Donald Rowell

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Donald Rowell

February 17, 1932 - November 04, 2018

Donald Rowell Seabrook, NH - Donald E. Rowell, 86, of Seabrook, and formerly of Newbury, Mass., passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Don was born in Bradford, Mass., on February 17, 1932, a son of the late Carl and Ruth (Schnyer) Rowell.

He was raised in Bradford and graduated from the Haverhill Trade School in 1951. Don enlisted in the United States Army after high school and served his country honorably from 1951 to 1953. After the Army, he attended Fitchburg State College and attained a teaching degree in graphic arts.

Don served as the Newbury Harbormaster for 19 years, and retired as Chief Harbormaster Emeritus in June 2001. He also graduated from Northeast Regional Police Institute in Tewksbury, Mass., in 1992, and was a former employee of the Haverhill Gazette, and the Salem Evening News. He was a 32nd Degree Mason with a Meritorious Service Award with St John's Lodge in Newburyport, and was Past Master of Merrimack Valley Lodge of Perfection and Past Master of Merrimack Valley Council Princess of Jerusalem of Haverhill.
Some of Don’s greatest joys were boating, golf, and traveling with his wife, Patricia and enjoying his times with family.
In addition to his wife Patricia (Hertz) Rowell, he is survived by his daughters, Trudy, Jill, Carrie, and Peggy; and his step-children, Stephen and Laura. He also leaves behind many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Don was predeceased by his first wife Jayne (Zerfoss) Rowell.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hyder Family Hospice House, 285 County Farm Rd, Dover, NH 03820. Assistance with arrangements was by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home – Crematory, Hampton.
Published on November 8, 2018
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George Schnyer, Jr.
Nov 14, 2018
Trudy, Jill, Carrie, and Peggy;
I want to express my sorrow for the passing of your father. I always have the best of memories of the many summers of our youth staying with all of you and the fun times we enjoyed. I'll never forget the time when your dad pulled me waterskiing from the basin, thru the channel and into the ocean side and along Plum Island and back to the basin. We had some great trackball games too. He loved life and I am glad to have some great memories of him, your mother, and all of you during those summers many years ago.
To Patricia and your children, I extend my sympathy and condolences to you. I was looking forward to visiting this next summer with my brother John, hi
...s family, and my Aunt Rhonda who had just gotten back in touch with Donald. My brothers, William and John, and my sister Margaret send their thoughts and prayers to you all as well.Read more
Caden Reardon
Nov 10, 2018
He was My papa and I’m very said my mom is Laurie and grandmother patrica Rowell very sad moment RIP PAPA😢😢
Linda Emerson
Nov 08, 2018
I’m so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Certainly enjoyed him coming into Town Hall while I was in Assessors Office. My prayers to you, Carrie , and your family
Nancy Iredale
Nov 07, 2018
Trudy, Jill, Carrie and Peggy,
Thinking of you all and sending my condolences. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Nancy Iredale
Donna Stefanile
Nov 07, 2018
Carrie, so sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a great guy and I enjoyed working with him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these sad days. Donna