Donald Gary Eagleson

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Donald Gary Eagleson, 75, of Manchester, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 27, 2013, at his home.

He was born Feb. 24, 1938, in Manchester, son of the late Albert E. and Arline M. (Dougan) Eagleson. He attended Manchester High School, where he played football, and had been a lifelong resident of Manchester. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and then became a welder by trade and also worked as a plumber. Don was a diehard Giants fan. He loved golfing with friends, playing a friendly game of cribbage at the British American Club or the Washington Social Club, and going to Key West.

He is survived by two daughters, Lynn M. Behrmann, and her husband, Jeff Behrmann Sr., of Manchester, Laurie A. Eagleson-Abele, and her husband, Bruce Abele; five grandchildren, Jeffrey Behrmann Jr., and his wife, Jennifer, Jeremy Behrmann, and his girlfriend, Christy Keene, all of Manchester, Isabella, James, and Aiden Abele, all of Tolland; and great-grandchildren, Alexis Behrmann and Braeden Keene of Manchester. Other survivors include his former wife, Isabelle S. Eagleson of Tolland; his brother, George Eagleson, and his wife, Janet, of Florida; two sisters, Linda Tyler of Manchester, Nancy Crouse, and her husband, Robert, of Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. Don was predeceased by two brothers, Melvin and Gordon Eagleson; and brother-in-law, Robert Tyler.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester. Burial with military honors will be in the East Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the , P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

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