Donald Bement (1935 - 2013)

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BEMENT, DONALD B. Donald Byron Bement died unexpectedly on December 8, 2013 at his home with his loving wife of 48 years, Susan, at his side. Don was born in Middletown to Albert N. Bement and Alice (Murphy) Bement on November 8, 1935 and grew up in Middletown, attending Central School and Middletown High School graduating in 1953. He was employed by First National Stores for 17 years and served in the U.S. Army in Frankfurt, Germany. In 1968 he joined Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Company retiring as the Nuclear Records Supervisor in 1995. He met his wife, Susan Johnson Bement at the First National Grocery Store in Portland in 1961 and they were married in Haddam Neck in 1965. They built a house on the site of the home where Susan grew up in Haddam Neck and lived there happily until his death. Don was an accomplished artist working mostly in oils on canvas. He loved the outdoors either working in the yard, hiking, observing animals in nature, looking for subjects to paint and checking out national parks and other beautiful areas. He was a kind and gentle person who loved to make people laugh. Besides his wife, Susan, he left behind his twin sister, Patricia Anderson and husband Carl of Durham, his brother, Albert K. Bement, of South Windsor, his brother-in-law, Norman E. Johnson and his wife, Rinette of Storrs. Also his nephews, Glenn, Kenneth, and Carl Anderson and their spouses, Kelly, Robin, and Heather and their children, his nieces Doreen Johnson and her husband John Tomanelli and their children of Marlborough and Jennifer Johnson of Kingfield, Maine, his extended family of cousins whom he was very fond of and his beloved cats who were his constant companions at home. A memorial service will be held at Rock Landing Cemetery at the convenience of the family in the spring. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to CATALES of Middletown, P. O. Box 901, Middletown, CT 06457 or the Haddam Neck Volunteer Fire Department, 17 Rock Landing Road, Haddam Neck, CT 06424
Published in middletownpress on Dec. 13, 2013
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