Obituary of Douglas J. Cunningham Jr.
Douglas J. Cunningham, Jr., 71, of Middleboro died peacefully December 3, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was husband of Patricia E. (Knox) Cunningham for forty-four years. He was born in Brockton on August 9, 1947 and was son of the late Douglas J. and Ruth A. Heddericg Cunningham. He was raised in East Bridgewater and graduated with the class of 1965 from East Bridgewater High. He was employed in the circulation department of The Brockton Enterprise for sixteen years. For many years Doug worked at area commercial driving schools where he enjoyed preparing students to obtain a CDL driver’s license. He retired from Parker Professional Driving School in 2010. Doug was a lover of classical, oldies, and Irish music. He was a John Wayne and WWII movie buff and was a NE Patriots fan. He also enjoyed recent gatherings with his East Bridgewater High classmates. Doug and Patti spent many years RVing with Cranberry Coachmen, Fox’s Den, Cape Codders and Herring Runners camping clubs. His favorite place to camp was at Scusset Beach by the Canal. Doug was a member of the Middlebrough Auxiliary Police for 32 years and was captain of the unit. He was also a Special Police Officer for the Town of Middleborough. An avid motorcycle enthusiast, he took great pride in his Harleys and was a member of the MA Chapter 1 Blue Knights. Doug is survived by his son, Douglas III and Kaitie (Savery) Cunningham and their children Doug IV and Aubrey; daughter Maureen F. Cunningham and her two children. Doug was very proud of his grandchildren. He leaves his brother Alan J. and the late Janice (Lincoln) Cunningham and Brian J. and the late Nancy (Chase) Cunningham and late infant brother, Donald. Doug also leaves nephews Alan Cunningham II, Jason Cunningham, Brian Cunningham, Jr. and Daniel Cunningham; nieces Traci (Cunningham) Lapanna and Heather (Cunningham) Kaegael. The Cunningham Family would like to express their deepest appreciation to the Nursing staff at LifeCare Center of Plymouth for their outstanding care that was given to Doug in his final days. Visitation at Ashley Funeral Home 35 Oak Street Middleboro, Monday, December 10th from 4 to 7 p.m. followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Middleboro, on Tuesday, December 11th . Interment at Melrose Cemetery, Brockton.