Donald N. Daviau, 96, of Oriskany, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at the Eastern Star Home.
He was born on August 9, 1921, in Whitesboro, the son of Arthur and Jane (Mullen) Daviau. Donald was a graduate of Whitesboro Central Schools and furthered his education at Rider University in New Jersey where he received a bachelor degree in business. He proudly served his country in the US Army from 1942-46. On May 25, 1946, Donald married Jeanette R. Clark in St. Paul’s Church. Mrs. Daviau passed away on August, 17, 2014. He was employed with Fleet Bank in Utica as an accountant until his retirement in 1982. Donald was a member of VFW Upton Post 8259, Stittville, a lifelong member of the National Association of Accountants and a Trustee of the Oriskany Library.
Donald was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and great- great grandfather. He was very family oriented and loved spending time with his grandchildren. In his free time he enjoyed reading a good book.
Surviving are his children and their spouses, Brian (Linda) Daviau, Batavia, Donna (Arthur) Deseve, Deltona, FL, Arthur Daviau, Stittville, Jane (Frank) Helfert, Stittville, Timothy (Zodie) Daviau, Broomfield, CO, Teresa (Anthony) Glenn, Nashua, NH and Daniel (Catherine) Daviau, New Hartford; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. He was predeceased by daughter-in-law, Cindy Daviau, grandson, Jeremy Daviau and brother, Raymond Daviau.
Donald’s family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff in every unit at the Eastern Star Home for all their care and compassion.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at Dimbleby Funeral Homes, Inc., 40 Main St., Whitesboro. Funeral services will be on Monday at 10 a.m. from the funeral home and 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances in Donald’s name may be made to the Disabled American Veteran’s or the Eastern Star Home. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Online tributes at www.dimblebyfh.com