Donald A. Villnave, 83, Massena
Monday, October 22, 2012 - 7:04 pm

Mr. Donald A. Villnave, 83, of 12 Romeo Ave, unexpectedly passed away Saturday evening, October 20, 2012 at the St. Regis Nursing Home, Massena.

Donald was born August 29, 1929 in Massena, the son of the late Daniel and Anice Ploof Villnave. He was a graduate of Massena High School. He first married Marilyn Premo, which later ended in divorce. He later married Lois Kennedy Baker; she predeceased him on May 7, 2009 after 44 years of marriage.

Don first worked at Alcoa before going into the construction business, Villnave Construction which he operated for many years. He and his late wife enjoyed many years living in Florida, where he was the president of the Seawinds Condo Association.

He is survived by his children, Holly and Maury Hendry of Phoenix, Doran and Rita Villnave of Massena, Ty and Patti Villnave of N. Syracuse and Tom Villnave and his companion, Lisa Moorehouse of Liverpool; his step children, Deborah and Howie Williamson and Robert Baker, all of Massena; and many grand and great grandchildren.

Don was predeceased by his son, Donald D. Villnave on November 4, 1996; his brothers, Lyle, Charles, and Doran Villnave; and his sisters, Victorine Villnave and Pauline Scott.

Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 7-8 p.m. at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where funeral services will be held at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. Heather Steirheim, officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Calvary Cemetery, Massena.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Volunteers of Massena Fire Department, PO Box 6411, Massena, NY 13662 or the Massena Rescue Squad, PO Box 5314, Massena, NY 13662.