Marlborough – Donald “Don” Alfred Giombetti 77, of Marlborough, formerly of Ashland, passed away Sun. Dec. 17th after a period of declining health. Born in Framingham, MA, he was the son of the late Rinaldo and Rita (McEwen) Giombetti. Mr. Giombetti was the husband of Tharon (Kinville) Giombetti for 55 years.
Mr. Giombetti served his country honorably as a sergeant in the United States Air Force from 1964-1968. He was stationed in Denver, CO, Plattsburgh, NY and Tampa, FL.
Mr. Giombetti was a 1964 graduate of Ashland High School. He attended Tampa University and graduated from Worcester Boys Trade School and Coyne Institute of Technology. He was a master electrician, and president and owner of Giombetti Electric since 1975.
He is survived by three children, Michael and his wife Nancy of Hudson, Jennifer Lanoue of Shrewsbury and Steven of Marlborough: eight grandchildren, Matthew, Christopher and Anthony Giombetti, Sarah and Amy Lanoue, Garrett, Juliana and Zachary Giombetti. He is also survived by his brother John and wife Carmen of Hudson, sister Jane Jackman and husband Arthur of Uxbridge, and his sister-in-law Katherine Giombetti of Ashland. Mr. Giombetti was predeceased by his brother Joseph.
Mr. Giombetti loved spending time with his family. He loved fishing, Cape Cod and playing cards and cribbage with his children and grandchildren. He loved watching the Red Sox and the Patriots. He enjoyed working around his house and on his ’57 Chevy Bel Air convertible with his sons. He was the first one to work in the morning and the last to leave at night.
Mr. Giombetti was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church of Marlborough and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of the American Legion Post 132. He was on the executive board of directors as well as the past state president of the Massachusetts Electrical Contractors Association (MECA), and past president of the South Middlesex chapter of MECA. He sat on the Board of Fire Prevention. He was Co-Chairman of the advisory committee for the Mass Electrical Code.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Fri. Dec. 22nd at 11:00am in St. Cecilia’s Parish, 54 Esty Street Ashland, MA with burial to follow in Wildwood Cemetery in Ashland. Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 4:00-7:00 PM in the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main St. Ashland, MA.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cancer Research Institute, 29 Broadway, Floor 4, New York, NY 10006-3111.