Donald L. "Donnie" Fifield, 69, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse.
There are no funeral services at this time, and a celebration of life will be announced later in the spring. Arrangements are with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.
Donald was born in Gouverneur on May 9, 1949, the son of Glenn and Gladys Dox Fifield.
He attended school in Hermon and served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
Donnie married Rose M. Matice on December 23, 1981.
He worked at Appleton Paper Company in Newton Falls for 27 years before retiring. Donnie enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, riding his motorcycle, and in years passed, had played softball and was known for his long distance running. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his pets and family.
Donnie belonged to the Canton VFW and the AMVETS of DeKalb.
Donnie is survived by his wife Rose, his children Nelson and Nancy Carpenter of Canton, Teresa and Mark Caudle of North Carolina, Gladys Hall of Hermon, his grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, two brothers Glenn Jr. and Elmer "Boogie" Fifield, and his grandson Travis Carpenter.
Memorial donations in Donald's memory are encouraged to Friends 4 Pound Paws, PO Box 394, Gouverneur, NY 13642.