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Donald L. Tocci

July 5, 1946 — February 20, 2024


Donald L. Tocci


Donald L. Tocci of Stoneham formerly of Everett; a man of unwavering integrity and patriotism, passed away peacefully on Tuesday February 20, 2024 surrounded by his family at home. He was 77 years of age. 

Donald proudly served his country; including two tours in Vietnam as a Navy SEAL.  He received a Purple Heart and the Navy Commendation  Medal for Valor. He was a Burlington High School teacher and a Hall of Fame swim coach.  After retiring he was a proud owner of Burlington Scuba. Donald also volunteered for many organizations including the Rotary Club, the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, a devoted VFW member and past commander of Post 620 and the Navy SEAL Associations New England chapter. Donald made a lasting impact on all those who knew him.

Donald is the beloved husband of Bodil (Oftedahl) Tocci. He is the devoted father of Stephanie Cherenson and her husband Michael. Donald is the cherished grandfather of Ella Cherenson. He is the loving brother of Geraldine Carlin and her husband Daniel, JoAnn Desmond and the late Carl Paul Tocci. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends are kindly invited to gather and share memories with Donald's family on Tuesday February 27th, 2024 in the Barile Family Funeral Home 482 Main St. (RT28) STONEHAM from 3 pm to 8 pm. Parking attendants and elevator available. 

A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held on Friday March 1st, 2024 at Glenwood Cemetery Washington Ave. Everett at 11 am. All are invited to attend. 

Please consider in lieu of flowers donations in memory of Donald to The Navy SEAL Foundation  

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Past Services


Tuesday, February 27, 2024

3:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Barile Family Funeral Home-Stoneham

482 Main Street, Stoneham, MA 02180

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Graveside Service

Friday, March 1, 2024

11:00 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

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