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Wednesday July 3rd, 2013

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Interment at: Woodlawn Cemetery

Woodlawn Cemetery
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Donald T. Townsend

East Berne,NY- Donald T. Townsend 69, died on June 28,2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a long illness. Donald was born on Nov. 22,1943 the son of George and Rose (nee Ceverella) Townsend in Freeport , NY. He is survived by his loving wife Phyllis (nee Porter), his mother Rose, his children, Monica (Larry) Poitras, Kristen (Chris) Saccento and Brian Townsend, his grandchildren Benjamin Poitras ,Madison, Kaili and Sophia Saccento, his sister Carlene (Tim) Bowen, his brother in laws Wayne (Mariann) Porter and James (Jane) Porter and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held at Fredendall Funeral Home, 199 Main St. Altamont, NY on Tuesday July 2,2013 from 5-7 pm. A funeral service will be held on Wed. July 3,2013 in the funeral home at 11:00am. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Berne NY.


I wanted to send my condolences. I'll always remember the years he helped me on the farm. I'm sure its been a long road. Carol

Carol Edwards Jul 2 2013 12:00 AM

Phyllis you are one of the strongest women I know; Don was a lucky man to be loved by you! Just as he has found peace, so will you find strength in those who are near to you and love you. Love, John & Mary

Mary Querques Jul 2 2013 12:00 AM

May God take Don into His Kingdom for eternity.

Kathy Slattery Jul 2 2013 12:00 AM

On behalf of the Class of 1961 of the Chariho Regional Jr-Sr High School in Wood River Junction, RI of which Don was a member, please allow me to pass on our condolences to Don's family. Most of us had not seen Don in more than 50 years but we learned a lot about our former classmate from a letter which Phyllis had sent to another classmate on the 50th anniversary of our graduation. We know from that letter that Don had a loving and caring family with whom he shared his love. We shall remember him for that.

Robert A Kenney Jul 1 2013 12:00 AM

So sorry for you're loss, I know what its like but you have more friends than you know. Hang in there. Janet

Janet Zyniecki Ruprecht Jul 1 2013 12:00 AM

I remember when I first met Don. My thought was then, and every time I saw him after that : Sweet + Heart = Don. So glad he was loved so much. So glad he loved my dear friend the way he did.

Bev Jun 29 2013 12:00 AM

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