Donald “Deacon” Mungovan of Lowell, MA

US Navy

5581 MungovanDonald “Deacon” T. Mungovan, 92, of Lowell, MA died Saturday July 18, 2015 at Lowell General Hospital.

He was married to the late Barbara A. Mungovan, who died in February of 1982.

Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late John and Eileen “Irene” Mungovan.

He proudly served with the U.S. Navy on board the USS LST 721 in the South Pacific during World War II. He participated in the initial landings at Panay, P.I., Negros, P.I. and Balikpapan, Borneo. He attained the rank of Radioman Third Class and earned the World War II Victory Medal, the American Area Ribbon, the Asiatic Pacific Area Ribbon (1 Star) and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon (1 Star). He also served aboard the USS LST 558 and the USS LSM 45.

Deacon retired from the W.R. Grace and Company of Acton in 1985.

He was an avid Red Sox fan and a lifelong resident of Lowell.

Deacon enjoyed playing the lottery,occasional trips to Foxwoods and Las Vegas, socializing with friends and watching western movies.

He is survived by his son, David and his wife, Maryanne Mungovan of Dunstable; two daughters, Sharon Galluzzo of Phoenix, AZ and Donna McMahon of Lowell; a sister, Joan Lake of Hudson, MA; three grandchildren, Gina Armienti, Brad Armienti and Kaitlyn Mungovan; two great grandchildren, Cooper Torrez and Mia Torrez and many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late John Mungovan, Paul Mungovan, Muriel Dailey and Catherine Leary.

Visiting hours Tuesday 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial at the convenience of the family in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Lowell. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at


6 Condolences for Donald “Deacon” Mungovan of Lowell, MA

    Misty Bergeron

    I’m so sad to have lost Uncle Deacon, but so glad we had him for so long and that he’s now with Nana (Muriel). He always had a smile on his face, and our boys loved seeing him (wish we had stopped by more often!). Rest in peace, Uncle Deac. You are loved and missed! – Misty & Family


    Patti Purdy

    Rest in peace, Deacon. Glad I was able to visit with you my last trip up north. Keep scratching those tickets. Fair winds and following seas. Fondly, PJ, Wayne and the kids.


    Colleen Hogan-Mazzola

    I just heard yesterday of the loss of your Dad. My prayers are with you and your family.


    Lois Roberts

    I am so sorry for your loss. Don and I were very close when I lived at Jaycee Place. I had him on my mind a lot these days.
    I am so very sad to hear he passed…
    He will be missed…

    Lois Roberts


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