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Donald Figarelle

Donald "Don" Figarelle, 83, of Great Falls, a retired sanitation worker for the City of Great Falls and U.S. Army Korean War veteran, died from complications of influenza Sunday, March 3, at a local hospital.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at O'Connor Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Friday at O'Connor Memorial Chapel, with burial to follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. O'Connor Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Don was born June 19, 1929, to Augusto and Inez (Peressini) Figarelle in Black Eagle. He worked for the Great Northern Railway from 1949 to 1951 as a machinist helper before enlisting in the United States Army. He served in the Korean War from March 1951 to February 1953. Don then worked for the City of Great Falls Water and Sanitation Department for more than 35 years.

Don is survived by his sisters, Clara Williams of Great Falls and Cathy Peska of Chicago; and brothers John Figarelle, Ed Figarelle, Mike Figarelle, and August Figarelle all of Great Falls.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Tony Figarelle and Richard Figarelle; and sisters Ann Keel and Theresa Figarelle.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Great Falls Senior Citizen's Center or Shodair Children's Hospital.

Condolences may be posted online at www.oconnorfuneralhome.com and/or www.gftribune.com/obituaries.


Published in Great Falls Tribune on Mar. 7, 2013
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