Donald B. ChouinardJanuary 27, 1939 ~ December 22, 2016 (age 77)
Donald B. Chouinard of Lynn died Thursday at Massachusetts General Hospital after a brief illness, aged 77. He was the husband of Maria E. (Ball) Chouinard, with whom he shared 56 years of marriage.
Born in Swampscott, Donnie was the son of the late Charles J. and Dorothy E. (Carpenter) Chouinard. He attended Lynn schools and graduated from Lynn Vocational Technical Institute, Class of 1956. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Northeastern University, Class of 1972, he was employed at General Electric as a Mechanical Engineer for 25 years until he retired in 1999. He also worked at Northern Research and Essex Turbine. An avid woodworker, he enjoyed making toys and furniture for his grandchildren. Also an outdoorsman, he enjoyed hiking, frequently visiting the Appalachian Trail, and traveling, his favorite destination being Hawaii. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and was always present at their sporting events.
In addition to his wife he is survived by one daughter Dawn M. and her husband Mark Barber of Guilford, CT, three sons Donald G. and his wife Cathy Chouinard of Westfield, IN, Bruce A. Chouinard of Lynn, Brian D. Chouinard of Peabody, two brothers Roger Chouinard of Peabody, Alan Chouinard of Salem, NH, eight grandchildren Nick, Emily, and Chris Barber, Andy and Rachel Chouinard, Bianca, Maria, and Carly Chouinard, and many nieces and nephews. He was also brother of the late Charles Chouinard.
Service Details: Funeral services will be held at the Parker Funeral Home 35 Franklin St. Lynn on Thursday at 11:00 AM to which relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours are on Wednesday from 3:00 – 7:00 PM. In memory of Donald, the family requests that a donation be made to the 2016 Trails Fund at the Appalachian Mountain Club, 5 Joy Street, Boston, MA 02108 or via their website www.outdoors.org/tribute.
2016 Trails Fund at the Appalachian Mountain Club
5 Joy Street, Boston MA 02108