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Donald J. Jordan
Donald J. Jordan age 85 of Trumbull passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 with his family by his side three days prior to his 60th Wedding Anniversary to his devoted wife Shirley Atanas Jordan. Born in Bridgeport, he was the son of the late Edward and Jessie Palsak Jordan. A former resident of Easton where he held a position on the Easton Zoning Board of Appeals for 26 years and was the chairman for 14 years. He was a Justice of the Peace for the Town of Easton and a member of the Republican Town Committee. He graduated Warren Harding High School in Bridgeport and the Lee Institute of real estate. Donald was the former printing manager of the Bridgeport Post for 39 years and had also worked for Southern CT Newspaper, Inc. for 7 ½ years retiring in August 2000. A religious and devoted parishioner of St. George Albanian Orthodox Church, he founded the Men's League of St. George Orthodox Church in Trumbull and was instrumental in raising over $65,000 for the church building fund. In 1990, he was named a Standard Bearer of the Holy Illria for devoted service to St. George Church. This was presented by His Holiness Theodoius, Archbishop of Washington and Metropolitan of North and South America. Donald loved spending time with his family, especially the Jordan Family reunions.
Survivors in addition to his loving wife Shirley are his two daughters; Elizabeth Jordan Veneri and husband Michael of Cape Cod, Susan Jordan Batura and husband Thomas of Trumbull, his cherished grandchildren, Jordan Paige Veneri and John Michael Veneri who were the loves of his life, his brother Edward Daniel Jordan and his wife Margaret of Ashburn, VA, several nieces and nephews. A special thanks to his aide Angelique, whom he loved dearly and his Vitas nurse Jessica.
Friends are invited to attend the Rite of Burial on Friday, September 6, 2019 at 11am in St. George Albanian Orthodox Church Trumbull, with Archpriest Sergei Bouteneff officiating followed by interment in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield. Calling hours will take place on Friday morning from 10am until time of services in the church. The Commerce Hill Funeral Home, 4798 Main St., Bridgeport has been entrusted with the services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. George Church in memory of Donald. For online condolences, memorial tributes and to make a donation visit us at

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Published in Connecticut Post on Sep. 4, 2019.
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September 3, 2020
Love, Susan
August 30, 2020
Feels like yesterday Daddy. I think about and miss you everyday. I hope you are resting peacefully in heaven. I love you so very much.
Beth Veneri
April 3, 2020
March 2, 2020
6 months today Daddy. I will never stop missing you, I love you.
February 2, 2020
February 2, 2020
Love, Susan
January 3, 2020
December 26, 2019
Merry Christmas in Heaven Daddy, We all miss you so much.
November 4, 2019
October 2, 2019
September 6, 2019
Rest In Peace Daddy. We all love you so much.
Beth Jordan Veneri
September 4, 2019
Brendan Jordan
September 4, 2019
Beth, Sue, Aunt Shirley and family,
It is so sad when we lose someone so important to us. But what I have learned is that you will see your father every day when you enjoy the smiles of his grandchildren and hear his voice as your comments sound like his. May he be at peace with all his relatives in heaven. All our love.
Pam Giannini
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