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Donald McEnaney

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Donald McEnaney Obituary

Donald "Red" McEnaney, 82, went to join his high school sweetheart, best friend and wife of fifty years, Patricia (Welch) McEnaney on Saturday June 7, 2014. Donald was born in November 4, 1931 to Mary (Barry) McEnaney and John David McEnaney in New Britain General Hospital. He attended local schools and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force Feb 1949. He graduated from Radar School and Volunteered for Korea on June 27th 1950 arriving in Korea in early July 1950. He served three and a half tours in Korea with a mobile Radar Bomb Scoring Unit. Among his decorations are the Korean Conflict Service Medal with Five Battle Stars, the Presidential Citation, and the South Korean Presidential Citation. Upon his discharge honorably, in Oct 1952, he attended Bentley College in Boston and the University of Connecticut. He married his beloved wife Pat on Sept 10, 1955. He worked 33 years in the U.S. Postal Service in Hartford, retiring as Supervisor of Mails in 1986. He then worked 16 years as a sales rep and merchandiser for Hershey Corp retiring in 2002. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, New Britain; was a lifetime member of the 502nd Tactical Control Group; the New Britain Quartette Club and Hartford Surf Club. He is survived by his sons, Kerry of Naples, FL; and Scott of Colchester; a daughter, Colleen Collins and her husband Russ of East Hampton; two grandsons, Sean and Jamie; and a great granddaughter, Tessa DeBarge; a brother in law, Donald Welch and his wife Barbara of Groton, MA; a very special sister in law, Judith, a friend without whose loyalty and assistance though my lengthy illness, he would never have made it this far. He leaves numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and his faithful companion, his dog Greta. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Francis, John and Barry McEnaney; and two sisters Maureen and Kathleen. My deepest thanks to Melanie Stoddard RN and all the staff at the George Bray Cancer Center at the Hospital of Central CT; his family also thanks the entire staff at Marlborough Healthcare & Rehab Center. Calling hours are Wednesday 8:30 to 9:30 AM at Carlson Funeral Home, 45 Franklin Square, New Britain, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 10 AM at St. Joseph's Church, New Britain. Burial with military honors will be in Wilcox Cemetery, East Berlin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Please share a memory or note of sympathy with Donald's family at www.carlsonfuneralhome.com

Published in The Hartford Courant on June 9, 2014
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