Donald J. Collette

Donald J. Collette, 66, of Stafford Springs, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.

He was born in Stafford Springs, son of the late Alfred and Norma (Fontanella) Collette. Donald was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked as a painter for ADCO Services.

He is survived by his three children, Jesse Collette and his wife, Geneva; Crystal Daigneau and her husband, Jack; and Nicole Collette; four grandchildren, Samantha and Logan Collette and Caitlyn and Fisher Daigneau; his wife, Nena Collette; sister, Diane Muzio; and numerous extended family members including nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs.

A graveside service will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at noon at St. Edward Cemetery, West Stafford Road, Stafford Springs.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Feb. 23 to Feb. 27, 2013