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Donald Capen

COLLINSVILLE — Donald Capen, 74, died Nov. 29, 2009, at home.

Born Jan. 10, 1935, in New Britain, he was the son of the late Ola (Baker) and Dwight Capen.  

Mr. Capen served in the United States Marine Corps and raised four girls in Collinsville.  Employed as a truck driver for Shur-Fine Groceries, he was also part of the Teamsters Union.  

He was a member of the Collinsville Volunteer Fire Department, driving the ladder truck and marching in countless parades with them. He was a faithful customer of The Whole Donut in Canton. He loved bowling and played in a league in Plainville.  

Mr. Capen is survived by three daughters and their families, Dawn and John Irizarry, Susan and Tom Wilson and Beth and Kevin Purcell; and five grandchildren, Ashley, Joseph, Sophia, Gianna and Alexander. He was predeceased by his daughter, Sheila Adams; a brother, Robert Capen; and a sister, Shirley Anderson.  

Funeral services were held on Dec. 2 at Montano-Shea Funeral Home, New Hartford, with the Rev. Jesse Bigham officiating. Burial will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery, New Hartford.

Memorial contributions may be made in the name of his daughter, Sheila, to The American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Visit an online guest book at montano-shea.com.

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