Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

May 22, 2014

Donald Woodman Fogg, 83


Andover, MA — Donald Woodman Fogg, 83, passed away quietly at his home on May 14, 2014, of liver cancer. Donald was born on May 28, 1930 to Eleanor (Russell) and Lloyd W. Fogg in Exeter, N.H. He graduated from Dover High School and Northeastern University in Boston with an associate degree in mechanical engineering. He spent four years in the Air Force, where he became a crew chief on B-47s. When he returned to civilian life, he worked for the labs at Oak Ridge, Tenn., followed by AVCO in Wilmington, Mass., and then became a CADD/CAM applications engineer at Computervision. He was active at Trinitarian Congregational Church in North Andover, their Trinitarian Neighborhood Theatre, the church choir, Merrimack Valley Camera Club, and the 495th R.C. Squadron. He loved the outdoors, especially hiking and sailing. He was a conservation warden for the Avis land in Andover.

Don loved being in the ‘TNT’ musicals, playing everything from a rich elderly grandfather to a rabbi. The members of ‘TNT’ all called him "Grampa," and loved him dearly, and they just loved to hear him laugh. He was very close to his three grandchildren, encouraging by example for them to live life to the fullest and to be true to themselves.

Don is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara; daughters, Joy and husband, Bruce Reynolds of Andover, Candy Orr of Raleigh, N.C., and Connie and husband, Brad Bouchard of Andover; grandchildren, Lea and Ian Orr, and Eric Bouchard; sister-in-law, Rose Fogg of Dover, N.H.; brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Patsy of Maryville, Tenn.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his constant friend and walking companion, Reigner. He was predeceased by his brother, Russell.

ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be today, Thursday, May 22, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Conte Funeral Home, 28 Florence St., Andover. His Celebration of Life Service will be on Saturday, June 7, at 11 a.m., at the Trinitarian Congregation Church, 72 Elm Street, North Andover, MA 01845.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinitarian Congregational Church, or to the Nature Conservancy at www.nature.org. For funeral home directions, or to sign the family guest book, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.