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Donald J. McGee

Posted By Wendy On January 21, 2021 @ 11:39 am In Obituaries | 10 Comments

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1931 – 2021

Quinebaug – Donald J. McGee, 89, of Charlene D. Quinebaug, CT., passed away peacefully at the Matulaitis Nursing Home on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. He was the loving husband of the late Claire (Guerin) McGee. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Thomas and Leola (Berthiume) McGee.

Donald was a United States Navy veteran serving with the Marines in Korea. He then earned a bachelor’s degree and was employed as a Clinical Laboratory Supervisor at the Memorial Hospital in Worcester and William Backus Hospital of Norwich.

Donald grew up during the hay day of the local textile mills and because of that fact he was an avid researcher of the local mills, mill towns and its citizens. He authored several books on local history, including the mill, he loved to read and was a member of the Quinebaug VFW, post 10088.

Donald is survived by his three sons; Michael McGee and his wife Bonnie of Rock Hill, SC, Thomas McGee and wife Denise of Oxford, MA, Donald C. McGee, and wife Jean of Charlton, MA; daughter Mary Ellen Menzone and husband Anthony of Agawam, MA, ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Valade Funeral Home and Crematory, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. A grave side service will be held at the St. Joseph Cemetery, Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic family and friends are kindly asked to wear a face covering and respect social distancing guidelines.

Memorial donations may be made to Thompson Historical Society, P.O. Box 47 Thompson, CT 06277 or the Quinebaug VFW, Post 1008, Post Office Box 496, Quinebaug, CT 06262. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.


Condolences for the family of “Donald J. McGee”

Condolence from Amber Start on January 21st, 2021 8:53 pm

Don & Jean, please know that I am holding you close to my heart during this sad time, so very sorry for your loss❤️

Condolence from Mona and Jerry on January 22nd, 2021 8:22 am

Our sincere sympathy to the family. Sorry we cannot be with you at this time.

Condolence from Linda McGee on January 23rd, 2021 2:23 pm

My Deepest Sympathy to all Donald’s Family

Condolence from Jeff Barske on January 24th, 2021 1:04 pm

What a wonderful and smart man . Thompson will forever appreciate his research and knowledge of our Town… I thought of him this week not knowing he passed… we shall meet again.

Condolence from Randy and Marlene McCourt on January 25th, 2021 10:37 am

Our deepest sympathies to the whole family. So sorry we cannot get together at this time to say goodbye to your father.

Condolence from Lucille A Langlois on January 27th, 2021 3:11 pm

To the McGee family,
Always enjoyed talking to Don about Quinebaug and the town and mills. He was a gem of a historian. I am fortunate to have copies of the books he wrote.
My sympathies
Lucille Langlois

Condolence from Roger Blanchette on January 28th, 2021 11:23 am

My deepest sympathy from a longtime friend.

Roger Blanchette

Condolence from James Gendron on January 28th, 2021 8:41 pm

Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts.

Condolence from Bernadette Engvall on January 30th, 2021 4:10 pm

Michael, Tom, Maryellen, Don and families,

Please accept our sympathy on the loss of Uncle Don.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Love,
Bunny & Greg Engvall

Condolence from Joe Iamartino on January 31st, 2021 7:06 pm

We appreciate the effort Don made to tell the fascinating story of our town.

The best consolation perhaps for any family is to remember the good times. Thanks Don.

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