Donald Cleary Obituary

Donald J. Cleary
Donald J. Cleary

March 11, 1934 - December 12, 0201
Born in Waterbury, CT
Resided in Niantic, CT


Niantic- Donald J. Cleary, 83, of Niantic passed away December 17, 2017 at Bride Brook Health and Rehab.
He was born March 11, 1934 in Waterbury, CT., the son of the late Simon and Freida Cleary.
Donald honorably served in the United States Navy for 26 years, including one year of service in the Vietnam War. He retired with the rank of Commander.
He was predeceased by his wife, Charlene Sullenberger Cleary.
Commander Cleary is survived by his sons, Donald S. Cleary and his wife (Patricia) of Harmony, FL, Thomas W. Cleary and his wife, Deb of Simi Valley, CA and Michael K. Cleary and his wife Barbara of Sarasota, FL; a daughter, Kathleen Cleary and her fiancee, Mark Green of Atlanta, GA; 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was also predeceased by two daughters, Pamela Plummer and Patricia Miner.
The funeral services are private and in the care of the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 48 Grand Street, Niantic, CT.
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