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I hadn't seen Donald for many years but we were good friends and not just because he saved my life but that's way up there on the list of reasons! When we were both younger men, we worked together doing Ironwork, erecting buildings. On the very first day I hired Donald, we were both on the roof structure of what was then called the Chateau De Ville in Warehouse Point, Ct. One of the workers on the other crew was

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Posted by: Steve Miller - Denver, CO - Friend   Mar 05, 2013

To the Collette Family,
We here at Adco Services were saddened to hear of Don's early passing. Don was a loyal and valued fellow worker and employee. He was well liked by all of us who worked with him. He was a hard worker and dedicated journeyman in a tough and demanding occupation. Everyone appreciated his great sense of humor and working next to him made the long day pass a little quicker. Please accept our apology for not personally delivering

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Posted by: ADCO Services, Inc. - Past Employer   Mar 01, 2013


Sending my sympathy on the loss of your Dad.
I have fond memories of all the cousins' pranks and antics on the farm when we were young.
Sending kind thoughts and comfort to you.

Gail Arzamarski Waterford,Ct.

Posted by: Gail Arzamarski - Watwerford, CT - cousin   Feb 25, 2013

Dear Jesse, Crystal & Nicole,

We know how you all loved your Dad. The fond
memories and his love will get you through the difficult days that are ahead. May the Lord's peace be with you all.

Cousin Linda

Posted by: Linda - Stafford Springs, CT - first cousin   Feb 25, 2013

You will be missed by all of us. Our family holidays will not be the same. You were an awesome father in law to Geneva and the best grampa!!

Posted by: Polly McCranie - Stafford springs, CT   Feb 23, 2013

Crystal we love you and we are very sorry for your loss. We are, and always will be, here for you. We love you xoxo

Posted by: Paul & Marcy - family   Feb 23, 2013

Crystal: So sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. I know he has suffered with health issues. Know that he is now free of pain and in a better place. And, a belated "thank you" for his service to our Country.

Posted by: Bunny and Norm Howe - Chapin, SC - grandparents   Feb 23, 2013

Jesse, Crystal, and Nicole,

Losing a loved one especially a parent is never easy but may you find comfort in all of the happy memories that you were able to make with your dad over the years. We are very sorry for your loss. Donald was a great man who will be missed by many. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Kurt and Michelle Brothers    Feb 23, 2013

My deepest sympathy on the passing of your Dad. I have many fond memories of Donald when we were young, having fun on the farm.
May you have relief in knowing he is no longer suffering. Rest in peace Donald.
Love, Cheryl

Posted by: Cheryl Vail - Staffor Springs, CT - Cousin   Feb 23, 2013

My father was a great man. He always supported all of his children and was proud of all of the acomplishments that we made. He loved his grandchildren very much and they will never forget how much Grandpa loved them. While battling numerous health issues he still made us laugh, was his stubborn old self, and never gave up. I love you so much Dad and so happy that I can say that Donald (squeaky) Collette is my Father. Love your oldest Daughter Crystal

Posted by: Crystal Daigneau - Oldest Daughter   Feb 23, 2013