DONEGAN, Barbara M.
Barbara M. (Forbush) Zito Donegan, formerly of Bloomfield and Avon, CT, died October 18, 2011 at BrideBrook Health and Rehabilitation Center in Niantic, CT. Barbara Donegan was the widow of Dominic A. Zito and John Donegan, both loving and caring husbands. Barbara departed this life, leaving her loving family, son Franklin and Gail Zito of Colchester, son Roger and Wendy Zito of Old Lyme; daughter Patricia and William Frey of East Sandwich, MA; grandchildren, great grandchildren, step family, nieces, nephews and friends. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and great aunt. Barbara was a diligent worker and a dedicated church and organizational volunteer. She loved politics, classical music, plays, the opera and ballet and, above all, loved children and people. She led a busy, interesting and active full life.
A Catholic Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Peace Church in East Hartford, CT at 10 a.m. on November 26, 2011. In accordance with her long-standing wishes, her body will be cremated. A private Christian service will be held at the family gravesite at Fairview Cemetery in West Hartford. Barbara Donegan's family would like to thank all of her caregivers for their loving and compassionate care during her last years of life. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Thomas Seminary Office of Vocations, 467 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002 or to donor's choice.