Donald W. "Don" Bania

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  • "Dear Joyce: We are so sorry for the loss of your husband..."
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    - Beth and Fran Bania
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    - Deb and Joe DePasqua
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    - Diane Wadsworth
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Donald W. "Don" Bania, 69, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Joyce (Burava) Bania, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

He was born on Aug. 20, 1949, in Springfield, son of the late Stanley and Sophie (Chmura) Bania. Don was a graduate of the UConn Law School. He was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi parish. Don was an avid UConn football and women's basketball fan. He liked to travel, particularly to UConn women's Final Four games. He also enjoyed gardening, cooking, and reading.

In addition to his loving wife of 41 years, he is survived by a brother, David Bania and his wife, Theresa; sister-in-law, Diane Bania; and nephews, Tim, Joe and Matthew. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Bania.

Relatives and friends may join the family for calling hours on Monday, Sept. 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Samsel and Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Of Assisi Church, 673 Ellington Road, South Windsor. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Don's memory may be made to the Research of Jennifer Brown, MD, PhD, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Sept. 14 to Sept. 18, 2018