In Memory of
Donald W. Considine
May 6, 1930 ~ January 7, 2018
Donald W. Considine, 87, passed away peacefully on
January 7, 2018.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Donald served as a United
States Marine during the Korean War. He then became a
Police Officer with the Port Authority of NY/NJ, serving
at the Holland Tunnel and then John F. Kennedy Airport
until he retired. Later, he worked in security for Blue
Cross/Blue Shield in Manhattan.
Shortly after marrying the “girl next door”, Veronica
Glynn, on April 11, 1953, they took up residence in
Lindenhurst, N.Y. where they raised their family. They
were both active in their church and school community.
After retirement, they split their time between Long
Island, New Jersey, and then Lady Lake, Florida, where
Donald lived until 2016, when he returned to live in
Don was active in his parish, Our Lady of Perpetual Help
R.C. Church in Lindenhurst. He served as the Blood Bank
Donation Coordinator for the Holy Name Society and was a
choir member and cantor at Sunday mass. Although always
shy about singing publicly, he had a terrific voice. He
was always a good athlete, playing on his police
softball team and in a local weekly bowling league.
After the baseball Dodgers left Brooklyn, he became a
lifelong Cardinal’s fan. He helped coach CYO softball
teams for his daughters as well.
Donald is predeceased by his beloved wife Veronica
(Glynn) and is survived by his three adoring daughters,
Rita Zarabara (Nicholas) of Basking Ridge, New Jersey,
Regina Zack (Peter) of St. James and Nancy Considine of
“Pop” also leaves six grandchildren, Theodore and
Matthew Zarabara, Jillian, Kaitlyn and Taylor Zack and
Peter Montana. His unique sense of humor and ability to
always see the positive and ironic in every situation
will forever be etched in their memories.
He enjoyed reading newspapers, listening to music,
attending theatre and watching television. He was
dedicated to his family, attending plays, dance
recitals, father-daughter dances, and sporting events
for both his children and grandchildren.
His broad smile, corny jokes and never-ending support
and caring for his family will be missed.
St. James Funeral Home
829 Middle Country Road
St James, NY 11780
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Lustgarten Foundation in his name. www.lustgarten.org
Charitable donations may be made to:
Lustgarten Foundation For Pancreatic Research
415 Crossways Park Drive, Suite D,, Woodbury NY 11797