Donald W Revier, 88, of Leslie Rd, Massena, died peacefully Saturday morning (December10, 2011) surrounded by his family members at the Massena Memorial Hospital.
Donald is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Margaret; three daughters, Margaret "Peggy" Crowley, Donna and her husband George Bourdon both of Massena, and Mary Ellen and husband Eric Scott of Altmar; his son, Michael and wife Jacquie of Howell, NJ; his grandchildren, Jeffrey and wife Melissa Bourdon and Molly Bourdon, Amanda Crowley, and Mike, Jeannie, Katie and Joe Revier; and three great grandchildren.
Donald was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth in 1978; and a brother in law, Steve Ferency 2003.
Donald was born in Massena, April 4, 1923 the son of Archie and Laura (Gonyou) Revier. Donald graduated from Norwood High School in 1941. He enlisted in US Army Air Corps in 1943 where he proudly served his country. Following his Honorable Discharge after serving in Guam in 1946 he returned to Massena. Donald married Margaret Ferency February 7, 1948 at St. Mary’s Rectory, Massena with Rev. Earl Nichols officiating.
Donald was employed for 42 years at Alcoa in the Rolling Mill. Following his retirement Donald and his wife Margaret moved to Tarpon Springs, FL where they enjoyed 22 years of warm climate where Donald pursued his hobbies of gardening and playing shuffleboard. Donald along with the love his life Margaret enjoyed many trips and cruises over the years, they returned to Massena in 2009. Donald was a 25 Year Club member at Alcoa, past member of the Massena Elks Lodge # 1702; the Knights of Columbus Council #1141. He was very active in performing in the annual Minstrel shows for fundraising as well as a volunteer for St. Mary's Bingo.
Friends and family are invited to call Thursday evening at the Phillips Memorial Home from 6 till 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday 10:30 a.m. (December 16, 2011) at the funeral home with Rev Donald J. Manfred officiating. Interment will be in the family plot at Calvary Cemetery. At the family's request memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley or Trinity Catholic Endowment Fund.
Online condolences may be left at www.phillipsmemorial.com.