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“My sympathies MaryJane, best to you and your family in the coming weeks. Sincerely, Mary ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Mary McAuley - South Weymouth, MA

“So sorry to hear about Don passing away. He was a role model for how to live life to the fullest.Twice my age, he was still able to keep up with the...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Michael Mowatt - Waltham, MA

“When I started playing tennis in Easton he made me feel like I was part of the group the very first time I met him. Always a gentleman and a very...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: David Brown - South Easton, MA

“Ann and Family, my thoughts and prayers....to a fine gentleman on and off the tennis court.... ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Richard Freitas - Easton, MA

“I met Don in his later years. He manfully refused to submit to his disease and was determined (with humor) to live life normally - and largely...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Michael Walsh - Braintree, MA

“Condolences to the entire Trettis family, but especially dear Lydia... Your father is so proud of you I'm sure. One day at a time, may your...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Judy Boals - New York, NY

“My sincerest condolences for the entire family . He always made me feel welcome when I was at your home growing up in Cohasset . My your cherished...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Mark McLaughlin - Guilford, CT

“My heart goes out to Don's family and friends. Spending so much time at the house in Cohasset so many years ago, I remember Mr. Trettis very kindly.....Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Jennifer Hubbard Alba - Ashland, NH


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EASTON—-Donald R. Trettis, 87, of Easton, formerly of Cohasset, passed away surrounded by loved ones Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospital of cardiac arrest. He had endured Parkinson's Disease since 2004 and managed to live with grace and optimism. He was the beloved husband of Ann R. (Ryan) Trettis for 30 years.

Born in Kingston, PA., a son of the late Thomas and Josephine (Grytko) Trettis, he was raised in Plymouth, PA. and was a graduate of Shawnee High School. He continued his education at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. receiving a Bachelor of Science degree. He continued his studies at Boston College earning a Masters Degree in Anatomy plus additional studies at Boston University.

An Army veteran, he served in Korea and continued his service at home where he was honorably discharged as a 1st Lieutenant. He was both Ranger trained and Airborne qualified.

Donald was employed as a pharmaceutical representative in Hospital Sales for the Upjohn Company for 33 years and served as district manager for a time. Upon retiring he worked for Dove/Lever Bros. and for the US Chamber of Commerce. He also took classes in creative writing at Stonehill College.

A resident of Easton since 1986, Donald was a member of the VFW Post of Easton and was a member of the Easton Natural Resource Trust. For many years he planted and nurtured an ever expanding garden at Sheep Pasture Community Gardens where he grew vegetables, flowers and pumpkins.

An avid tennis player up until health issues forced him off the court, Donald was an original founder of the Easton Public Tennis group which played at Stonehill College and OAHS. He was known then as 'the Commissioner' for having started the public group.

Donald enjoyed vacations on Swan's Island Maine and travels to Europe, Canada, and Cape Cod. He appreciated social outings, family gatherings and always concentrated his attention on others. He loved art, music, history, trips to Museums and always a good joke.

In addition to his wife Ann, he is survived by three daughters, MaryJane Trettis of Weymouth, Nancy Kirby and her husband Andrew of Greenwich, CT., and Lydia Trettis of Salt Lake City, UT two grandchildren Duncan Kirby and Johanna Kirby both of New York City, a brother, Thomas Trettis and his wife Ruth of Naples, FL, sisters Patricia Ellis and Josephine Kern of PA (both deceased), sister in-law Patti Ryan of West Roxbury and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday from 4-8 p.m.at Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton. A funeral Mass will be held on Friday at 10:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, 193 Main Street, Easton. In lieu of flowers donations in Donald's memory may be sent to the American Parkinson Disease Foundation, 72 E Concord St, Boston, MA 02118 For directions or condolences visit kanefuneralhome.com