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Nicholas Anthony DeGange

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New London - Nicholas Anthony DeGange of New London passed away on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.

Nick was born in New London, on Dec. 18, 1925, the son of Nicholas and Mary (Battaglia) DeGange. He graduated from Bulkeley School in 1947 after serving in the U.S. Army 78th Infantry Division in Germany. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart during World War II and was a lifelong member of the Disabled American Veterans.

He married Jean LeBlanc in 1952 and they enjoyed travelling for many years until her passing in 2007. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service and U.S. Customs until his retirement in 1979 and continued working for New London Adult Education. He served on the Board of Trustees of the New London Maritime Society and was a volunteer member of the Niagara Fire Engine Company, Friends of Harkness, and Friends of the New London Public Library.

He was predeceased by his brother, Joseph DeGange; and sister, Angela Rocco.

He is survived by his daughters, Deborah and son-in-law, John Maney, and Donna Cusack; and son, David DeGange; in addition, his dear companion, Elaine Perkins; sister-in-law, Shirley DeGange; and many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank all the care from Drs. Gary Bertman, Stephen Lattanzi, Niall Duhig and all the staff at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, as well as the support of family and many friends throughout the years.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at the Fulton Theroux Funeral Home, 181 Ocean Ave., New London. A procession will assemble at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at the funeral home, for a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian burial at St. Joseph's Church, New London. Military honors will be held at the funeral home prior to the Mass. Interment will be private.

Donations may be made in his memory to the Friends of Harkness.

Please visit www.fultontherouxnewlondon.com for tributes, directions, and more service information.
Published in The Day from Feb. 11 to Feb. 13, 2014
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