GARDNER – F. Donald Legault, 85, of Gardner, died peacefully Wednesday May 27, 2020 in Bay State Medical Center, Springfield, with his family at his side.
He was born in So. Portland, ME on January 14, 1935, son of the late Leo A. and B. Alma (Boucher) Legault and attended high school in Heidelberg, Germany. Don attended Thomas College in Waterville, ME. He lived in Brockton for several years and moved to Gardner in 1979.
Don worked in hospital administration from 1961 to 1979 and then opened No. Central Collection Agency in Gardner. In 1987, he opened Don Legault Insurance Company, which he operated until 2007. Active in community affairs, Don was a member and past president of Gardner Rotary Club and was a member of American Legion Post 129. His hobbies were fishing, golfing, boating and camping. Don proudly served his country as SP4 in the United States Army.
He leaves his wife of 61 years, Catherine (Russell) Legault; eight children, F. Donald Legault Jr. of Gardner, Catherine A. Legault of Gardner, Diana L. Legault of Gardner, Michael R. Legault of Carson City, NV, Paul J. Legault of Gardner, Russell P. Legault and his wife Lorrie of Westminster, Annette M. Legault of Jefferson and Leo A. Legault and his wife Laurie of Winchendon; sisters, Leona Edwards of Montana, Evette Mullen of Montana and Anita Legault of Maine; 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Leo A. Legault Jr., Richard Legault, James Legault and a sister Jean Legault.
A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Holy Spirit Church, 50 Lovewell Street, Gardner.
Burial will be in Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon.
Memorial donations may be made to Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center, 268 Central Street, Gardner, MA 01440 or to Gardner CAC, 294 Pleasant Street, Gardner, MA 01440.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.
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