Brian D. Donahue, 74, of Windsor Locks, beloved husband of Debbie (Bagley) Donahue died on Thursday, August 3 at home surrounded by his family. Brian was born on July 2nd, 1949, in Lawrence, Massachusetts. After Brian graduated from high school, he was employed by The Dexter Corporation in Windsor Locks as a machinist. He spent forty-one years at The Dexter Corporation (later Ahlstrom) progressing to Quality Control Assistant Scientist, traveling the world to solve problems. The President of the company would rely on Brian to help bring teams together to solve problems. Brian was extremely proud of his accomplishments.
In 1966 Brian met Debbie Bagley on a blind date and was married a short few years later. They went on to have two children, Patricia Collins, and Daniel Bradford.
Brian’s greatest passion was loving and caring for people around him. He devoted his energy and love not only to his family but his extended family and friends. His life was dedicated to helping people in need, that were struggling with life’s challenges.
In addition, Brian loved hunting, fishing, and spending time at his camps in New York and Vermont.
Brian was predeceased by his father Daniel George Donahue and Mother, Ruth Collins Donahue. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Debbie Donahue; Brother John Collins Donahue and wife Linda Donahue; daughter Patrica Donahue and son-in-law Paul Meals; Son Daniel Donahue and partner Becky Liete; Grandson Dillon Rajala; Granddaughter Sydnie Donahue; Great Grandson Dillon Rajala Junior; In-laws Gerri and Ron Wilkos, Peter and Diane Bagley, Robin Turner, Brenda Albert, and Brad and Kelly Bagley; and many nieces and nephews including Shawn Carroll and his wife Jen.
Relatives and friends may join the family on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, from 4 – 7 pm at Windsor Locks Funeral Home, 441 Spring St, Windsor Locks. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at 10:00 am at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 52 S Elm St, Windsor Locks (Please meet directly at church). Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Windsor Locks. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Recovery House, PO Box 1058, Windsor, CT 06095 or the Stafford Fish & Game Club, 52 Rockwell Rd, Stafford, CT 06075. For online condolences please visit windsorlocksfuneralhome.com