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Henry R. Dondi

1947 - 2014Retired Pittsfield Police Captain DALTON Retired Pittsfield Police Captain, Henry R. Dondi, 67, of 6 Judith Drive, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Born on Feb. 23, 1947, in Pittsfield, he was a son of the late Henry J. and Anna Mae Cooper Dondi. He was educated in Pittsfield schools and was a 1965 graduate of Pittsfield High School. He went on to attend Berkshire Community College where he graduated in 1983 with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. Captain Dondi began his law enforcement career, in August of 1977, with the City of Pittsfield Police Department, having served as Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Detective. He retired as a Captain in March of 2006 after twenty-eight years of service. He was a past member of the Massachusetts Police Association, and a member of the Berkshire Museum Camera Club where he served as vice-president and president. He was a member of the Wahconah Country Club and past board member. An avid artist and photographer, Henry always enjoyed carrying his camera to capture any family moment or beauty. He had an extensive picture library of over 10,000 photo's. A longtime fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots, he also enjoyed fishing and golf. He leaves his loving wife, the former Linda Juranics, of Dalton, whom he married on Feb. 24, 1984; three sons, Timothy E. Coe and his wife, Sharon, Dalton Chief of Police Jeffrey E. Coe and his wife, Andrea, and Robert H. Dondi, all of Pittsfield; four brothers, David Dondi and his wife, Lise, of Chicopee, Kevin Dondi and his wife, Helen, of Pittsfield, John Dondi and his wife, Diane, of Astalulla, Fla., and Paul Dondi and his wife, Carolyn, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sisters, Didi Kruger and her husband, William, of Clairmont, Fla., and Carol Nicholson and her husband, Edward, of Howey in the Hills, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Lisa Cook Dondi of the state of Florida; eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Christopher J. Dondi, who died on Sep. 10, 2011. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services, with police department honors, for retired Pittsfield Police Captain Henry R. Dondi, who died Feb. 23, 2014, will be held Thursday at 10:15 a.m., from the DERY FUNERAL HOME in PITTSFIELD, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Church, celebrated by the Rev. Christopher Malatesta, pastor. Burial will follow in Ashuelot Cemetery in Dalton. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Dery Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Memorial donations in memory of Henry may be made to Berkshire County Kid's Place or to Friends of the Dalton Senior Center, both in care of the funeral home, 54 Bradford St. Pittsfield, MA 01201.


Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Feb. 25, 2014
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