Alden Nathaniel Donald of Raymond NH passed away suddenly on Monday, January 29, 2018. Andy as he was called was born in St. Petersburg, Florida on October 31st 1961. Beloved brother, uncle, and friend, he is survived by his sisters Susan Kostandin and her husband Ted Kostandin of Hampstead, NH, Janice Haun of Carbondale, IL, and Linda Cobbett and her husband Ernie Cobbett of Wendell, NC, and his brother Bruce Jaques of Atkinson, NH. He also has several nieces and nephews Amber Muncey (Cambridge, England), Carlie Cobbett (Wendell, NC), Carole-Ann Haun (Nashville, Tenessee), Matthew Kostandin (Hampstead, NH), Tim Haun, (Carbondale, IL), and Kevin Cobbett (Wendell, NC).
Andy grew up in Plaistow NH playing sports; mainly football. In his teens, he worked a bit for his grandfather, Alden Jaques, at Custom Cast Concrete Steps before his passing in 1974. He then worked at Market Basket before moving to Big Pine Key, Florida with his mother Charlotte Donald. He graduated from Key West High School in June 1981 and attended United Truck Master Driving School in Clearwater, Florida where he received his CDL-A license. He worked a few years along with his mother at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida. After his mother passed away in 1992, he moved back to New Hampshire in 1993.
Andy worked for Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Raymond, NH for 20 years in the shipping/receiving department before changing to janitorial &maintenance. He recently worked for a couple of years at the Home Depot in Plaistow NH.
Andy was devoted to his mother, Charlotte A. Donald, and his grandmother, Yvonne Jaques, and lovingly assisted caring for them through their illnesses. He enjoyed playing games with them. He was close to his nephew Matthew and spent many years looking after him; spoiling him too. He loved all his family and never missed a family celebration or holiday.
Andy loved dogs and he was a volunteer at the Manchester Animal Shelter for the last seven years and adopted his beloved black lab mix Holly. He regularly attended the Baptist Church and gave away inspirational literature. He was an avid sports fan and especially of the Patriots for more than 40 years. He also enjoyed auto racing and attended many races with his brother Bruce.
Andy was a kind, gentle soul who was happy to help out his friends and neighbors by shoveling their driveway or walking their dogs. Andy was truly loved and will be dearly missed by his family. He is now in heaven in the company of his grandfather, grandmother, and mother. May he rest in peace, until we meet again.
His family will have a private memorial service for him at his sister church.