October 31, 1932 – December 27, 2018
Adolph (Don) Donofrio son of the late Thomas Donofrio and the late Catherine (Chicano) Donofrio entered into eternal rest on Tuesday December 25, 2018. Don was raised in East Hartford, CT and a lifelong resident. Don served his country in both the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. Upon his retirement for the Air Force Don worked for 20 years and retired from Windsor Manufacturing in Windsor, CT. In addition to his beloved wife of 63 years Dolores (Moquin) Donofrio, Don is survived by his children Sharon Donofrio her husband Peter Nimirowski their children Todd Nimirowski his wife Robin, Tess Nimirowski her fiancé Justin Wollenhaupt, Edward Donofrio, his wife Christie and children Elaina Donofrio-Roche her husband Sean, Vincent Donofrio and Jewel Castle and son Steven Donofrio. In addition Don is survived by his four great- grandchildren and brother Thomas Donofrio, and sisters Dolores Gaudette and Mafalda Talbert. Don was predeceased by three brothers and four sisters. Don was always there to lend a helping hand, give sound advice, share a story of his military experiences and give the most extraordinary, loving hugs. Everyone who knew Don knew of his passion and love for his family and friends. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 4-7 P.M. at D’esopo Funeral Chapel 30 Carter Street East Hartford CT 06118. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2019 11:00 A.M. at Saint Mary’s North American Martyrs Parish, 15 Maplewood Avenue, East Hartford, CT (Please go directly to the church). Burial will follow at the Silver Lane Cemetery, 1280 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT 06118. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Please visit www.Desopoeh.com to view the obituary and leave a message of condolence.
- Public Visitation Wednesday, January 2, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, January 3, 2019
- Graveside Service Thursday, January 3, 2019
January 2, 2019
To the Donofrio Family
Don was a great neighbor and friend to my wife, I and our sons, we lived two doors down on Mckee St. from Dee & Don and family for nine years.
Every Halloween (Don’s birthday) he would make homemade donuts which he would share with everyone. Don grew long stem roses and loved to share them with family and neighbors. When it snowed, he would clear the sidewalk for the better part of the block and sometimes our driveway. Don shared his Airforce experience as a crew chief on the B52’s and his experience as a machinist at Windsor Mfg. Don was the master scheduler for St. Mary’s Food Bank holiday deliveries.
With Fond Memories of Don
The Quintin & Linda Roohr and Family
December 30, 2018
My condolences to the family