Obituary: John Donnachie, 72, of Stratford

John Donnachie, age 72, of Stratford, the beloved husband of the late Nicole Breton Donnachie, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Griffin Hospital.

He was born on August 27, 1942 in Motherwell, Scotland and was the son of the late James and Helen Cassidy Donnachie.

John was employed by General Reinsurance as a computer programmer for many years.

John was an avid golfer, a New York Giants and soccer fan, an expert bowler, and a member of the Clan Campbell. He cherished spending time with family, especially tea parties with his grandchildren.

John is survived by four daughters: Michelle Andersen and husband Jesper of Southbury, Janice Moore and husband Todd of Stratford, Yvonne Rudek and husband Edward III of Shelton, and Anne Marie Donnachie of San Diego, CA; four grandchildren: McKenzie Moore, Madilyn Moore, Kaitlyn Andersen, and Steven Rudek; three brothers: Stephen Donnachie, James Donnachie, and Gerald Donnachie all of the UK; and 35 nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. DIRECTLY in St. Mark Church, 500 Wigwam Lane Stratford where a Mass of Catholic Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Donald A. Gugliemi. Interment will follow in Mt. Grove Cemetery of Easton. Friends may call at the Galello-Luchansky Funeral Home 2220 Main Street Stratford on Friday from 4 - 7 PM.

In lieu of flowers, those who so desire may contribute in John’s memory, St. Mark’s Building Fund, 500 Wigwam Lane, Stratford.

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