Stonington - Donald Courtland Banker Sr., 81, of Wequetequock, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. He was the husband of 56 years of Barbara L. (White) Banker.
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Donald was born in Wequetequock, son of the late John G. and Ida Mae Banker.
He was predeceased by his brother, Walter Banker.
Donald graduated from Stonington High School in 1949. He was a dedicated farmer of the Wequetequock Farm for 53 years, up to the time of his death. He also worked as a machinist at Davis Standard for 25 plus years. Donald was a lifetime member of the Wequetequock Fire Department.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, daughter, Doreen Gerrish and her husband, Roger, son, D. Courtland Banker and his wife, Sharon, and David C. Banker and his wife, Dianne. He was the beloved grandfather of eight grandchildren. Donald is also survived by a brother, Fritz Banker and his wife, Mary; as well as his sister-in-law, Madeline Banker.
Visiting hours are omitted. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday in Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly. Burial will be in Stonington Cemetery, Stonington.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Wequetequock Fire Department Scholarship Fund, 6 Farmholme Road, Pawcatuck, CT 06379 in Donald's memory.
For online condolences, please go to www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com
Published in The Day on July 19, 2012