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Donald C. Barrie Jr.

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Donald C. Barrie Jr. May 9, 1934 - July 15, 2012 Voluntown - Donald "Sonny" C. Barrie Jr., 78, of Voluntown, passed away Sunday at Wm.W. Backus Hospital. He was born on May 9, 1934 in Jewett City, son to the late Mildred (Morrissette) and Donald C. Barrie Sr.. He married his wife Theresa (Donais) Barrie on September 8, 1962 in Griswold. She survives him. Sonny was a veteran of the Untied States Air Force and worked for over 33 years at the Thermos Plant until it shut down operations. He then worked for Lightolier and retired in 1997 to spend time with his family who meant everything to Sonny. He loved to go fishing and camping and having cookouts with family and friends. In addition to his wife he is survived by his sons Daniel Barrie and Donald Barrie and girlfriend Dawn of Sterling; daughters Lori Collins and husband Jeff of Griswold, Jeanne Bechard and husband Bob of West Hartford; brother Dennis Barrie of Minnesota; sister Margaret Hughes of Louisiana ;grandchildren Katelyn and Lauren Collins, Krista and Kaylee Bechard. Sonny is predeceased by his son Jason Barrie and brother Gerald Barrie. A calling hour will be held on Thursday from 9AM to 10:00AM, at the Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home, located at 490 Voluntown Road Jewett City, CT, with a burial to follow at the St. Joseph Cemetery in Norwich.

Published in Norwich Bulletin on July 18, 2012
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