In Our Care

Garrity, Donald J., 95 passed away peacefully in St. Petersburg, Fl surrounded by his loving family on December 17, 2016. A 50 year resident of Florida, Don was predeceased by his wife Natalie (Irish),parents Frank and Eileen Garrity, his sister Eileen Frink and brothers Paul and Frank. He is survived by his brother Russell, sons Ken, Steve, Peter and Brian, beloved daughters Diane (Paris), Barbara (Blake), numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Don was born in Arlington, MA in 1921. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII where he trained B-24 bomber pilots. A self-made businessman, he founded two manufacturing companies, Beacon Printing Ink in Somerville, MA and Florida Graphics Products in Tampa, FL. Don and Natalie’s sense of adventure led them to wander North America in their RV. Don will be remembered for his sense of humor and bottomless generosity. A celebration of Don’s life will be held at DeVito’s Funeral Home in Arlington, MA on June 10th at 11:30. No flowers please, but bring a story about Don to share.