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Donald G. Veto

1955 - 2021



It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Donald George Veto on Sunday, June 6, 2021. Donald was born in Springfield, on October 10, 1955, to the  late George and Barbara ( Maloney) Veto and lived in Westfield, MA with his loving wife and soulmate, Nancy for over 38 years, where they raised their beloved son Dominic.  Donald had a love of sports, the likes of which no one but him could. comprehend. He loved to make people laugh and took great joy in making people fall for his outrageous stories. Although quiet at times, he was known for his quick wit, dry sense of humor, knowledge of sports, love of golfing, and his kind spirit. He retired from work ten years ago but assisted his wife with her business. Donald was loved by all who met him and counted on him as their friend. He would often visit the homeless shelter to donate clothes and money.  He enjoyed the beautiful beaches of Anna Maria and lived a happy, peaceful life.  He is survived by his cherished wife Nancy and his children Dominic, Christopher, Kelli and Kristen Veto, and was the caring brother to Mark Veto(Carol), and Paul Veto. He was the loving uncle to Michael, Lisa, Isabella, Emma,and Sarah. He will be dearly missed by many in-laws, family, and friends. Mostimportantly, he was the sweetest guy you ever wanted to meet, and adored his wife the most.  To express condolences to the family, please visit www.westfieldfuneralhome.com for Donald’s tribute page. A private mass will be held in his honor at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Donald’s memory to the Westfield Animal Shelter, 178 Apremont Highway, Westfield, MA 01085 or Horizons for Homeless Children, 1785 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury, MA, 02119. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Donald G. Veto, please visit our floral store.

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Paul Poulin

September 23, 2021 7:58 PM

Dear Nancy, Paul and the Veto Family, Please accept my deepest condolences. While in the Air Force stationed in Springfield, I met Donald at a Springfield Indians Game and ask if I wanted to play in the Beer League with Carando Gourmet. I was alone and going through a personal hardship at the time. He befriended me, brought me to his Parents house for a meal during the Holidays knowing I was far from home. He and the whole family were kind and empathetic. Nancy didn't like my wild side during this trying time but she treated with great respect, welcomed me and feed me. It saddens me greatly to hear of Donald's passing as I was just talking to a friend who grew up in Hartford and he knew Donald and Paul. Their reputations preceded them. After the Gulf War I lost touch but always remembered Donald and was just looking him up to say Hi when I read of his passing. Nancy, may God Bless You and know that Donald was one of the good guys!!! Paul Poulin

Phil Kenyon

June 29, 2021 2:46 PM

Hi Nancy, Mark and Paul
I am so sorry to hear about Don - my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. My Mom mailed me the obituary and I just received it today.
I have so many fond and happy memories of Don and everyone in the Veto family. During junior and senior high school I spent almost all of my time with Don. We shared a passion for sports and played soccer, baseball and hockey for many teams. We learned to play golf together and we’re always playing some type of sport regardless of the time of year. Don was an amazing athlete and excelled at everything he did. He was always a kind and caring friend and would give you the shirt off his back. We stayed in touch for a few years after high school and for whatever reason we both went our separate ways. Reading the obituary made we wish that I had stayed in touch. You all must so proud of him and how he lived his life. I am a better person due to the influence that Don had on me and I think that could be said by everyone he knew. Nancy - I wish the best for you and his children. God bless you all. Phil Kenyon

Bill Atkins

June 18, 2021 7:41 PM

Nancy and family, I met “Veto” in” 77” at Allied-15 years later we closed and Don Veto and his Dad were stand up, like able guys. If you met Veto, got to know him-you didn’t forget him—- Line Hog 19- Prayers and mourning unto you all, Bill and Terry Atkins 43 years ✝️

Jane LaFleche

June 18, 2021 11:29 AM

Dear Nancy,
So sorry for your loss of Donald.  May you find comfort in all the memories that you both have shared at this difficult time.  
My deepest sympathy,

Siobhan Demers

June 17, 2021 6:45 AM

The Veto Family,
Our deepest sympathy for your loss.
Siobhan and Adam Demers

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