Donald F. Besio, 61, of Massena

MASSENA, N.Y. (WWNY) - Donald F. Besio, 61, of State Highway 37C, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont.

Donald was born April 25, 1958 in Massena, the son of the late Michael Jr. and Helen Doris (Thrasher) Besio and was a 1976 graduate of St. Lawrence Central School.

Donald was a machine engineer at Kingston Pharmaceuticals in Massena and had previously worked at Michelex Plastics. He enjoyed fishing, ATVing, and collecting and operating RC cars, boats, and airplanes.

Donald is survived by his siblings, Jean Besio of Gloversville, Timothy Besio of Brasher, Joseph Besio of Norwood, Bruce Besio of Stanfordville, Linda Besio of Massena, Sallie and Jacque Chenaille of Gloversville, and Phillip Besio of Massena; his aunt, Betsy Neault of Massena; his uncle, Louie Besio of Virginia; nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Steven James Besio on October 3, 1960 and Thomas Besio on July 20, 2013.

Friends may call Monday 3-7:00 PM at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association.

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