November 11, 2017

Donald R. Bryanton

Donald “Donnie” Robert Bryanton, of Hingham, and Bonita Springs, FL – formerly of Hull, passed away on Nov. 11, 2017 after a short illness.

He leaves his beloved wife of fifty one years Kathleen “Kathy” Riley Bryanton. He is the son of the late Alden and Dorothy (Crozier) Bryanton. Brother of Jean Willis of Benita, CA and Alden Lawrence Bryanton of Jacksonville, FL.

He is survived by his two children and their families of whom he was so very proud, his daughter Dawn Marie Bryanton-Peterson and her husband Earl and their son Kyle of Braintree and his son Peter Lawrence Bryanton and his wife Jeannie Avery Bryanton and their children Colby, Patrick and Avery all of Granby,CT He was a cousin, uncle and great uncle to many and a devoted friend.

Donald attended Hingham High School and Wentworth Institute of Technology. He was a member of the New England carpenters union, local 33 for 50 years. During his decades of involvement in both land and marine construction, he worked for various contractors, most notably Abathaw Construction and Jay Cashman, Inc. A few of his most significant contributions were the Big Dig, the enormous Central Artery tunnel construction project in Boston and the Greenbush Railway through the South Shore. His work was his life’s passion second only to his family.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 5-8pm in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home 21 Emerald St, (off Central St.) Hingham. A Celebration of Life service will be held in the funeral home on Friday Nov. 17 at 10:15am prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Paul’s Church, 147 North St. Hingham at 11am. Burial will be private.  The Bryanton Family would like to thank the nursing staff at Pat Roche Hospice House in Hingham for their dedication and thoughtful care of Donnie during his stay with them.

In lieu of flower, donations in memory of Donald may be made to Glastonbury Abbey, 16 Hull, Street, Hingham, MA 02043 or to www.glastonburyabbey.org