Animals Pets 13

Donald Francis Horton

May 18, 2020

Obituary

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Donald Francis Horton, of Taunton, MA, on May 18, 2020, at the age of 64.
 
He was the son of the late Albert P. and Rosamond K. (Bushee) Horton.  Donald was also the brother to the late Albert P. Horton (Buddy), the late George H. Horton, and the late Robert E. Horton.
 
Donald was a lifelong resident of the City of Taunton and attended Taunton Public Schools.
 
Donald was extremely knowledgeable when it came to antiques.  He loved listening to his antique Edison Cylinder Player Phonograph each evening.  He also enjoyed music from the sixties, seventies and eighties as well as dancing. He had such compassion for animals especially cats.  Each day he would feed the homeless cats throughout the city with his best friend Robin.  Rain or shine / sleet or snow he was there to assist the furry helpless animals. Anyone who knew Donald would describe him as: caring, generous, polite, huge heart and of course his beautiful smile.  
 
Donald leaves many nieces and nephews:  Scott Horton, Todd Horton, Dawn DeCosta, Jason Kingsbury, Megan Narciso, and Bryan Horton; many cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his nephew John Horton.
 
Aunt Nanny and Sissy will always cherish the many fond memories of spending time together with Donnie.  He truly loved days at Horseneck Beach, shopping till we dropped, going to various restaurants for lunch or enjoying large scoops of ice cream at one of our favorite spots, listening to music and talking about the various artists, spending the many holidays together especially Christmas because that was our very special “family time”.  Family and the history of our family were  so important to Donald.   

Your family is complete now… they have you home.
We love you forever Donnie.  You will always be in our hearts.

Donald’s family would like to especially thank the doctors, nurses and staff in the Neurological Department at Boston Medical, the staff at Longmeadow Nursing Home and the staff at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care.Thank you for the prayers and well wishes from Donald’s friends and family. We also want to extend our heartfelt and sincere thank you to Joy and her staff at De Avila’s Restaurant and Catering for assisting Donald in a time of need.
 
Donations to honor Donald may be given to an animal shelter of your choice.  Please omit flowers.
 
A Celebration of Life will he announced at a later date once restrictions are lifted. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home

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