Donald “Muggs” Monette, 90, of Cornish, NH, died at the VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT, on November 20, 2020 of natural causes.
Donald was born May 14, 1930 to Louis and Edith Monette in Windsor, VT. He married his high school sweetheart, Pauline “Polly” Tierney, in 1951 going on to have six sons: Steven, David, Michael, Peter, Joseph “Joe” and William “Billy”.
A 1948 graduate of Windsor High School, Donald joined the Vermont National Guard in 1947 and worked at Goodyear until he was called to activated duty during the Korean War and served overseas for two years. After returning, he served in the Guard full-time until retiring in 1981 as a Sergeant First Class. He then worked at F. W. Webb Plumbing and was a member of the Cornish Zoning Board of Adjustment and Cornish Conservation Commission.
Donald enjoyed hunting and fishing and sharing these pastimes with his family and friends. He was a lifetime member of the Windsor American Legion and VFW. After retiring, he enjoyed genealogy, tracing his family back to 1700s France, and he followed many different high school sports, especially the Windsor High School baseball, basketball and football teams.
Donald was predeceased by his wife, Polly, and his son, Joe. He is survived by his sons Steven, of Enfield, NH, David and his wife Maria, Michael and his wife Robin, Peter and Billy, of Cornish, NH, and grandchildren Christopher, Joshua, Daniel and Montgomery Monette and Shaylee Briggs as well as three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date when the warm weather he loved has returned.
The Stringer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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