Seldon ‘Don’ MacNeill, 61, formerly of Hudson and Hopkinton, MA, died Sunday, April 9, 2023 after being transported to Milford Regional Medical Center after an accidental house fire.
Don was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. He was survived by his wife Judy of 20 years who has since passed. He is also survived by his two sons Brandon and Corey MacNeill, of Clinton and Charlton respectively, stepdaughters Kristen and Kathryn Piper, of Framingham and Plainville respectively, grandchildren Allegra and Travis, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
Don was a pillar of his community, leading with his heart in servitude of others. He was the president of the Old Guard New England, a local organization that worked to ensure the remains of the nation’s veterans are located, identified, and honorably interred. He also worked with local community organizations such as the police and fire department to support them in all of their needs. Don organized and participated in honor guard services for Memorial Day ceremonies, the Wreaths Across America ceremonies at Bourne National Cemetery, and many other local events.
Don was an avid motorcycle enthusiast, and participated in many charity rides throughout his years. He was a kind and reliable neighbor, always willing to help those in need. He also greatly enjoyed music, working with his hands, and caring for animals. He had many dogs over the years, and adored his German Shepherd Jack, who passed alongside his owners.
Don’s devotion and servitude of others will live on in those he helped and inspired. His memory and legacy exist not only with those who loved him, but with all those he honored and supported along the way. Family and friends will gather to remember Don’s life at Tighe Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St Hudson, MA, on Tuesday, April 25th, from 4-7pm. Internment services will be private. The family wishes that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Project New Hope, https://www.projectnewhopema.org .