Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


January 12, 2013

Donald C. Vaill - 1922-2013

MONSON, MA — Donald C. Vaill, 90, of Monson, Mass., died suddenly Jan. 3, 2013.  

He was born Feb. 1, 1922, in Monson, to the late Arthur and Alice Carpenter Vaill. He was a graduate of Monson High School and a lifelong resident of Monson. Donald spent every day enjoying what he loved most, family and farming. He owned and operated the Vaill Farm in Monson his entire life. Donald was a member of the First Church of Monson Congregational for over 68 years, a member of the Palmer Grange, Day Spring Lodge of Masons, Massachusetts Farm Bureau and 4-H. Donald was an inspiration to many people, teaching by personal example.

Donald leaves his wife of 51 years, Verna Gracia Vaill; their children, James Vaill and wife, Susan, of Monson, Nancie Vaill Shay and her husband, Charles “C.J.,” and their daughter, Emily Shay, all of Ashland, and Edward Matys and wife, Leslie, of Woburn; a sister, Phila Vaill of Monson; five grandchildren, one great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.

Donald was predeceased by his siblings, Raymond, Stanley and Bernice Vaill. He will be dearly missed by family and friends.

The funeral was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at the First Church of Monson Congregational at 5 High Street in Monson.

Visiting hours were from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Lombard Funeral Home at 3 Bridge Street in Monson.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Donald to the First Church of Monson, 5 High St., Monson, MA 01057.  

To leave condolences and/or for directions, visit lombardfuneralhome.com.

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