DONALD LOUIS BOSTON of Mount Vernon, New York transitioned to eternal rest on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. He left the care of New York Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and succumbed to the peaceful loving arms of God. Donald was born to loving parents, James Boston and Sullie Hamlin Boston on June 11th, 1935 at Grasslands Hospital in Valhalla, New York. He was the youngest of nine siblings. Donald attended Greenburgh 8 Schools and later served in the United States Army.
Donald worked at Ford Motor Company in Mahwah, New Jersey, for thirty plus years, as an automotive technician. He transferred to and from Kansas City, Missouri, and eventually retired in 1987. Nonetheless, he faithfully continued to attend Ford Union meetings with his buddy, Thomas Lovelace.
On August 13th, 1960, he married the love of his life, Marjorie Perienchief. To this union, God gifted a charming son, Scott Lewis Boston.
Donald was an avid jazz and sports enthusiast. He enjoyed traveling, especially to the annual Norman, Boston, James Family Reunion in various locations. As a member of community PJS Jazz, he frequented many events. Classic movies and westerns were TV favorites.
Faith Mission Church was birthed/founded by Reverend Marjorie Boston in 1997. She served as Pastoral Leader,while Donald became First Man, the first member and a Trustee who championed building the church family. He continued to serve under the leadership of Reverends Willis and Gay Steele, and most recently, Reverend Dr. Kimme McEachin. Awards for the “Man of Valor” in a Youth Explosion Program and Dedication for Unyielding Service were bestowed upon him at Faith Mission, in 2007 and2012 respectively. Donald exemplified the song entitled, “If I Can Help Somebody” all-encompassing family, friends, neighbors and whoever needed assistance.
Donald is predeceased by his loving wife, Reverend Marjorie, their beloved son, Scott; parents James and Sullie Boston; siblings Loretta (William) Johnson, Hazel (William) Moses, James (Erna) Boston; Zola (James) Dunn, Charles (Emma) Boston and Clyde (Amy) Boston. Left to cherish his memory and rejoice in his transition into celestial joy are brother and sister-in-law Russell and Doris Boston; sister, Deaconess Myrtle Dawson. Additionally, God children, Cheryl Howcott of White Plains, New York, Gay Steele of Camarillo, California, Howard “Gaylord” Worrell of Charlotte, North Carolina, Craig Singleton of Columbus, Ohio and David DeVerteuil of Accokeek, Maryland; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, caregiver and family friend, Gwendolyn Carson of Yonkers, New York, friends and his Grace Church family.
ATTENTION: During the continuing COVID-19 crisis, as it phases back into small capacity public visitations/services, we need your help in limiting and controlling the number of people inside the church, so please govern yourself accordingly for the health & safety of all. Thank you so kindly!
A Visitation/Wake will be held on Mon. 12/20 from 10:00-11:00AM with limited seating due to COVID restrictions, Funeral 11:00AM. But the church will be live-streaming the service on their website the day of the service, as well as here below on ours, where it says WATCH VIDEO, so you're able to view there/here also/instead, as there is LIMITED seating until the church is at their CAPACITY of 150 guests based on COVID restrictions & required social distancing. So you may come to the church to try to attend, with your masks on, you MUST be FULLY VACCINATED & SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION, & have your temperature taken. At the very least you can get hand sanitizer & sign the register book (NOTE: please feel free to bring your own pen). If not at capacity, you will be allowed in to have a seat; but if at capacity by the time you get there and/or you do not pass their requirements, you may be required to leave the premises after signing register book, so as not to be in violation nor cause a health hazard, so please govern yourself accordingly. Regardless of if you're able to enter/be seated, or not, social distancing MUST be maintained inside & outside at ALL times (NO touching/hugging/handshaking, ONLY elbow bumping briefly if at all). If instructed, PLEASE KINDLY RESPECTFULLY leave the building & premises if the church is at their restricted capacity and/or you do not pass their requirements. PLEASE KINDLY RESPECTFULLY follow & abide by the directions of the funeral home staff and/or church or cemetery personnel at all times. We Thank You in advance for following directions & NYS law, so as to make all go smoothly the day of the services, to eliminate further burden on the family, and to maintain the health & safety of All. Any questions, or if any clarity is needed, please call ahead to the funeral home and/or church, and/or speak to us from a safe distance if present.
You MUST come to the church & cemetery wearing a mask, & wear a mask inside the church/social distance as much as possible at all times. You must use hand sanitizer upon entering the church, with mask on, you MUST be FULLY VACCINATED & SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION, & have your temperature taken. If you know you have a coronovirus/COVID-19; are sick/experiencing symptoms of coronovirus/COVID-19; are immuno-compromised and/or have health/other conditions that make your body more susceptible to illness, please do NOT attend any services nor come into the church. Please feel free to bring & use your own pen for signing the family's register book - you are encouraged to please BRING & use your own PEN for signing. Please follow & abide by the rules of the church, and directions of the funeral home staff, church and/or cemetery personnel at all times. We Thank You in advance for following directions & NYS law, so as to make all go smoothly the day of the services, to eliminate further burden on the family, and to maintain the health & safety of All. Any questions, or if any clarity is needed, please call ahead to the church and/or funeral home, and/or speak to us from a safe distance if present.
The Entire Staff of Lee's Funeral Home, LLC respects that the Boston Family entrusted the care of their loved one to us, and that they value the level of service & attention our funeral home provides. We are honored, in turn, to provide comfort, assistance and service to the family of Donald L. Boston during their time of bereavement.
Please leave written condolences now herein on the Memory Wall to express your sorrow, share your memories, and as an expression of sympathy & way to communicate with/offer comfort to the family, that they and others may see, and may be a lasting tribute in his honor, whether you're able to attend or not. Definitely Please SIGN IN on the Memory Wall as a virtual way of signing the register book, especially if choosing to stay safe/not able to sign in person.
As a lasting tribute, you may also choose to plant a tree, and/or a contribution may be made in his name/memory/honor to a charity of your choice. If sending flowers, they may be delivered either on Sunday December 19th, 2021 by/before 6:00PM to Lee's Funeral Home, or on Mon. Dec. 20th by/before 9:30AM to Grace Baptist Church. The Family Thanks You!