Minshew, Danalynn Phaneuf

Danalynn Phaneuf Minshew passed away unexpectedly on March 15, 2020 at the age of 57. She was the daughter of the late Lt. Col William “Bill” Phaneuf (Retired USAF and Ohio Air National Guard) and Donna Phaneuf of The Villages, FL. Danalynn was born on September 3rd, 1962 at Hamilton Air Force Base, CA. She was a Gulf War Veteran and spent 22 years in the United States Air Force and served in the Ohio Air National Guard. Danalynn was honorably discharged on January 15th 1995. She went on to become a Clinical Office Assistant and Surgical Coordinator at UCONN’s Orthopedic office in Farmington, CT. After retiring, she resided in Martinsburg WV until she moved back to Farmington, CT. Danalynn leaves behind her mother, Donna Phaneuf of The Villages, FL, her brother and sister- in- law, Mark and Susan Phaneuf of Berryville, VA, her sons Jeremy Lehner, of Farmington CT, Morgan and Shawn Minshew, of Las Vegas NV, her grandsons Logan Lehner, Tyson Lehner, both of Farmington, CT, soon to arrive granddaughter of Las Vegas, NV and a niece and two nephews, Zachary, Kayla and Luke Phaneuf all of Berryville, VA. Friends may call at the Ahern Funeral Home 111 Main Street Unionville, on Tuesday (March 24) from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. A prayer service will be held at 7:30pm in the funeral home. Burial will be held in the future at Arlington National Cemetery with full Air Force honors. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516

Calling Hours

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Funeral Service

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 at 7:30 pm in the Ahern Funeral Home 111 Main Street ~Unionville


At a later date in Arlington National Cemetery with full Air Force honors

Memorial Contribution

Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516

4 Responses to 'Minshew, Danalynn Phaneuf'

  1. Veronica J. Rorrer-Miller says:

    Dear Donna,

    I have just received word of Danalynn’s passing. No words can describe the unspeakable grief you are enduring right now. My heart breaks for you for your loss, as I, too, lost my daughter just last month. I was saddened to hear the news of the passing of your husband, Bill, as well.

    I knew & lived with Danalynn, when she was still in WV. I remember when she brought me over to your place in The Woods to visit. I also remember attending a Thanksgiving dinner with you, Bill, and Danalynn.

    Please know that the deepest part of my heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you during this time of bereavement for your daughter, Danalynn, and Bill’s recent passing. I don’t want to sound like a cliche, but please do not hesitate to contact me, even if it’s just to have someone to talk to, about anything.

  2. Maria says:

    My condolences to you and your family. Danalynn will be deeply missed.

  3. Laurie Berger Baker says:

    To Mark,Susan and Donna,
    I was sorry to hear about Dana’s passing and also recently learned about Bill’s passing too. You have my heartfelt sympathy! I have fond memories of all of you back in the Snow Trails days. Prayers for peace and comfort!
    Laurie Berger Baker

  4. Jessica Daniel says:

    Dear Morgan, Shawn, and Jeremy,
    I was so sad to hear about your mom’s passing. I was Morgan and Shawn’s third grade teacher at West District School (Miss Price). Your mom was your strongest supporter and always did everything in your best interests. A few years back Danalynn cane to West District to visit me and Mrs. Dube (your fourth grade teacher), and she was beaming with pride telling us all about your accomplishments and how you both were living in LasVegas. She also mentioned Jeremy and I do remember seeing Jeremy at school right after that as he was dropping his son off and making that connection. May the memories of your mom guide you through this difficult time. I’ll always remember her as a loving, caring, dedicated mom.

    Take care,
    Jessica (Price) Daniel
    Jessica Daniel

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