Obituary: Donald F. Desmond

Donald F. Desmond, at 76
Donald F. Desmond, a lifelong resident of Hull, died at home early Sunday morning, May 13. He was 76.
Born in South Weymouth, Mr. Desmond was a 1960 graduate of Hull High School and went on to serve his country in the Army National Guard. He worked as a lineman for 42 years for the New England Telephone Company, which became Verizon. He retired several years ago. 
Mr. Desmond enjoyed taking care of his and his neighbors’ yards, home improvements, and especially going to the beach with his grandchildren and attending their sporting events. 
Beloved husband of 55 years of Gail (Trapp), he was the devoted father of Denise Marshall and her husband, Timothy; Nancy Fleck and her husband, Richard; and Donald Desmond and his wife, Jennifer, all of Hull. 
He was the loving grandfather of Tim and Haley Marshall, Ashley and Richie Fleck, and Grayson and Avery Desmond. Mr. Desmond also is survived by his sister, Barbara Currul, of Georgia, and by a niece and two nephews. 
Services have been held. Memorial donations may be made to the South Shore VNA, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA 02370. See for online condolences.