Donald A. Hitchings, 92

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Donald A. Hitchings, 92, of Hopkinton, passed away, Sunday, January 8, 2012 at the Milford Regional Medical Center. Born in Lynn, he was the son
of the late, Bertha and Charles Hitchings.

A Tech Sergeant during WWII in the Marines, Donald had been stationed in Okinawa, Japan and was a member of the VMF323 (Death Rattlers). He was the owner/proprietor of Hitchings Hardware and former owner of Don’s Taxi in Hopkinton. He was a member of the Hopkinton Auxiliary Police Department
and a softball player for Kenney’s and Hitching’s softball teams.

He is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Hitchings of Mashpee, and Susan Schiavone and her husband John of Bellingham; his grandchildren, Lucas,
Kyle, Michelle, and Lyndsey; and one great grandchild, Thomas.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 4-7p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.

Burial services will be held at Bourne National Cemetery on Friday at 11:00a.m. Donations may be made to Milford VNA, 37 Birch St. Milford, MA 01757 or to the Friends of the Hopkinton Seniors, 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton, MA. 01748

Editor's Note: To see the story about the closing of Hitchings Hardware, Click Here.