Peltier, Donald A.

Donald A. Peltier, Sr., 91, of Unionville, passed away December 14, 2015 with his family by his side after a short illness. He was born in Unionville, Connecticut on July 11, 1924, the son of the late Rena (Haller) Peltier and Leo J. Peltier. Donald was a lifelong resident of Unionville until moving to Avon ten years ago. Donald is survived by his wife of 64 years Nancy (Reynolds) Peltier, daughters, Denise Pilewski (late William) of Bristol, Connecticut, Margaret Carpenter (Merrill) of Avon, Connecticut with whom he made his home; sons, Donald A. Peltier, Jr. of Unionville, Connecticut and Timothy C. Peltier of Wells River, Vermont, four grandchildren, Andrew S. Dutil (U.S. Army Capt., ret.) of Wiesbaden, Germany, Alicia M. Dutil of Bristol, Connecticut, Betsy A. Carpenter (fiancée Enrique Santos) and Thomas M. Carpenter of Avon, Connecticut, a beloved great-granddaughter, Cameron Elizabeth Dutil, of Bristol, Connecticut and a sister, Anita Dubnanski of Terryville, Connecticut. Donald was predeceased by his brothers, Richard, Leo, James, William, Paul, Alfred, Raymond and Eugene and his sisters, Leona Ransom, Mary Schlapak and Dorothy Thibodeau. He was a longtime communicant at The Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea in Unionville. He owned and operated Reynolds Luncheonette for many years after serving in the U. S. Army during WWII under General George S. Patton as a tanker; he was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor; participated in the Battle of the Bulge and received the French Medal of Honor by the French government for his role in the liberation of France. Mr. Peltier was Past Post Commander of Rourke-Bergin Post No. 1195, VFW. He was a member of the Tunxis Hose Co. #1, where he attained the rank of Lieutenant. In the 1940’s and 1950’s he was a member of their championship hose laying team. He and Nancy traveled extensively around the world; wintering in Aruba, Hawaii and Florida. He and his family spent many summers at their cottage on Grove Beach Point in Westbrook, Connecticut. Donald was a man of many talents, but will be remembered most as a loving and doting husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Saturday (Dec. 19) from 8:30-9:30am. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be at 9:30am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville at 10:00am. Burial with full military honors will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tunxis Hose Co. # 1, P.O. Box 215, Unionville, CT 06085.Peltier, Donald.

Calling Hours

Saturday, December 19, 2015 from 8:30-9:30am

Funeral Service

Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 10:00am at the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea - Unionville

Burial

Greenwood Cemetery, Avon

Memorial Contribution

Tunxis Hose Co. # 1, P.O. Box 215, Unionville, CT 06085

One Response to 'Peltier, Donald A.'

  1. Alicia Dutil says:

    We love and miss you so much, Grandpa. May you rest in peace ❤️

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