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Donald J. Racette, 87

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - Donald James Racette, 87, of North Adams, Mass., died Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Berkshire Medical Center.

He was born in North Adams, Mass., on August 2, 1932 son of Joseph Arthur and Mildred Helen (Carsno) Racette. He attended local schools.

Donald was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the US Army.

He was last employed at Mt. Greylock Regional High School for about ten years until his retirement in 1994. Donald was a licensed plumber and had worked at Sprague Electric Co., Wall-Streeter Shoe Co. and the North Adams Wastewater Treatment Plant. He was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church. Donald was a member of the VFW Post #996 and American Legion Post #125.

He enjoyed hunting and taking care of his beagles.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Lorraine (Moreau) Racette; two daughters, Debra DeGray and her husband, Thomas, and Beverly Racette, both of North Adams; one son, Daniel J. Racette of North Adams; four grandchildren, Kristen Racette, Michael Racette, Nicholas Modena and Christopher Modena; seven great-grandchildren, Devon, Kolby, Julianna, Eli, Matt, Hannah and Leandra; two brothers, John C. Racette and Robert "Skip" Racette; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

He was predeceased by four sisters and two brothers including Shirley Clukey, Pat Goman, Jean Bessette, Sandra Racette Arthur "Flash" Racette and Richard Racette.

Funeral notice: A Graveside Service for Donald Racette will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at noon in Southview Cemetery in North Adams. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to the North Adams Ambulance Service in care of FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS, CENTRAL CHAPEL, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA 01247. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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Dot, very sorry for your loss
from: Don & Lois Rancattion: 01-15-2020

Our deepest sorrow for Dot and Family. Peace be with you all.
from: Paul j Horbalon: 01-14-2020

So very sorry for your loss. love John and Carol
from: carolgreenbushon: 01-13-2020

So very, very sorry for the loss of a very nice man! My condolences to a great family, Dorothy, Dan, Bev and Deb! HUGS,,,,,and all our love!
from: John & Springon: 01-12-2020

Rest In Peace Brother. Iím sure going to miss you.
from: Skip Racetteon: 01-12-2020 Text Ads

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