PETTENGILL, DONALD LOUIS Donald Louis Pettengill, 76, of East Hampton passed with his family around him on Sunday, August 3, 2014 after a brief illness. Donald was born in New London, CT on September 22, 1937 to the late Louis O. and Dorothy (Dean) Pettengill. He leaves his wife of 55 years, Ellen (Nordstrom) Pettengill. Donald also leaves his sister, Christine Etlinger of Killingworth; his four children and their spouses, JoAnn and Christopher Johnson of Canterbury, Suzanne and Michael Milano of Cary, NC, Louis C. and Susan Pettengill of Middletown, and Dorianne and Rick Wolf of East Hampton; eight grandchildren, Stefanie, Natalie, Rachel, Erika, Anna, Casey, Aric, and Alea; and two great grandchildren, Oliver and Lucy. Donald was predeceased by his brother, Edward, and his grandson, Samuel.Donald was a graduate of East Hampton High School and a lifelong resident of East Hampton. After working as a heavy equipment and crane operator for over 40 years, Donald retired from the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 478 in 1999. Since then he and Ellen traveled frequently to places like Turkey, Italy, Greece, and Australia, as well as many locations around America. Donald had a passion for farming as he raised beef cattle and harvested hay for many years. He was a past member of the Marlborough Moose Lodge and the Elks Lodge in Middletown. He served as a director of Haddam Neck Fair for several years. Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St. East Hampton has been entrusted with arrangements. Calling hours will be on Thursday, August 7th from 5 pm to 8 pm. A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 8th at 11 am in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Suite A, 1450 Chapel St. New Haven, CT 06511. To leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com.
Spencer Funeral Home
112 Main Street East Hampton, CT 06424-1135
Published in middletownpress on Aug. 6, 2014