Donald Thulin

Donald P. Thulin

Poughkeepsie, NY - Donald P. Thulin 84(Big Swede) died Friday December 20, 2013 at River Valley Care Center, Poughkeepsie, NY. Born April 28, 1929 in Thomaston ,Conn where he lived most of his life. He was the Son of the late Herbert and Agnes Thulin. He joined the Marine Corps in 1947 to 1951 . He married Eunice Sutliffe in 1956, later divorced and married Roberta Stride in 1976. Donald worked for the Connecticut Light and Power Co. later known as Northeast Utilities for 34 years and retired in 1985. After his retirement they moved to Deming, New Mexico where he lived out his life long dream of becoming a Deputy Sheriff. They later moved to Stuarts Draft, Virginia. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW. A great Father with a great sense of humor who loved life, being with his family, gardening, grilling, and just being outside. Survivors include his two daughters Margaret Sharoh from Poughkeepsie and Laurel Ryan from Waterbury, Conn. also a Step-daughter Cheryl Welch from Tennessee, and a Step-son William Stride, nieces, nephews and several cousins, 5 grandchildren and one Great grandchild. Predeceased by his wife Roberta, his brother Herbert and Sister Lorraine. Funeral arrangements are private and at the convenience of th family. Donations may be made to the at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 218 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. For online condolences, please visit our web site at


Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Dec. 22, 2013