Donald E. Coons

Published on Wednesday, 1 September 2021 19:25


Donald E. Coons, passed away on Aug. 29, 2021. Don was born on Dec. 6, 1934 at New Britain General Hospital the son of Wilbur E. Coons Sr. and Nellie Orvis. He was retired from New Departure Hyatt, a division of General Motors. He also served 10 years active duty in the USAF and 10 years in the Conn. Air National Guard, retiring with the rank of Master Sergeant in 1985.

He is survived by his wife Joan of Wolcott, daughter Michele of Indiana, son Scott of Ohio, grandsons Patrick and his wife Danielle and great-granddaughter Laney of Illinois, grandson Zachary of Indiana, and sister Beverly Werner of Bristol. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters Lois Coons, Helen Tedesco, Dorothy Ierardi, Ethel Goodwin and brothers Richard Coons and Wilbur Coons Jr.

At Don's request there will be no calling hours and his remains will be cremated. DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Wolcott, is assisting with arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Wednesday, 1 September 2021 19:25. Updated: Wednesday, 1 September 2021 19:27.