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Donald W. Lounder

Donald W. Lounder
Donald W. Lounder, 72, of 415 Perkins St., Bristol, passed away Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, after he lost his courageous battle to cancer at UConn Health Center in Farmington surrounded by loved ones. He was the husband of Valarie (Pilbin) Lounder. Donald was born in Bristol on Oct. 13, 1938, the son of the late Stephen and Martha (Gervais) Lounder. He served his country in the Army stationed in Korea being honorably discharged in 1963. He worked for 24 years at EGS Electric Co. in Terryville until he retired in 2001. He was a member of the Polish Club in Forestville and was an avid Red Sox and UConn basketball fan. He loved to play golf, cribbage, set back and was a former member of the Jaycees. Besides his wife he is survived by his son, Mark Lounder of Plainville; two step-daughters, Lori and her husband, Steven Ettel, of Florida and Cheri and her husband, Durand Tessier, of Bristol; six step grandchildren, Kaitrin, Abbey, Joshua, Nathan, Jonah and Karoline; plus his great stepgrandson, "his buddy" Shawn; his sisters, Laverne Bouchard of Bristol, Joan Nelson of Bristol, Cheryl Collar of Bristol and Nancy Fowler of Bristol; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a his first wife, Teresa (Maleo), Lounder; his daughter, Donna Lounder; and sister, Marlene Feaster of Ohio, Earl Lounder of Vermont and Richard Lounder of Clinton. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to the UConn Oncology staff on the 6th floor for all the wonderful care giving to Donald. Funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. Friends may call at Dunn Funeral Home, 191 West St., Bristol, on Thursday from 10 a.m., until time of the service. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to UConn Health Center Cancer Foundation, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington, CT 06032. www.Dunnfh.com

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Lisa Doyle-Bell     E-mailirishbyhalf@yahoo.com
Dear Mark,
I am sorry for the loss of your father. Though we've not seen each other since the passing of your mother and sister I do not forget you.

Your Cousin,

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Kathy Varkal
Val and family, I can not tell you how special the "handsome Lounder" was to me. I will remember our morning laughs forever. I hope your special memories will help you find some peace during this sad time. Love to you all, Kathy

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Robin Brown-Zacharek     E-mailrezacharek@hotmail.com
Wendy sent me Don's notice. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you now and always. Take Care, Love Robin

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Marcus and Kaitrin
Donny, you are always in our thoughts. We love you dearly.

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Mines family
My condolences to the family. May you treasure your fond memories as they will become more precious in the days to come. And remember that Almighty God is a refuge and strength, a help that is readily to be found during distresses. (Psalms 46:1) May he become your strength and refuge during this most difficult time.

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM