Donald Pelletier was former diocesan principal, teacher

OCALA, Fla. — Donald A. Pelletier, 71, of South Easton, passed away October 19 at his sister’s home in Ocala, Fla.

Born in New Bedford, he was a son of the late Albert and Irene (LaPointe) Pelletier.

Pelletier was a Holy Cross Brother for 25 years. He had a long, successful and rewarding career as a teacher for 49 years, retiring this past June. He taught all over the world and touched the lives of many. He was the principal of St. Francis Xavier School in Acushnet for 10 years and retired from Coyle and Cassidy High School in Taunton.

Known for his outgoing persona, Pelletier was a wonderful vocalist, enjoyed the theater and watching sports, especially Notre Dame and the New England Patriots. He loved the company of his dog, Wally.

His family includes a sister, Doris Spooner and a brother, Raymond E. Pelletier both of Ocala, Fla.; four nieces and nephews; eight great nieces and nephews; and one great-great nephew.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated October 31 at Holy Cross Church in South Easton. 

Donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105. 

Rock Funeral Home in New Bedford was in charge of the arrangements.

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