Donald Leo Watterworth


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Beloved Husband and Father


            MIDDLEBURY- Donald Leo Watterworth of Middlebury, passed into the kingdom of Heaven on June 9, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Harold F. and Emma Herr Watterworth. He was born in Waterbury on February 1, 1931, the oldest of eight children.

            Mr. Watterworth was a graduate of Fairfield Prep and Fairfield University and served proudly in the U.S. Navy where he did tours of duty in the Mediterranean and the North Atlantic. Donald was elected as the first President of the Fairfield University Alumni Club in Waterbury.

            He worked as an accountant prior to his military service Shapiro and Rosenthal Accounting and then joined North East Utilities as an internal auditor where he served with distinction in various roles for forty years.

            Faith and family were his highest priorities. Donald was the parish accountant at Saint John of the Cross Church in Middlebury where he was so happy to serve.

            Donald is survived by his devoted wife of sixty- one years, Patricia Duffy Watterworth and their three daughters, Kyle B. Magner and her husband Bill, Gayle M. Watterworth and Darlene M. Salvatore and her husband David, six grandchildren, Lauryn Magner, Kathryn Magner, Cameron Leed, David Salvatore, Emma Salvatore and Christopher Salvatore. In addition, he leaves two younger sisters, Christine Watterworth and Corrine Watterworth and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

            He was predeceased by his siblings, Joseph Watterworth, Richard Watterworth, Carol Perugini, Winifred Saginario and Virginia Wagner.

            Funeral will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. from the Murphy Funeral Home, 115 Willow Street in Waterbury to Saint John of the Cross Church, 1263 West Street in Middlebury for a Mass at 1:30 p.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Lake Elise Cemetery in Middlebury. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

            In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to; Saint John of the Cross Church, P.O. Box 361, Middlebury, CT 06762.

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