Donald Herbert Nygren

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Windham - Donald Herbert Nygren journeyed peacefully to the afterlife on June 22, 2014, at Douglas Manor.

Donald was born to the late Oscar S. and Ruth (Larson) Nygren on Oct. 4, 1929, in New Britain.

Don is survived by his loving children, Steven E. Nygren of Groton, Dana S. Chapel and her husband, Kenneth, of Quaker Hill and granddaughter, Karina L. Pierce of New London. Besides his children, Donald leaves behind his longtime companion, Edith Archer of North Windham and her children, Trudy and Craig Kilby of Mansfield and Joleen and Roger LaVallie, their children, and many extended family members.

Donald served our country in the U.S. Army as a second liertenant. He was honorably discharged in 1953. Donald and his late brother Robert "Bob" Nygren owned the Flying Dutchman Service Station in Kensington. After selling the service station, Donald worked as a tool salesman and crossed paths with the late Lou Beaudreau. Donald and his young family moved to Niantic, and Donald began a long career as an office manager with Beaudreau Electric in Waterford, from which he retired.

Donald, Edith, and family enjoyed spending time on Thomas Pond in Maine, enjoying the friendship and laughs of many friends. His personality was open to joy and made everyone around him feel like family and valued as such. Donald will be missed by everyone with whom he shared a moment in time.

The family would like to thank the staff at Douglas Manor in Windham for the compassion, love, and care they gave Donald during his stay. Also our sincere thanks go to Masonicare Hospice for the time and love they showed Donald during his short illness.

Services for Donald will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Quinnipiac Medical Research Department, Office of Development AH-DVP, Quinnipiac University, 275 Mount Carmel Ave., Hamden, CT 06518.

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Published in The Day on June 25, 2014