Nathan D. Dondis

1925 ∼ 2019

Tom and Jacquie Colella of Lovell, Maine wrote:

One of the best retailers and people Falmouth ever had. One of the best friend, co-worker and mentor two people ever had. We will truly miss him.

phyllis higgins of Los Angeles, Cs wrote:

I wish I could be with you, Nate will be missed. He was a lovely kind man. I am sending my thoughts and love to all of you. Love Phyllis

Barney Zeitz of Vineyard Haven, Ma wrote:

I have known Nate my whole life and have felt so much love from him. Many a time I’ve gotten to spend an evening together and wish I had seen him more. It was so great to hear stories about my parents who have been gone for 17 years. I will always have Nate in my heart, and hope that some of his good nature and caring for people has rubbed off on me. Barney Zeitz

Kimberly Costa of Hatchville Ma wrote:

Oh Nate.... my sweet friend... the world has lost a beautiful soul.... im a better person for having known you.....Be at Peace my Friend.....

Ellen Siegel of Waban, MA wrote:

Dearest Toby, I'm so sorry to learn this sad news. It must have been your father who inspired your love of retail, and gave you your talent for it. You always spoke of him with such humor and warmth, and he will be deeply missed. My sympathies to you and all your family. With love, Ellen, Don, Jolie, Deb and David Siegel

Paula L. Chiero of East Falmouth, Ma wrote:

We knew Nate many years, beginning in the Falmouth Mall in the 70’s . He was very dear to us and we will miss him. Deepest sympathy to all his family. Love , Brian and Paula Chiero , East Falmouth

Jim McHardie of Falmouth wrote:

So sorry to learn of this news - Such a wonderful man - Many fond memories...

Chris Solimine of Falmouth Ma wrote:

Many positive blessings. God Bless Nate. The Universe will not be the same without you, there will be a shift in the cosmos. Nate you were a great humanitarian. You sold me my first suit. You put a smile on everyone's face. God Bless. Chris, Tyler and Krystal Solimine

Donna Clarkson Stone of Falmouth, Ma wrote:

The kindest man!! My late husband went to Nate for all of his suits and like many I brought my boys to Empire to be outfitted. In 1981 my husband died suddenly, I received a call from Nate to bring the boys in he would like to give them each an outfit for the funeral. Like I said, a very kind man!! Our prayers go out to the family, let your wonderful memories comfort you.

Christopher of East Falmouth, Mass. wrote:

Nathan will be missed by all who knew him. He always had a smile that could light up a room. May he enjoy life in heaven.

James Nidositko of Falmouth wrote:

To Nate's Family: I was privileged to know Nate for some 60 years. When I was in college and home for the Christmas holidays Nate knew that I could use some money so he graciously hired me to work at Empire Clothing Store for him. Working with him and Eddie Zmuda was a great experience. Nate was a kind and gentle man and I enjoyed seeing him recently and getting my picture taken with him and his caretaker in front of The Gallery on Main Street. My memories of him are fond and will be everlasting. He is in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

Diane Genest of Middletown,RI wrote:

A special friend who will be missed. Nate not only passed on his retail stories and passion to all of us who had the pleasure of working with him, but also his love for life and laughter. I have many great memories that I will cherish always.

Rick Dwyer of Edgartown Massachusetts wrote:

Some of the best times of my life was working for Nate. You taught me a lot about humanity and being yourself. The attributes of a truly great salesperson and people aren’t customers as much as they are friends. You are my second father and you will always be missed and remembered in my heart. Thank you Nate

Bonnie Pena Kidwell of Punta Gorda Fl wrote:

Sincere condolences to the family, Nate was a kind man.

Melissa Anderson of East Falmouth wrote:

Nate was such a kind man. I loved talking to him. He taught me so much about the retail business. He always had a smile.

chris colella of lovell wrote:

thanks nate for my job at empire falmouth mall,the coastal reality for mom,the light houses you brought joy to the world

Suzan gaw wrote:

Loved your dad, My mom and your dad went through school together starting at highland and eventually graduating together at Durfee. She just turned 94 this June. Told her about your dad and she has so many wonderful memories. Still remember you at Morse Pond way back in the day.

Jody Garber of North Falmouth MA wrote:

We were saddened to learn somewhat belatedly of your father’s death. Your parents were an integral part of our youth and we always looked forward to seeing them both. Bridge, conversation, dinners (in and out) and travel- our parents -with the Levy’s -were great friends for a long time. Our sincere condolences for the loss of your father. He was a very special guy. Nancy Benjamin Jody Garber David Garber

Rick & Robyn Hendricks & Family of Waquoit, MA 02536 wrote:

Dear Dondis Family, We were so very sad to hear of the passing of Nate, he was always so personable along with a great sense of humor and truly a heart of gold and will be missed by many. May you RIP dear friend.

Paula Goldman of Santa Cruz, CA wrote:

Having just learned of "Mr. Nate's" as I called him, death was just so sad. I knew Mr. Nate over 40 years. I looked forward to meeting him whenever I returned to Falmouth. It was an honor to call him friend. Loved you Mr. Nate