WILLIAMS, DONALD R. SR.
A mass of Christian burial was celebrated March 3 at Immaculate Conception Church, Secaucus, for Donald R. Williams, Sr., 83. He passed away peacefully on Feb. 26 at Alaris Health at Hamilton Park, Jersey City. Born and raised in Jersey City, he lived in Secaucus for the past 54 years and was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church. He worked at Colgate Palmolive as a machine operator for 33 years before retiring in 1985. Donald enjoyed a retirement of over 30 years. He devoted much of that time to collecting and selling scrap metal, maintaining his tomato plants, watching classic movies from his extensive collection, playing his daily lottery numbers, and taking monthly trips to Atlantic City with his wife, Katherine. Always the raconteur, Donald was known for telling colorful stories especially about his years as an employee at Colgate. In his later years, Donald was a doting grandfather. His sense of humor and generosity touched all who knew him.
He was predeceased by his wife Katherine of 52 years, two sons Donald R. and David Williams, two brothers Robert and Kenneth Williams, and a sister Jean Tokar. He is survived by his two daughters Sharon Dellafave and her husband Richard of Secaucus and Shelly Williams of Secaucus, a daughter- in- law Kerrie Brown-Williams, a sister Helen DeCunto of Pa., and two granddaughters Abigail and Paige.
Services arranged by the Mack Memorial Home, Secaucus.