Betsy Wells, her husband Stephen of Woburn, Cathy Lavacchia of RI, Kathleen Ellery of AZ. A Memorial Service will be held in the Lynch -Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Thursday evening, August 4th at 7:30 p.m.. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home from 4-7 prior to the service. At the families request in lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Winchester Hospital Breast Cancer Foundation, 41 Highland Ave, Winchester, MA.

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  1. We am so deeply sorry for your loss. We have such fond memories of him & my son Stan. He certainly will be missed by many. If there”s anything we can do please let us know.The Hornsby Family

  2. Dear Dawn & Meghan & Family,
    Kevin & I are just heartbroken for all of you. This is such a great loss. May Andrew Rest In Peace, and God watch over you all to help you with the days ahead.
    Sincerely,
    Susan Wells

  3. Gerry Perry
    So sorry to hear about your son, Dawn Marie, my thoughts are with you, I know the pain of losing a child. My daughter Lisa died in 2010. Your family and friends will be a strength for you…
    Luv, gerry

  4. Dear Dawn and Meghan,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Are thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Oxoxo

    Patti, Michael and Jessica

  5. DearDawn,Megan and family words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. Andrew was such a Vesicles person I can remember us living next for to each other and Keri playing with you guy
    s.I just wish I could be their. May he test in peace and my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Gael KennyKeri and Susie

  6. Dear Dawn and Meghan,

    My sympathy, prayers , tears and memories will be forever with you and Andrew.
    Andrew was always a well mannered, respectful boy growing up in our Glenwood Street neighborhood. He was a pleasure having around from dinners to our children’s birthday parties to skipping school on occasion.
    An infectious smile on such a sweet boy who had grown into a man and has left us far too early. Forever Young Andrew! God Bless you all!
    Lynne (Danizio) Soldani and Bobby Soldani

  7. Dear Dawn and Family, So very sorry for your loss. I really have no words ,can’t even imagine what you are going through. Stay strong and keep the good memories alive in your hearts and minds <3 <3 <3
    HUGS, Denise Whiting

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