Donald Clifford Day ’49

Donald Clifford Day ’49 died on December 13, 2006, in Hyannis, Massachusetts.

Born on March 2, 1928, in Worcester, MA, he prepared for college at Classical High School there and became a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he attended from 1945 to 1948. He worked in various positions and joined the State Mutual Life Insurance Company in Worcester in 1953 as assistant manager of group sales. In 1954, he received his bachelor of science degree from Bowdoin as a member of the Class of 1949. He was director of group sales with State Mutual Life from 1957 to 1967 and, after the next two years as assistant to the president of the company, he became a vice president. In 1972, he became president and a director of New England Securities in Boston and later became a trustee and president of New England Fund Group. He was also senior vice president of New England Life. He was a member of the Federal Reserve Consumer Advisory Committee and the National Association of Securities Dealers Business Conduct Committee. He retired in 1991 and moved to Dennis, MA, where he had been a summer resident every year of his life.While living in the Worcester area, he was a member of the Worcester Country Club and the Tatnuck Island Club. He was also a member and former trustee of the Dennis Union Church and a member of the New England Wildflower Society, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, the Cape Cod Museum of Art, and the Cape Cod Opera. He was married in 1963 to Suzanne Post, who survives him, as do two daughters, Melissa D. Vokey of Newbury, MA, and Jennifer Day ’78 of Newburyport, MA; a son, Geoffrey P. Day of Cambridge, MA; a sister,Virginia D. Hayden of West Newton and Dennis, MA; and five grandchildren.