CANTON -- Donald J. “Donnie” Shoulette, 81, of Miner Street Road, Canton, died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, March 1, 2018. He was the husband of the late Lillian M. Shoulette, who died Jan. 1, 2018.
His funeral will be held on Sunday, March 4 at 2:15 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 21 Park St., Canton. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the funeral.
Donnie was born July 4, 1936, in Potsdam, the son of the late John “Henry” & Lola McNeil Shoulette. He attended grade school at St. Mary’s School and graduated from Canton High School in 1954. He later joined the U.S. Army for two years, stationed in Korea.
On June 10, 1961, he married his beloved, Lillian M. Day at St. Mary’s Church in Canton. The couple were married 56 1/2 years.
Donnie retired in 1995 from the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier after 35 years of service. Later, he inspired his son and daughter-in-law to open Shoulette’s Redemption Depot on Miner Street in Canton, where he assisted in the day-to-day operations.
Surviving are his two children and their spouses, David “Stubby” and Reannette Shoulette and Deanne “Dee” and Derrick Frisco all of Canton; a sister and brother-in-law, Gloria and Nick Spadacinni of Canton; three grandchildren, Jessica Caskinett, Shauna Frisco and Allison Shoulette; five great-grandchildren, Gage, Wade, Nevaeh, Bryson and Adalynn. He will also be remembered by his cousins, Grace Ann Carmen of Redwood and Connie Shoulette of Hammond and his faithful companion Layla.
He was a 30+ year member of both the Rock Pond Hunting Club and the Canton Sportsman’s Club. He was also a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, where he served as an altar boy and took collection for many years.
Donnie was an outdoors guy, he enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, fishing, hunting, NASCAR (especially #14 Tony Stewart), and taking the boys to motorcycle races. He loved to be with his friends and his loving family. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought him much joy. He enjoyed life and a he had a good one!
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Mary’s Church, Canton.
Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.lawrencefuneralhome.org