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SOUTH KORTRIGHT - Donald J. Magnan, 88, of South Kortright, passed away Dec. 13, 2017, following a lengthy illness.
He was born in NYC on March 6, 1929, to the late Nicholas and Geraldine (White) Magnan.
He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Jack; and sister, Lorelle.
Donald attended Morrisville College of Agriculture.
For 40 years he was owner/operator of Magnan Meat Distributor in Bloomville. Every day he found joy in working and interacting with his customers.
His honor was to have served as a Marine from 1946 to 1948.
Donald is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ellamae; daughter and son-in-law, Barry and Mary (Magnan) Hendee; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Gina (Imperial) Magnan, son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Robin (Martin) Magnan, son, Joseph Magnan; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Diane Plate; many nieces and nephews.
His greatest joy in life was his family, and playing with the children.
There will be no viewing.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stamford with the Rev. Michael Cambi, Celebrant. Burial, with full military honors, will be held in the spring in Locust Hill Cemetery, Hobart.
Shares condolences with the Magnan family online at www.macarthurfh.com.
Published on December 13, 2017
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