Published in the November 24, 2017 edition

LACONIA, New Hampshire — Donald F. Whynot, 84, of Laconia, New Hampshire, formerly of Melrose and Peabody, died on November 18,, 2017.  Donald was born in Melrose on May 21, 1933 to Arthur and Christina (Mossey) Whynot. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1951. Donald was the goaltender for the 1950 Melrose High hockey team that won the State Championship. He then went on to earn a full scholarship to Northeastern where he earned a business degree and played goaltender for their hockey team and played in the first Beanpot.

Donald enjoyed skiing at Gunstock Mountain with his family as well as playing tennis. He loved spending summers at the family home in Center Barnstead, New Hampshire. He was a former member of the Melrose Kiwanis Club.

He was the beloved husband of the late Ann E. (Talieri) Whynot. Loving father of Donna L. Clark and her husband Mark of Peabody, and Douglas A. Whynot of North Reading. Cherished grandfather of Debra Hardimon and her husband Mike of Tewksbury, Andrew Whynot and his wife Jeanne of Somerville, Heather Nevers and her husband Travis of Tewksbury, and Brian Clark and his girlfriend Michelle Reiss of Malden. Proud great-grandfather of Alex, Cameron, Daniel, and Layla. Brother of the late Helen MacNeil, Mary Dunn, and James Wallace Whynot.

Visiting Hours will be held on Sunday, Nov., 26, from 2 – 5 p.m., at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose. Funeral procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Monday, Nov. 27, at 9 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose. Interment in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Donald’s name to a charity of your choice. To leave an online message of condolence please visit