Published April 11, 2019

MELROSE — Donald A. Comeau, 91, passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on April 7, 2019. He was born in East Boston on October 13, 1927 to the late Jeremie and Elizabeth (Mailette) Comeau, raised in Quincy and Somerville and attended Somerville schools.

Mr. Comeau worked at the H.P. Hood Company in the Ice Cream Division for 34 years, retiring in 1986 as a telephone salesman. Donald has been a Melrose resident for the past 46 years and was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Church in Melrose. Donald was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing in the senior citizens group at Unicorn Golf Course in Stoneham where he got a hole-in-one. He enjoyed watching old movies, boxing and golf on TV and attending hockey games, wrestling matches and boxing matches. He was an excellent pool player and enjoyed reading: especially technical books.

Donald was the beloved husband of 33 years to the late Mary A. (Walsh) Comeau. Caring uncle of Richard Greene and his wife Marie of Everett and Patricia Green of Fla. Proud great-uncle of Paul Lopilato, Doris DeVincent, Deborah Fitzgerald, Stephen Goodell and Phillip Goodell.

Visitation was held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Wednesday, April 10, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church, 9 Herbert St. Melrose. Interment at Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody. Relatives and friends were respectfully invited to attend. To send a message of condolence please visit