Swan Funeral Home

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Donald F. Snow Jr.

July 5, 1947February 3, 2012

Donald Franklyn Snow, Jr., 64, of Madison, CT, passed away on February 3, 2012 after a long illness. Donald was born on July 5, 1947 in Danbury, CT. He was the son of the late Donald F. Snow, Sr. and the late Mary K. Snow. He graduated from New Milford High School in 1965, Norwich University in 1969, and the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at The College of William and Mary in 1972. He was a member of the American, Virginia, and Connecticut Bar Associations. Donald met his loving wife of 39 years, Gail, while attending law school. They married on June 16, 1973 and moved to Connecticut where he served as a captain in the United States Army Reserve and eventually joined a major law firm in New Haven. He later opened and operated his own law firm in Madison for 30 years. Donald loved his community and volunteered his time and effort to many local organizations. He was the president of the Exchange Club of Branford, founding president of the Madison Ambulance Association, served 11 years on the Madison Board of Finance, and was an active member of the Madison Republican Town Committee. Donald’s friends and family will remember him for his strong work ethic, dedication to family, and selfless generosity. In addition to his wife, Gail, Donald leaves three children: his son Donald and wife Krystal of Canberra, Australia, his son David and wife Shizuka of Madison, CT, and his daughter Allison of New York, NY. He also leaves two sisters: Susan Baumann and Kathryn Snow-Burns of New Milford, CT and brother Franklyn of Naperville, IL. A memorial service is scheduled for 11 AM Wednesday, February 8 at the First Congregational Church of Madison. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center – Office of Philanthropy, 28 Crescent St., Middletown, CT 06457. The Swan Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements. Please visit www.swanfuneralhomemadison.com for condolences and tributes.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Donald F. Snow Jr.

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peter borawsky

March 30, 2017

Donny was a fun loving, mischievous, warm hearted, and loving person, i`m happy to have that memory of him....

Austin Rose

May 18, 2012

RIP Mr. Snow, good luck winning the cases in heaven, and we all miss you.

Gregg G

March 30, 2012

Don will be missed more than words can say. Don always used to say to me "When I come back, I want to come back as you." he had the special gift of making everyone around him feel like they were the most important person in his life for the exception of one person, his wife Gail. I have never met Gail but through Don's words I feel like I have known her my whole life. He was truely a man in love. He doted on her. He spoke often of her amazing beauty, charm and intelegence. He was a blessed man. I will miss our talks Don. See you later.

James Rose

February 15, 2012

Dear Gail and family, I have known Don for over 26 years. He was a great friend, and someone who would always like to listen to a great story. We would have good times playing dominos in his office, even if I did catch him cheating every now and then. I will truly miss him, and the world lost a great person.

February 13, 2012

Dear Gail; You and family have my deepest sympathy. You and Don were my favorite & most fun and exciting new friends. What a wild cruise we had ! I have thought of you often and recall what a special couple you were to include Bob and me for cocktails/ dinner. So many laughs, Many prayers and fond memories, Cindy Moxley

sandi sulkowski

February 13, 2012

Gail, My sympathy to you and your children. All my love, Sandi Sulkowski

February 12, 2012

Don was a generous, intelligent man who was always there when you needed him.
I will miss him. Love to all the family.
Lucy Elias

David Bohonnon

February 12, 2012

Dear Gail and Family:
It was with much saddness we learned of the loss of Don last week while traveling. I had many cordial dealings as a lawyer with Don over the years, he was a good lawyer and perfect gentlemen in all of our professional dealings.
We of course better knew Don through our many great visits to the MBC chatting with him on the deck or beach. His great sense of humor and friendship will always be remembered. While we are sad to know he is gone, we hold great memories of our many years of friendship.

With Best Wishes.

David and Libby Bohonnon

Robert Speziale

February 12, 2012

It saddened me to hear about Don's passing. Don was a clever and embracing soul who was instrumental in my entre into the Madison community over the past 12 years. I enjoyed our chats and his zeal for life. He will be missed. My condolensces to Gail and his family. He will live on in our hearts and minds.

Larry and Shari moon

February 8, 2012

Gail and Family,
The service today was beautiful and we are sure Don heard it all. He loved his family so much. Hope all is good today and tomorrow. You have a wonderful family,who will support you in all ways. Our thoughts are with you.

Larry and Shari Moon