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Donald F. Kerr
UPTON- Donald F. Kerr, 84, of Upton died Sat. Jan. 21, 2012 in the Brigham & Womens Hospital in Boston. He was the husband of Miriam L. (Colwell) Carpenter Kerr and the late Anne E. (Lockey) Kerr who died in 2002.
Mr. Kerr was the Owner and President of Kerr Steel Detailers, Inc. of Upton for 30 years prior to his retirement in 2002. Mr. Kerr established his company in 1972.
Mr. Kerr was born in Milford, May 5, 1927, the son of the late J. Roy and Gertrude A. (Welch) Kerr and had been a resident of Milford prior to moving to Upton in the early 1970's. He attended Milford High School and graduated from Admiral Billard Academy in New London, CT. Mr. Kerr attended Purdue University and the University of Maine before graduating from Northeastern University in Boston.
Mr. Kerr served in World War II as a Staff Sergeant with the F.M.F. First Marine Brigade in the Pacific Theatre.
Mr. Kerr was a member of the First Congregational Church of Milford, a life member of the Maspenock Rod & Gun Club of Milford and a member of the National Rifle Association. He was a member of the Marshall-Leland, American Legion Post # 173 of Upton and the Past President of the former Peppercorn Hill Association in Upton.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Kerr is survived by one son, Thomas R. and his wife Karen Kerr of Norfolk, three daughters, Nancy E. Bassett and her significant other, Bob Reed both of Upton and Catherine W. Kerr and her husband Ted Hatch both of Winthrop, ME. and Joyce E. Realini and her husband Tom Krzan both of Harrisville, RI; four grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by two brothers, Robert Kerr and Charles F. Kerr and two sisters, Hazel MacCabe and Margery Oleskie.
Funeral services will be held Thurs. Jan. 26, 2012 at 2 PM in the Faith Community Church of Hopkinton, 146 East Main St. (Rt. 135), Hopkinton, MA 01748.
Burial with Full Military Honors will be held in the spring at Maplewood Cemetery, Upton.
Visiting hours for Mr. Kerr will be Wed. Jan. 25, 2012 from 4-7 PM in the BUMA-SARGEANT FUNERAL HOME, 42 Congress St., Milford, 01757.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mr. Kerrs memory may be made to either the Milford Humane Society, P.O. Box 171, Medway, MA 02053 or to the Claflin Hil Symphony Orchestra, 54 Claflin St., Milford, MA 01757.
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