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Donald A. Billington
KILLINGWORTH - Donald A. Billington, 77, of Killingworth and formerly of South Windham, passed away peacefully Friday (December 6, 2013) at Middlesex Hospital. Born in Pawtucket, RI, he was the son of the late Celia E. (Forgette) Billington and Francis R. Billington. He recently moved to Killingworth, previously having resided in South Windham for close to 40 years.
Donald had proudly served his country in the U.S Army RA AMEDS at the rank of PFC (E-3) during the Korean War. After his tour of duty, he worked at Anchor Glass Container Corp. in Dayville, later at Giant Vac in South Windham and more recently at D. H. Marvin & Son, Inc. in Colchester as an assembler.
He was a devoted family man who will be greatly missed by his fiancee, Joan Foote of Killingworth; his stepchildren Lucinda McCue and her husband, Bruce of Wethersfield, Clifford Porter and his wife, Sherri of Colchester, Sue Coston of Walton, NY and Heidi Marvin and her husband, Tim of Colchester; eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews as well as many extended family members and friends.
Donald in his early years enjoyed cars, campers and CB radios, fondly remembered as The Red Dragon. More recently, he has enjoyed NASCAR Racing, doing crossword puzzles, playing the guitar, dining out (especially fish & chips on Fridays) and the occasional trip to the casino. He always made time to celebrate important milestones with his grand and great grandchildren. It was often difficult to determine who was the bigger kid when they spent time together.
Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Charles and Raymond; sisters, Joan, Eleanor and Norma; his wives, Alberta (Martha Ousley) and Gail (Porter) Billington; as well as a grandson, Danny Richards.
Friends may call 5 to 7 PM Friday (Dec. 13th) at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester. A Chapel Service with military honors will be observed at 6:30 PM. Burial will be private
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Speedway Children's Charities, PO Box 7888, Loudon, NH 03307-7888 or to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com.