Donald J. Roycroft, 75, of Centerville, MA died unexpectedly on September 28, 2015 at home. Donnie was the husband and best friend of Carol (Martin) Roycroft for 53 years.
He was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1939, and grew up in Brookline and then Duxbury MA. He was predeceased by his parents Donald F. Roycroft and Marguerite (Kelley), and his sister Marjory Powers. He is survived by his mother Joan Roycroft of Osterville.
Donnie and Carol met and graduated from Sacred Heart High School. After he proudly served in the Marines from 1957 to 1961, he and Carol got married in 1962. He graduated from Cape Cod Community College with a degree in Law Enforcement and spent sixteen years as a detective with Barnstable Police Department and then twenty years in security with Raytheon Company.
Donnie is survived by his wife Carol, their daughter Katie Roycroft of Centerville, her daughter Emily and son Myles. Their son Sean Roycroft of Centerville, his wife Susan (Looney) and their three children, Jackie, Shannon and Sean Jr. As well as their daughter Amy Roycroft of Orleans and son Kevin Roycroft of Marlboro and his wife Pollyanna (Phelps). He is also survived by brothers Michael Roycroft his wife Kathy, Carl Roycroft his wife Mary, and sisters Mary Saucier and husband Harry and Maureen Kievenaar and husband Henry, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Known as “Mo” to his grandchildren he was a devoted father and grandfather and special to all who knew him. He possessed a wonderful sense of humor and was known as a straight shooter. He loved spending time with his family especially watching his grandchildren in their hockey and baseball games. Always wanting to stay busy Donnie started and operated Kase Krafts, a small business where he created Cape Cod themed pewter figurines he would sell to gifts shops all along the East Coast. Toys for Tots was an organization he loved and supported. He believed everyone deserved a present under the tree and every year worked hard to make sure every child received a gift.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10am on Friday October 2 at Our Lady of Victory Church 230 So. Main Street, Centerville. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to St. Vincent De Paul Society or Toys for Tots.