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Donald Francis Roberts

July 18, 1948 ~ January 3, 2022 (age 73)


Donald F. Roberts, 73, of Shutesbury, formerly of Springfield, died on January 3, 2022 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family. He served his country with honor in the Vietnam War in the USMC. After retiring from driving trucks, he filled his days watching NASCAR, caring for his plants and tinkering around the home. Always willing to lend a hand, he had a gentle spirit and laid-back attitude. While relaxing, Donald enjoyed listening to the oldies. He will be missed for his loving warmth and good nature. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Brenda of 36-years; his children, Donald Jr., and Jennifer Bamford and her husband David; two grandsons, Toby and Milo Bamford who he called his “little buddies” and they in turn adored their Papa; a sister, Patricia Riopel of Darlington, SC; and his sister-in-law, Robin and her husband Chris who were his best friends. A private committal with military honors will take place at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Agawam. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at a date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Don’s name may be directed to the American Lung Association. For more info, please visit us at 

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Celebration of Life will be held at a later date


Private Committal

Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery
1390 Main Street
Agawam, MA 01001

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