Donald L. Hurlburt, 83, of New Britain, formerly of Plainville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Cassena Care at New Britain.
Donald was born on December 12, 1935, in New Britain, son to the late Guy and Louisa (DeCarli) Hurlburt. He graduated from E. C. Goodwin, specializing in electronics, and went on to become a T.V. repairman. He was a handyman and was gifted with the talent of being able to tinker with and fix electronics, although he was legally blind. Donald was an avid fisherman and enjoyed the simple things in life, especially sitting back watching classic movies. He loved to have a good time.
Donald is survived by his daughters, Rhonda Carpenter, of Plainville, and Dawn Perez and her husband, Ulysses, of Windsor; his granddaughter, Crystal Markavitch, of Bristol; and his great-granddaughters, Kaylee and Brittney Markavitch and Aaliyah Alicea. He was predeceased by his brothers, Robert and Charles Hurlburt, and his sister, Lillian Keller. He was also predeceased by an infant son, Bradford Scott Hurlburt.
Donald’s family would like to thank the East Wing staff of Cassena Care at New Britain for their exceptional care in their time of need, especially Aida Calabrese and Debbie Gerardi.
A Graveside Service in Celebration of Donald’s life will be held on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 11 AM in Plainville West Cemetery, 180 North Washington Street, Plainville. Family and friends are asked to meet directly in the cemetery. Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad Street, Plainville has been entrusted with care.