Donald E. Horton

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Donald E. Horton, 84, of Union, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Johnson Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Stafford Springs on Aug. 27, 1928, son of the late Nelson Horton and Mabel (Heck) Horton. Don was the former owner of the Horton Bus Co. in Union for 20 years, and retired as a foreman from Old Windsor Press in Bloomfield. His hobbies included camping, traveling, NASCAR, and above all spending time with his family.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Dorothy (French) Horton; six daughters "His Girls" and their husbands, Linda and Kevin DaRos, Donna Sultzbach, Patty and Bill DuPont, Mary and Rudy Supina, Diane and Albert Royce, and Brenda and Joe Gagnon; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and his cats, Tiger and Muffin. He was predeceased by two sisters, and a son-in-law, Paul Sultzbach.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Introvigne Funeral Home Inc., 51 E. Main St., Stafford Springs. His funeral service is on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the Eastford Baptist Church, 133 Union Road, Eastford. Burial will follow in Union North Cemetery, Union.

Memorial donations may be made to the Union Volunteer Fire Department, 1049 Buckley Highway, Union, CT 06076.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Jan. 24 to Jan. 28, 2013