Donald W. Horner, 90, of Enfield, beloved husband of Jacqueline (St. Germain) Horner for 65 years, entered into eternal peace Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, at St. Francis Hospital.
Born to Francis E. and Evelyn (Bishop) Horner, and raised in the Springfield area, Donald graduated from Springfield Technical High School and later attended Northeastern University. He served his country honorably and was a U.S. Navy Korean War Veteran. Don was employed by Thiokol in Utah, NCR, in Ohio and Hartford, and later retired from Scan Optics, East Hartford. In his free time he enjoyed golf, photography, woodworking and creating stained glassworks. Other interests included many travels by car, bus, train, ship and plane, and family gatherings.
Besides his wife Jacqueline, Don is survived by two daughters, Elaine Smith of Enfield and her partner, Edward Weigen, and Rosemary Chabot of Worcester. He was predeceased by a son Donald Joseph Horner; his brother Francis E. Horner; and sister Dorothy Frenette. Don is also survived by his grandchildren, Jillian Diette and her husband, Philip, David Smith and his wife, Tessa Rickart, Ashley and Danielle Chabot; and he also leaves a great-grandson Parker Diette. In addition, he is survived by a sister Marjorie Hughes and her husband, Roger of Corinne Maine; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation hours will be held at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield, from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, followed by a funeral service. Burial will be private.
Donations in Donald's memory may be made to Alzheimer's Association
., CT Chapter, 200 Executive Blvd. S 4b, Southington, CT 06489.
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Published by Journal Inquirer from Nov. 16 to Nov. 20, 2021.