Don took his final walk to higher ground. Sometimes his path of life was good and sometimes tough. He praised the good and fought the tough.
Don grew up on DeWolfe St., Dorchester. He was the middle child of a family of nine. He graduated top of his class at English High 1951.
Don attended the Pilgrim Congregational Church where he went to Sunday School youth group and played basketball & baseball in the Church League. The church is where he met his Wife & Soulmate, Audrey Campbell.
Don & Audrey married and moved to Milton and raised four children. Diane Crook of Norwell, the late Donnie MacMillan Jr, Stephen MacMillan of Cape Cod, David MacMillan of Maine.
Don & Audrey were active members of the Parkway Methodist Church of Milton.
Don went to work at the age of sixteen for the Colonial Tanning Company of Boston. He worked for fifteen years for the Rudolph Ryder Company of Boston. He then joined the Jim O'Neill Leather Company of Woburn. He then started his own business, The Don MacMillan Leather Sales. Don & Audrey retired to Osterville, beautiful Cape Cod in 2000 to the home of their dreams Don walked 15 miles a day, rain or shine Don was known in the town of Milton and Osterville as "The Walking Man".
He leaves behind his wife Audrey of 66 years. He was the father of the late Donnie McMillan, Jr. He leaves behind his daughter Diane Crook and her husband Ray Crook of Norwell. Granddaughter, Kristen Favreau of Whitman, her husband Brian and their children Lily and Brian Jr all of Whitman. Heather Crook Cunha and her husband, James of Reading. Daniel Crook and his wife Lauren of Hanover and great Grandson, Henry. He leaves behind a son, Stephen MacMillan and his daughter, Rosemarie and her daughter, great-granddaughter, Quinn, a grandson, Chad. All of Cape God. He leaves behind a son, David MacMillan and his wife Megan, and their children: Carolyn, Faith, Ava & Shea. All of Hope, Maine. He also leaves behind his sister, Sandra Dore MacMillan of Whitman, his sister Janice Bibber of Berkley. Also he leaves behind many loved nieces, nephews and friends,
There will be a service on Friday March 31, at 11:30 am at Parkway United Methodist Church, Blue Hills Parkway. Milton. The Interment will be at Milton Cemetery where Don will rest in peace alongside his Donnie.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alan MacMillan Burial Fund.