Donald J Leroux
March 10, 1942 – December 24, 2020
Donald James Leroux 3/10/1942-12/24/2020 Uncasville Donald James Leroux passed away suddenly on Christmas Eve at Backus Hospital at the age of 78. He bravely fought a battle with pulmonary disease for the past several years. Donald was born in New Haven, CT, the child of joseph and Lillian Leroux. He grew up in New Haven and was a graduate of Wilbur Cross High School. He was a Vietnam veteran and proudly served his country from 1961 until 1967 as a medic in the United States Army. In 1982 Donald met the love of his life Donna. They married on October 19, 1985 and were happily married for 35 years until his passing. They lived in West Haven until moving to Uncasville where they’ve been residing for the past 24 years. Donald worked for Flanagan Ambulance Service in New Haven for several years as an EMT then as a chauffeur for a private limousine company before settling down in Uncasville. There he started working at Mohegan Sun as a day one employee as a chauffeur then transferred to the Mohegan tribe. He was employed as a Protective Service Specialist until illness forced him to retire. Donald was an avid New York Giants, Mets, and UCONN basketball fan. Many good times were spent attending sporting events and concerts with his family or just hanging out in front of the TV to enjoy a game. Donald was such a caring, thoughtful and devoted Dad and the best husband anyone could ever have. Besides his loving wife Donna, Donald leaves behind his son Nicholas James who he was so proud of and loved with his heart and soul, as well as his faithful canine companion Benji. He also leaves behind his sister-in-law Cheryl Alusik (John) of Stratford, brother-in-law Lawrence Studdiford (Donna) of Alexandria, VA, three nieces Devan Alusik, Lauren and Shea Studdiford and a nephew John Alusik. Funeral Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Donald can be made to Groton Special Olympics 29 Spicer Ave., Noank CT 06340. Please visit www.montvillefuneralhome.com to leave an online tribute or condolence.