Donald Vincent Fonseca, 92

Sep 14, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Vincent Fonseca who passed away on September 11, 2021, at the age of 92.

Donald was born in Brockton, MA, on May 16, 1929. He married the love of his life on October 29, 1950. They raised their family in Brockton and Rose Point, Wareham. He worked tirelessly as a custodian for the Brockton School Department and as a mechanic for the Corayers (his other family) at their Gulf Service Station in Brockton.

Donald served in the United States Army from 1952 through 1954, attaining the rank of corporal. He was a proud, lifetime member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and was voted Elk of the Year in 1966.

Donald was predeceased by his loving wife Beverly Harrington Fonseca, his parents John Joseph and Lillian Dorey Fonseca, his sister Rosemarie Fonseca Grieco and his daughter Dianne Jean Fonseca. He is survived by his two daughters Donna Ann Fonseca (Michael Hare) and Jean Fonseca Meenach (Terry Meenach), his grandson Shane Eric Kindberg (Taryn O’Brien Kindberg) and his great grandson Declan John Kindberg. 

He loved his friends and his family, especially his many nieces and nephews. We will miss him.

The remains of Donald V. Fonseca will be interred alongside those of his love, Beverly, in the Columbarium at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA.

On Thursday, September 23rd, at 10:00 A.M., a Mass will be said in his honor at St. Patrick’s Church, 82 High St., Wareham, MA 02571. 

Immediately following, please join us at Ella’s (3136 Cranberry Hwy, East Wareham, MA 02538 (508-759-3600) for food, fellowship and fond memories. 

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer that a donation be made in his memory to:

The ALS Family Charitable Foundation, One Trowbridge Road Suite 322, Bourne, MA 02532 or online at 

Arrangements are by Chapman Funerals & Cremations – Wareham. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, visit: