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Donald F. McPherson, 89, of Tallahassee, Fla. and formerly of Beverly, Mass., passed away unexpectedly at his home on June 17, 2017.
Donald was born April 14, 1928 in Beverly to William M. Sr. and Mary E. (Foley) McPherson. He graduated in 1946 from Beverly High School and served as the Beverly Deputy Fire Chief until 1988.
Donald spent the last 29 years retired in Tallahassee, where he had a great community of friends. Although a resident of FL, he remained true to his beloved Red Sox and Patriots! Donald will always be remembered for his gentle spirit, love of adventure, friendship, and fascinating story telling ability. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.
Donald was husband to the late Caroline (Dove) McPherson and is survived by his children, Diane and husband, Dan Atherton, Don and wife, Liz McPherson, Ellen and husband, Tim Smith; six grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. He was the brother to the late William, Robert, and James McPherson.
A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Killearn United Methodist Church in Tallahassee.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Kaplan Family Hospice House www.caredimensions.org or 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923.
Published on  June 24, 2017
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