Donald  Verdell Burnett
Donald Verdell Burnett

February 25, 1930 - June 4, 2019
Born in Ridgeville, PA
Resided in Rehoboth, Massachusetts

Obituary

Donald V. Burnett, 89, of School Street, Rehoboth, formerly of Harrisville, PA, passed away with his wife at his side early Tuesday morning, June 4, 2019 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the beloved husband of Janet (Chambers) Burnett.

Born February 25, 1930 in Ridgeville, PA, he was the son of the late Clyde Burnett and Helen McNeish.

In addition to his wife of 66 years, he leaves two sons, Ron Burnett and his wife Debbie of Berkley, MA and Jay Burnett and his wife Susan of Rehoboth, MA; his son-in-law, Mike Baker of Grove City, PA, his daughter-in-law Missy Burnett Koopman and husband Mark of Sebastian, FL; 7 grandchildren, Jeremy, Chad, Jon, Matt, Katie, Braden and Ashton; 6 great grandchildren; and his brother Lyle Hutchinson of Karns City, PA. He was also the father of the late Kathy (Burnett) Baker and Bob Burnett; and brother of the late Conard Hutchinson and Gaylord Hutchinson.

Don served in the Army during the Korean Conflict from 1948 to 1952. He was a downtown Grove City barber for 15 years, then went back to school for his industrial electrician’s license and worked 15 years for the Cooper Energy Services, Grove City until his retirement in 1995. He and his wife, Jan, then designed and built their retirement home in Harrisville, PA. They moved to Massachusetts in 2016 to be closer to their children and their families.

Don was one of the original founders of Grove City Sportsman’s Club. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed freshwater fishing in PA and spent a couple weeks a year in MA saltwater fishing with his son. He particularly enjoyed deer hunting with a muzzleloader. He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Club at Grove City Airport and in his 70’s he purchased an ultralight aircraft and learned to fly.

A memorial service will take place at the Seekonk Congregational Church, 600 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, MA at 10am on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are greatly appreciated to the Philip Hulitar Hope Hospice Center, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904.

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Service
Seekonk Congregational Church
600 Fall River Ave.
Seekonk, MA US 02771
Saturday, June 15, 2019
10:00 AM