Donald S. Bugbee Sr.

8 October, 19309 March, 2021

Old Lyme—Donald S. Bugbee Sr, 90, of Mile Creek Road, passed away peacefully, after a short illness, Tuesday evening, March 9, 2021 in Lawrence Memorial Hospital, while under Hospice care. Mr. Bugbee was born on October 8, 1930 in New London, the son of Roger and Bernice (Morgan) Bugbee. He was a lifelong carpenter and property caretaker. He is survived by his son Don Bugbee of Old Lyme and was predeceased by his parents, wife Dorothy Bugbee, daughter Deborah Rutty, daughter Patricia Bugbee, brother Ray Bugbee, and his partner Barbara Gardiner. He was blessed in his life with 9 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He enlisted and loyally served his Country in the US Army during the Korean War. Throughout his life he enjoyed his family, friends, work, hunting, fishing, camping, square dancing, tractors, trips to Vermont and watching Old Lyme High School Girls Basketball games. After work was completed each day, he was commonly seen in his workshop at home where anything could be built, remodeled or fixed-up good as new. A Graveside Service will be held at the Laysville Cemetery in Old Lyme on Saturday March 20 at 11:00am. All are welcome to attend. Family will gather privately prior to the Service at the Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home. Please visit to sign the online guestbook and leave a tribute for Mr. Bugbee’s family. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested any donations be made to the charity of their choice. The family would also like to thank all of the Hospital and Hospice staff for their kind and comforting care during his last few days. Rest in peace Dad. You are now reunited with loved ones. You are loved by many and will be missed. Forever in our hearts. Your loving Son, Don.


  • Graveside Service

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Donald S. Bugbee Sr.

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Mary Ellen Garbarino

18 March 2021

Dear Don and family,
Both John and I have such fond memories of Mr. Bugbee. He always made us feel good just talking with him. He was a kind and loving man and surely loved his family. His losses were more than most people have ever had to deal with, and I hope you find comfort knowing that he is now with loved ones in heaven. Please know that you are all in our prayers. With heartfelt sympathy, John and Mary Ellen Garbarino, Old Lyme

Melody Green

16 March 2021

I was very sorry to see this announcement. My heart goes out to you.
I hope it may be some comfort, He will be in so much good company. Our "old guard" is leading the way.

Sally Spear

16 March 2021

So sorry for your loss so glad I got to talk with him on the phone .

Erica Saunders

16 March 2021

My Deepest condolences going out to his wonderful family he was very loved by many and will be missed by all

Patrick Kelly

16 March 2021

I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I will pray for you and your family and hope pleasant memories of your dad will give you comfort.
Deepest sympathy,
Your old buddy Pat Kelly