Donald L. Nahigyan, Jr.

Donald L. Nahigyan, Jr., 69, of Mattapoisett died peacefully at home on Thursday November 7, 2019. 

Born in North Adams, the son of the late Dr. Donald L. and Verna P. (Dutra) Nahigyan, he lived in Mattapoisett for most of his life. 

Donald was an active member of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church, where he sang in the choir. 

He was a graduate of Tabor Academy, where he was a Morehead scholar, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He later attended the University of Vermont Medical School. 

In his younger years, he attained the rank of Eagle Scout and raced Beetle Cat sailboats on Buzzards Bay. He was an accomplished classical pianist and a member of the Sippican Choral Society. 

He is survived by his siblings, Darcy Nahigyan Gregory of Durham, NC, and Dr. Drew L. Nahigyan and his wife Lynne of Mattapoisett; three nieces and a nephew. 

His Memorial Service will be held on Saturday January 11, 2020 at 10 AM at the Mattapoisett Congregrational Church, 27 Church St., Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Mattapoisett Congregational Church, P.O. Box 284, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit

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