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Official Obituary of: Donald Lander, Jr., 81, on August 28, 2021

Donald Lander, Jr., 81, on August 28, 2021

NORTH ATTLEBORO – Donald Lander, Jr., 81, of Eddy Street passed away early Saturday morning, August 28, 2021 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital.  He was the beloved husband of Madeleine (Bergeron) Lander since 1963.

Born June 4, 1940 in Attleboro, he was a son of the late Donald Sr. and Beatrice (Handrigan) Lander.

Don grew up in Attleboro before moving to North Attleboro in 1963. 

He was a 1959 graduate of Attleboro High School and worked as a shipper/receiver at Magill Box Company, later Jewel Case for 26 years before retiring in 2002.  He was a longtime devoted communicant of Sacred Heart Church.

Don was also an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and Patriots and loved NASCAR.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons: Donald J. Lander and wife Kathy of South Weymouth and James E. Lander of Attleboro;

five siblings: Patricia Boudreau of Warwick, RI, Barbara Gaudrea of Florida, Caroline “Flub” Lowe of Harrisville, RI, John Lander of Florida and Marjorie Guimond of North Attleboro;

Also five grandchildren: Cameron, Colleen and Theodore Lander, Olivia Aptt and Matthew Lander.

He was brother of the late Nancy Wain.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, September 3 from 4-7 p.m. at Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.

A funeral will be held from the funeral home on Saturday, September 4 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass at Sacred Heart Church of Transfiguration of the Lord Parish, 58 Church Street at 10 a.m.  Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Attleboro Falls.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 1200 Hosford Street, Suite 101, Hudson, WI 54016-9316.

To sign an online guestbook for Donald, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.

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  • Our deepest sympathy to all the Lander family. We have fond memories of Don and Madeleine from Sacred Heart Church. A wonderful family. Our prayers are with you.

  • Our deepest sympathy to all the Lander family. We have fond memories of Don and Madeleine from Sacred Heart Church. A wonderful family. Our prayers are with you.

  • Madeleine, so sorry to hear of Don passing.  So glad I saw you both not long ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your boys. 

  • Madeleine. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Don was a very special man, devoted husband and friend. He will be missed by all. He has a special place in my heart. I love you both. 

  • Don, I feel for you, may your father’s passing brings you peace and enlightenment, he leaves a beautiful legacy and I can only wish I was there to mourn with you, my heart goes out to you and your family. Much love my brother.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Don was a wonderful grandfather and we were blessed to have known him through Olivia.

  • Jim, I’m Sending my condolences to the family. So sad to hear of your dads passing. Keep him alive in your heart.sending you and your family prayers.
    Hugs. Jeanette

  • Madeline and family. Our heartfelt condolences  on the loss of this wonderful, special man!!

  • Mrs. Lander and family,  we were so sorry to hear about Mr. Landers passing, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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  1. Mrs. Lander and family,  we were so sorry to hear about Mr. Landers passing, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Madeline and family. Our heartfelt condolences  on the loss of this wonderful, special man!!

  3. Jim, I’m Sending my condolences to the family. So sad to hear of your dads passing. Keep him alive in your heart.sending you and your family prayers.
    Hugs. Jeanette

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Don was a wonderful grandfather and we were blessed to have known him through Olivia.

  5. Don, I feel for you, may your father’s passing brings you peace and enlightenment, he leaves a beautiful legacy and I can only wish I was there to mourn with you, my heart goes out to you and your family. Much love my brother.

  6. Madeleine. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Don was a very special man, devoted husband and friend. He will be missed by all. He has a special place in my heart. I love you both. 

  7. Madeleine, so sorry to hear of Don passing.  So glad I saw you both not long ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your boys. 

  8. Our deepest sympathy to all the Lander family. We have fond memories of Don and Madeleine from Sacred Heart Church. A wonderful family. Our prayers are with you.

  9. Our deepest sympathy to all the Lander family. We have fond memories of Don and Madeleine from Sacred Heart Church. A wonderful family. Our prayers are with you.

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