Donald R. Bunnell, 90, of Washington Street in Claremont, NH, died Saturday (Jan. 30, 2021) at his home following a period of failing health.
He was born in East Columbia, NH, on February 12, 1930, the son of Newton B. and Marion M. (Murphy) Bunnell and had been a longtime Claremont resident. He was a US Army veteran. Don had been employed by the Claremont Paper Mill for 48 years as a fork lift operator, then worked for Sturm Ruger for five years until his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, camping and attend sporting events where he was known to root for the opposing team. Don volunteered many hours at the Claremont Soup Kitchen.
Members of his family include his wife, Janet “Jan” (Jarvis) Bunnell who he married on August 29, 1953, Claremont, NH; two sons, Mark Bunnell and his wife Rosemary, Malden, MA; Brian Bunnell and his wife, Deborah, Claremont, NH; two daughters, Sharon Brown and her husband, William, Wewoka, OK; Kimberly Galbreath and her husband, Stephen, Ascutney, VT; eight grandchildren, Ericka, Kara, Alex, Nicholas, Danielle, Kristine, Jeanne, Anthony, 11 great grandchildren, a brother, Paul Bunnell, Claremont, NH several nieces and nephews, a special friend, David LaCoy.
He was predeceased by a son, Donald Bunnell, Jr.; five brothers, Norman, George, Herman, Frederick, William; and three sisters, Kay Ferguson, Elsie, Bailey, Roseanne Gratacos.
Graveside services with military honors will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday (Feb. 12) in St. Mary’s Cemetery with the Rev. Arockia Antony, officiating. A walk through visitation will be held at the Roy Funeral Home from 7 – 9 pm on Thursday (Feb. 11). Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the Bunnell family and the Roy Funeral Home remind anyone attending the visitation or services to please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the VA Medical Center, Respiratory Unit, 215 N. Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05001.
You are invited to share a memory of Don with the family or leave a message of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com.
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