Donald "Don" Domina

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Donald "Don" Domina, 70, of Ellington, beloved husband of 43 years to Sandra (McKay) Domina, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, with his family at his side.

Born in Newport Center, Vt., the son of the late Camille and Thelma (Duff) Domina, he grew up and lived in Newport Center before moving to Ellington in 1971. Prior to his retirement in 2012, Don was the general manager of the Central Connecticut Co-Op Farmers Association in Manchester for 37 years. Don was instrumental in opening a retail store for the company in Manchester and after his retirement, the company named its retail store after him. He was a member of the Connecticut Poultry Association, the North East Ag and Feed Alliance, and he was on the Agriculture Board at the University of Connecticut. He enjoyed restoring old tractors and antique farm equipment. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Don is survived by his son, Rick Domina, and his fiancée, Julie Nucera, of New Britain; five grandchildren, Caitlin, Derrick, Joshua, Emily, and Elizabeth; three brothers, Wayne Domina of East Hartford, Joe Domina of Manchester, and Paul Domina of Massachusetts; three sisters, Ethel Crumm of South Carolina, Pauline Domina and Lorraine Percy, both of Vermont; a daughter, Susan Bissonnette, and her three children, Ann Marie, Toni, and Jeremy, from Randolph, Vt., and many nieces and nephews.

His family will receive friends for memorial calling hours on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road (Route 83), Vernon, followed by a memorial service at the funeral home beginning at 6 p.m.

Memorial donations in Don's memory may be made to an agricultural .

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Feb. 18 to Feb. 22, 2013